Sky’s The Limit For Fearless Whisky Worker – Scotch Whisky News


Sky´s The Limit For Fearless Whisky Worker

Donald Jenkinson (57), who has worked for Chivas Brothers at its Kilmalid bottling plant in Dumbarton for 37 years, undertook the hair-raising challenge for ex-servicemen’s charity Erskine. The parachute jump took place at Strathallan airfield in Perthshire, where he was able to get coast-to-coast views of Scotland as he hurtled to the ground.

Donald, who lives near Dumbarton Castle, raised £550 sponsorship cash through the daring stunt, with another £500 added by Chivas Brothers through the company’s doubling up scheme, which matches charity amounts raised by employees.

Donald said: “I had decided a while ago that I wanted to do a skydive before my 60th birthday and this gave me the prefect excuse as I knew the company would help me reach my goal amount for the charity.

“The scariest part was taking-off as the plane has no doors. Once I jumped the first 5,000 feet were amazing as I was just freefalling. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I want to do a bungee jump next, but my wife thinks I’m mad.”

Chivas Brothers Communications Director Vanessa Wright added: “Our employees are so generous with their time and money when it comes to a good cause, and Donald is certainly no exception to this.

“We’re delighted he was able to raise so much for Erskine, and that we were able to contribute further to this through doubling up. I hope this will be an incentive for even more employees to do their bit for charity.”



Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

In July 2010 Chivas Brothers launched The Age Matters campaign to help consumers understand the importance of Scotch whisky age statements.

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