Hopscotch is Here! – Glenfiddich Gives Back through Wounded Warriors
The Hopscotch Beer, Scotch and Spirits festival has finally arrived in Vancouver and in currently underway. The main event is still to come Friday November 15th and 16th but if you are looking to wet your appetite before the Grand Tasting Hall there are daily events that you should be aware of! If you have not purchased tickets to any of the amazing satellite events do so ASAP as they will all sell out!
With all the excitement around Hopscotch it is easy to get caught up in the moment and forget to pay attention to the details. One of the key partners of Hopscotch is the category defining Glenfiddich Distillery. This well-known Scotch producer has a closer tie to you and your community than you may think though. Glenfiddich recently wrote a check worth $131,616 to the Wounded Warriors Project. You may not be familiar with this charity but what they do is support the soldiers that have served overseas and any mental health issues that may have come from that life-changing experience. From canine companions to charitable bike rides and more the Wounded Warriors are an amazing group of people supporting those that supported us overseas. Glenfiddich Distillery has donated $2 from every bottle of their 15 year single malt to this foundation making a huge difference in the livelihood of our veterans.
It doesn’t stop with Glenfiddich either, Canadian singer and songwriter Trevor Guthrie has joined up with the Hopscotch Festival in support of the troops to produce a song in tribute to those that have served overseas. Strong Hands is a song that stems from Guthrie’s personal experiences, conversations and friendships with Canadian veterans. This song vocalizes the passion, pain and personal sacrifice that comes from one’s dedication to their country and those in need overseas. Guthrie has vowed that every nickel and dime of proceeds coming from Strong Hands will be contributed to the Wounded Warriors Project.
With that in mind, sit back, have a sip of Glenfiddich 15 year Single malt and listen to this song that hits close to home. If you would like to support The Wounded Warriors Project please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org