Spitfire whisky launched

The launch of the Spitfire Whisky at the Meadowbank Inn on Tuesday. Displaying the boxed bottles are the steering committee, who are, from left - Mike Cosans, Freda Wells, Lindsay Watson, Mike Sowden Arbroath Guildry, Cheryl Stewart, Dale Hatton president Arbroath Rotary and Georgina Ogilvy with at the front president Harry Simpson.
The launch of the Spitfire Whisky at the Meadowbank Inn on Tuesday. Displaying the boxed bottles are the steering committee, who are, from left - Mike Cosans, Freda Wells, Lindsay Watson, Mike Sowden Arbroath Guildry, Cheryl Stewart, Dale Hatton president Arbroath Rotary and Georgina Ogilvy with at the front president Harry Simpson.

ARBROATH raised a glass to the Red Lichtie Spitfire on Tuesday with the launch of a commemorative whisky.

The Spitfire was paid for using cash from funds raised by the people of Arbroath and the aircraft was launched in 1942.

And with the Red Lichtie celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, many events have marked the occasion including a military parade in the High Street and Spitfire flypast.

On Tuesday, the latest way to mark the anniversary was launched at the Meadowbank Inn with the Red Lichtie Spitfire whisky going on sale.

It has been produced by Tullibardine in Blackford, Perthshire and the artist Ray Will’s painting of the aircraft features on the front of the bottle.