Precious Moray cargo is taken for a Battle of Britain Spin!

A special limited edition bottle of whisky that was donated by insideMoray to an RAF charity has been taken for a historic tour of the skies by some of the UK’s most iconic aircraft.

The whisky was part of a special batch produced earlier this year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of RAF Lossiemouth.

It was donated back to Lossiemouth fundraisers for the RAF Benevolent Fund to help raise funding for the charity – now the already special bottle has been taken on board several aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Alongside an equally special bottle of ale produced by the Lossiemouth-based Windswept Brewers, the whisky has travelled on board a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster – with plans being made to take both on a ride aboard an iconic Dakota before they return to Lossiemouth.

RAFBF lead volunteer Karen Cox said: “We were delighted to have both bottles gifted to us but then had to think of the best way we could make them even more special than they already were.

“So the bottles were taken south where aircrew from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight were kind enough to agree to take them aboard their wonderful aircraft.

“We very much appreciate the donations from Windswept and insideMoray – now the plan is to auction both bottles separately at some point in the future.”

Editor of insideMoray and a former airman himself, Stuart Crowther said: “To be honest I’m just a little bit envious that I was not invited to escort the bottle on its tour – in particular the Lancaster!

“It is a superb idea though – and I hope that when the bottles come up for auction they raise a lot for a charity that is very close to everyone here in Moray.

“The biggest problem I will have is resisting the temptation to put in a bid and buy it back again!”

Pilot Justin Halliwell takes the special editions for a spin.

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