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By Charles Fletcher
Dumfries and West
Whisky auction benefits charity

A RARE bottle of Bladnoch malt whisky has been auctioned to raise funds for mental health support in the region.

Master distiller at Bladnoch, Dr Nick Savage, crafted the unique drink using archive samples.

Staff at the distillery near Wigtown decided to auction a bottle to support Dumfries and Galloway Mental Health Association (DGMHA).

The distillery matched the auction proceeds to donate £11,600 to the charity.

Dr Savage said he was “delighted the proceeds were going to such a worthy cause”.

The charity’s finance manager, Graeme Wilson, said “the funds would be invested in mental health frontline services”.

“This will benefit all those in need of our support,” he added.

Mr Wilson said there is an ever increasing demand for its mental health services.

Dr Savage created 40 bottles of the malt and gifted one to each member of the staff.

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