Wolfburn Poppyscotland Bottle – Scotch Whisky News

Wolfburn Poppyscotland Bottle

The Carnegie Whisky Cellars and Wolfburn Distillery are excited to announce a limited-edition single malt whisky in support of the 1921 Poppy Pledge, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first ever Poppy Appeal. A total of 1921 bottles are being produced by Thurso-based Wolfburn Distillery and will be sold exclusively from the Distillery and through the Carnegie Whisky Cellars in Dornoch. Both companies have agreed to give £5 to Poppyscotland for each bottle they sell through the joint 1921 Poppy Pledge, which will raise a combined total of £9,605.

The bottles will be available from both businesses from 11am on October 11th 2021 (precisely one month before Remembrance Day) for £79, and will be sold on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.

Mark Westmorland, Wolfburn’s brand ambassador commented: “This exclusive bottling is our second collaboration with Carnegie Whisky Cellars in support of Poppyscotland and is a project that we’re very proud of. We owe a huge debt to our veterans – and we’ve crafted an appropriately special dram for the occasion. It’s made from some of our oldest spirit, matured in top-quality first-fill bourbon casks, giving it a really rich flavour, with lovely hints of smoke and oak. It’s a classic Highland single malt.”

Michael Hanratty from Carnegie Whisky Cellars added, “Wolfburn has a reputation for making truly excellent whisky, and we’re hugely proud to be in partnership with them again, to raise funds for such an important cause. Poppyscotland do unparalleled work supporting the veteran community in Scotland and we are delighted to support the 1921 Poppy Pledge in this way.  This is the third time we have partnered together with Wolfburn and the second time with Poppyscotland, they are a pleasure to work with as dedicated to their work, it’s fun and easy to work with their teams and we always look forward to these projects.”

The Scottish Poppy Appeal is the largest annual charity street collection in Scotland and raises more than £2 million each year. Run by Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland, money raised from the Poppy Appeal and their year-round fundraising enables them to deliver support to members of the Armed Forces community in Scotland by providing tailored funding and assistance. The charity also funds services in advice, employment, housing, mental health, and mobility.

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising and Learning at Poppyscotland said: “I’m delighted that Carnegie Whisky Cellars and Wolfburn have been working in partnership with Poppyscotland to produce this special-edition centenary whisky. 100 years on and the Scottish Poppy Appeal is still as important now as it was then, and the £5 donation from each bottle sold will help Poppyscotland provide the vital, life-changing support to those that have served, those still serving and their families.  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 over 30 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 award winning independent shop and was named “Single Outlet Retailer of the Year 2021” at the “Scottish Icons of Whisky Awards” We stock a large selection of both official and Independently 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




Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to the Armed Forces community. Money raised from the Scottish Poppy Appeal and Poppyscotland’s year-round fundraising enables them to deliver support to members of the Armed Forces community in Scotland by providing tailored funding and assistance. The charity also funds services in advice, employment, housing, mental health, mobility and respite. Please note that we are known as “Poppyscotland”, and not “PoppyScotland” or “Poppy Scotland”. For more information, please visit us at: poppyscotland.org.uk.

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