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It's a dog's life at Dunnet distillery


By David G Scott

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The family and staff at a well-known Caithness gin distillery think they have Scotland's top dog and he is setting out to prove it as part of a charity fundraiser.

Five-year-old Mr Mackintosh is the official mascot of Dunnet Bay Distillers, which produces Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka. He is the #DistilleryApprentice and also the boss of company owners, Martin and Claire Murray who set up their business seven years ago. He has even inspired a product for sale on the company website: a chocolate "lollipup" – priced £3 and strictly not for dogs as it's real chocolate.

Mr Mackintosh, right, pictured with Martin Murray of Dunnet Bay Distillers.
Mr Mackintosh, right, pictured with Martin Murray of Dunnet Bay Distillers.

Mr Mackintosh has agreed to take part in the Top Dog Challenge for Scotland's business leaders run by the Scottish SPCA to help raise funds for the charity.

Until June 18, Martin Murray will be heeding a series of training videos showing dogs and their humans how to take perfect selfies. The winner will be picked at an online awards ceremony on June 28.

Mr Mackintosh often appears in company images and recently took part in some filming for Dunnet Bay Distillers but, like any true professional, is always keen to improve his on-screen appeal still further saying the idea gives him "paws for thought".

If you wish to sponsor Mr M and Mr M to help a good cause, please visit fundraise.scottishspca.org/fundraisers/martinmurray/topdog

For more information: www.scottishspca.org/topdog and www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/news/distillery-news/top-dog-challenge/


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