Spirit of Joey Dunlop

By Web editor, 22 May 2013

Not many visitors to this year's Isle of Man TT races will realise that on the June 4 2013, they will have an opportunity to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Joey’s first TT win for Honda...

To celebrate this unique event, Joey's charity (Joey Dunlop Foundation), has purchased a consignment of a young, well matured blended malt whisky from McWiskersons of Bothwell Ltd.

With a specially designed label that commemorates both the 30th anniversary of Joey's first Honda win as well as celebrating three years since the charities holiday complex was opened, the limited edition of 2013 bottles will be in much demand.

Each bottle has an unique number with the famous number three being presented to Mrs Linda Dunlop and no 30 to a representative of Honda, a company that has supported the Joey Dunlop Foundation on many occasions since 2000.

To comply with licensing regulations, the charity recruited the help of Martin Brunnschweiller of Bushy’s Brewery who readily agreed that he would sell the whisky from the famous Bushy's Beer Tent, Douglas promenade.

Kevin Quirk of Joey Dunlop Foundation said: 'The success of the accessible self catering holiday accommodation has far exceed our wildest expectations and in order to ensure that funds are in place to undertake the construction of two additional holiday apartments, we had to decide on something different and after months of research and liasing with the relevant authorities the decision to proceed with the bottling of this whisky was given in March 2013.

"We do expect demand to be high and will limit sales to 300 bottles per day starting on Tuesday 28 May, 2013."

For more information regarding Joey's charities activities, please visit www.joeydunlopfoundation.com

• Elsewhere on the Island, 'Beach Buddies, an IoM group of volunteers have been busy clearing the Island's beaches and walking the 4.25-mile Southern 100 Billown Course and removing litter and other items of debris in preparation for Blackford's Pre TT Classic Road Races, which commence on Friday May 24.

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