Dare to dream.
Come and join us and discover one of Fife's wee gems. Kingsbarns Distillery was the dream of a golf caddie working at the neighbouring Kingsbarns Golf Links. Our host for the evening, Distillery Manager Peter Holroyd knows all about turning a dream into a reality - as do our guest speakers Craig Mathieson and Jake.
Founder of The Polar Academy charity, Craig is renowned as Scotland’s greatest living explorer who, in 2013, was named Scotland’s first Explorer in Residence in 129 years by the Royal Scottish Geographic Society. A commendable motivational speaker he now spends most of his time inspiring and transforming the lives of children through arctic exploration.
Jake is one of the pupils who travelled with Craig on the 2019 expedition and who featured in the hair-raising BBC documentary Arctic Academy.
This evening is dedicated to the exploits of his young explorer cadets and helping to fundraise for the pupils from Bell Baxter High School who will be setting off in April on their 2020 Arctic Expedition.
Craig Mathieson and Jake will give you a wee introduction to The Polar Academy charity.
Whisky Tasting Experience:
Peter Holroyd will introduce five samples of Kingsbarns and Wemyss whiskies, including Dream to Dram, and explain what makes them so special. Following this you will have a questions and answers session to indulge your curiosity.
After the whisky tasting a wee auction will be held in which a rare bottle of Craig Mathieson's Polar Explorer whisky - containing blue glacier ice water from Greenland will be up for grabs - along with donations from distilleries across Scotland. More information about the auction items can be found below.
Follow us on twitter, @BBPolarAcademy, where we will keep you posted with our auction donations, event information and, of course, how the kids are getting on with their training!
Can't come but would like to help? You can do so by donating to our just giving page www.bit.ly/bbpolar or, if you would like to donate to our auction, please let us know on twitter or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.