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Big Peat RAF Edition - A bottle of the RAF Edition surrounded by RAF memorabilia

Big Peat RAF Edition

Douglas Laing & Co, a leading family Scotch whisky business, has launched Big Peat ‘The RAF Edition’ in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Founded in 1919, this year the RAF Benevolent Fund celebrates 100 years of welfare services to serving and former members of the RAF and their families.

Big Peat, also celebrating an anniversary this year (‘his’ 10th), is a marriage of single malts only from Islay, Scotland. This unique release shows Big Peat in the original RAF attire, wearing his leather flying helmet, shearling jacket with commemorative pin badge, and a flowing white silk scarf. A Sopwith Camel carries a banner denoting 1919-2019, the commemorative years of the charity.

The RAF Benevolent Fund has long been a cause close to the hearts of the Douglas Laing family, as the founder, Fred Douglas Laing, flew with the RAF throughout World War Two. The business is today spearheaded by second and third-generation duo, Fred Jr and Cara Laing, who have committed to donating £5 per bottle to the charity.

Amanda Donaldson, Regional Fundraiser for Scotland at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “We’re very excited about this special edition of Big Peat whisky by Douglas Laing & Co. It’s fantastic to see this kind of support to help us continue our work to aid the welfare of the RAF Family.”

Source: RAF Benevolent Fund