Wolfburn “Help For Heroes” Charity Special – Scotch Whisky News

Wolfburn “Help For Heroes” Charity Special

The Carnegie Whisky Cellars and Wolfburn Distillery are delighted to announce a limited edition single malt whisky which has been created to raise funds for Help For Heroes (www.helpforheroes.org.uk).  A total of 1939 bottles are being produced by Thurso-based Wolfburn Distillery and will be sold from the Distillery and through the Carnegie Whisky Cellars in Dornoch. The project aims to raise a total of £10,000 for Help For Heroes.

The bottles will be available from both businesses on October 9th 2019 for £79, and will be sold on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.

Supporting both Wolfburn and Carnegie at the launch was inspirational para-athlete and weight lifter Micky Yule.  Formerly a staff sergeant in the Royal Engineers, Micky lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan, and has directly benefitted from his association with Help For Heroes. A living embodiment of Wolfburn’s motto “Fortune Favours The Brave”, Micky put his disabilities behind him, used his rehabilitation as a springboard into para-athletic training, and won his first Gold Medal at the 2016 Invictus Games.

Mark Westmorland, Wolfburn brand ambassador commented: “This is a project that we’re all very proud of – Help For Heroes is an excellent cause, and we’ve crafted a truly special dram for the occasion. It’s made from some of Wolfburn’s oldest spirit, matured in first-fill bourbon casks and subtly married with a small proportion of whisky matured in sherry casks, so it’s a lovely mix of sweet aromas and smokey flavours. It’s a truly beautiful dram!”“Help For Heroes continue to do amazing work for veterans such as myself,” says Micky, “and I’m proud to be part of this project, working with two of northern Scotland’s leading companies to raise much-needed funds. And the whisky tastes amazing too, which makes it all the better!”

Michael Hanratty, manager of Carnegie Whisky Cellars added, “The Help For Heroes project has generated a huge amount of excitement. Since we opened in 2016, Wolfburn’s whisky has been one of our best-selling brands, and this is our fourth partnering project and the second charity fundraising one – it’s an immense amount of fun, and all for a very good cause.”

For further information please contact info@wolfburn.com or whisky@thecarnegiecourthouse.co.uk


The original Wolfburn Distillery was founded just to the west of Thurso by William Smith in 1821.  In its day it was one of the largest distilleries in Scotland, producing, according to HMRC records, 28,056 “gallons of proof spirit” in a single year.  Taking its name from the stream that provided the water – the Wolf Burn – the distillery operated until around 1870.  The reasons for its closure are lost in time, but by 1877 the newly produced Ordnance Survey maps showed it being in ruins.

In 2011 plans were laid to resurrect the old distillery. Construction began in 2012 and in January 2013 the new Wolfburn Distillery commenced production, thereby becoming the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland.  Situated 300m from the site of the original distillery, the new Wolfburn operates in much the same way as the old: craftsmen use traditional methods to produce fine spirit, which is laid down in best quality oak casks to await the day when it is bottled as single malt scotch whisky.  Wolfburn’s single malt scotch whiskies are now available in 26 countries globally.

Wolfburn Distillery, Henderson Park, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7XW




The Carnegie Whisky Cellars has quickly established a reputation for excellent service and product knowledge. Since opening the Carnegie Whisky Cellars has become a multi awards winning independent shop and were named the “Off License of the Year 2019” at the “Scottish Independent Retail Awards” We stock a large selection of both official and Independent bottled single malts from across Scotland, alongside a range of Scottish craft gins and other bespoke items.

The Carnegie Whisky Cellars, The Carnegie Courthouse, Castle Street, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3SD


Mark Westmorland (L) & Micky Yule (R)


Micky Yule has a story like no other!

One of life changing tragedy but also one of unbeatable courage, strength in adversity and profound inspiration.

From losing his legs in an IED (Improvised Explosive Devise) attack in Afghanistan to enduring over 50 Operations to competing in the Rio Paralympics, Invictus Games and taking part in challenge based TV shows on the Discovery Channel. He has over Come adversity that most couldn’t even start to imagine.

Micky now uses his story to inspire people all over the UK to take on the challenges of life, business and goal setting to delivery under pressure. Showing them that with courage, self believe and team work anything is possible.


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