A CLACKS charity has been chosen as one of three across the country who will receive proceeds from sales of a specially produced whisky.

Scottish Autism will receive a share of the sales of the 60-year-old whisky, distilled by North British Distillery, one of Scotland’s oldest and largest grain whisky producers.

The company will be limiting release to just 60 individually numbered bottles, each priced at around £3000.

The entire proceeds will be split between Scottish Autism and two other charities, leaving the Alloa-based outfit in line for a windfall of around £60,000.

Karen Wilson, income generation and partnerships lead for Scottish Autism, said: “We are delighted, and honoured, to have been selected as one of the charity beneficiaries of this unique offering from North British Distillery.

“At Scottish Autism, we are committed to ensuring that autistic people lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

“The funding we will receive from this incredibly generous partnership will go a long way towards helping us in our endeavours.”

North British Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest standing distilleries and can trace its roots back to 1885.

They supply spirit to several leading brands across the world, with its grain whisky a key component of many well-known brands.

Alan Kilpatrick, managing director of North British Distillery, added: “North British is a modern company founded on traditional values.

“We have a long history of supporting local charities, which is something we’re really proud of.

“This 60-year-old gives us, and whisky lovers and collectors around the world, a chance to boost these fundraising efforts and make a real difference.”