The Whisky Barrel launches campaign to support Poppy Scotland - here's how to donate

Treat yourself to a new bottle of whisky this month and donate to Poppy Scotland thanks to the Whisky Barrel's gift wrapping service.

Published 2nd Nov 2020
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The Whisky Barrel has launched its annual fundraising campaign to support Poppy Scotland.

Proceeds from the specialist online whisky shop's gift wrapping service will go Poppy Scotland, which provides support to our Armed Forces community.

Best known for the poppy appeal, the charity raises funds each year to help those who have served or are serving in the armed forces. The charity also helps their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

How to donate

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When buying from the Whisky Barrel, customer can donate by getting their purchase gift wrapped.

Director of The Whisky Barrel, Christopher Brown said: "We are running our campaign in support of Poppy Scotland again this year.

"We have been doing so since 2017 where we donate all proceeds from our gift wrapping service (£6 per bottle gift wrapped) to Poppy Scotland throughout November. It has raised nearly £1,500 in this time just from this simple donation.

"This year, we want to see more amazing support. 2020 has been quite frankly a miserable and challenging year.

"This year, the annual Poppyscotland appeal is under increased strain, with thousands of volunteers now forced to stay at home due to the impact of Covid-19.

"With the impact of the pandemic, there are fewer volunteers out collecting and online donations are key. We're appealing to customers, searching for a gift, or just buying whisky, to donate by adding the option of gift wrapping to their order."

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More information on what's new can be found via the site’s YouTube channel.

To find out more about Poppy Scotland visit their website.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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