Spirit created by Carnoustie company raising funds for MND research

A Carnoustie distillery has teamed up with a national charity to raise funds for research into motor neurone disease (MND).

Mark Dowie
Wednesday, 13th September 2023, 3:00pm
Spirit created by Carnoustie company raising funds for MND research

Angus Alchemy is collaborating with Doddie Weir’s My Name’5 Doddie Foundation on its latest creation, ‘Mistaken Identity’ Moonshine.

The new spirit was revealed just in time for the Rugby World Cup, promising a unique and flavourful way for fans to show their support for a crucial cause.

Doddie Weir OBE was one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities, earning 61 caps for Scotland, representing the British and Irish Lions on their tour to South Africa in 1997, and winning championships with his two club sides, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons.

The moniker ‘Mistaken Identity’ pays homage to Doddie’s hilarious defence during the 1997 Lions Tour to South Africa when he faced allegations of violating a night time curfew.

In 2017 he revealed he was suffering from MND, but from the outset was driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into what is, as yet, an incurable disease. And so he and his friends founded the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation with a vision - a world free of MND.

Together with Doddie’s family, Angus Alchemy has created a unique, much-loved flavour for Doddie - banoffee pie - will be donating £20 from every bottle to the charity.

Campbell Archibald, distiller of divergence at Angus Alchemy, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Doddie Weir’s MND charity to create ‘Mistaken Identity’ Moonshine. This project represents our commitment to making a meaningful impact in the fight against Motor Neuron Disease. We invite rugby fans and spirit enthusiasts alike to join us in supporting this vital cause.”

Paul Thompson, the charity’s director of fundraising and communications, added “We’re grateful for Angus Alchemy’s support and their innovative approach to fundraising.

"‘Mistaken Identity’ Moonshine is a fantastic way for people to get involved and contribute to our mission of finding a cure for MND. Together, we can make a difference.”

‘Mistaken Identity’ Moonshine is available online at https://angusalchemy.com/product/mistaken-identity-moon5hine/

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