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Gaelic rockers Runrig’s final tour will be marked with a commemorative whisky for fans.  

The group is bowing out of the music scene after 45 years. A series of farewell concerts takes place in 2018.

Runrig’s Final Mile tour culminates with The Last Dance concert in Stirling in August.

Over the years they have partnered with Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky in Huntly to produce several special bottles of whisky for different tours.

Now a “one for the road” dram is being made to toast the band’s finale.

Songwriter and percussionist Calum Macdonald from North Uist said: “Producing a special whisky has proved very popular with our fans.  

“Ever since we have announced our final tour and final concert, there has been a lot of interest in the whisky we would produce to mark the occasion.

“We were delighted to pick something that, like ourselves, had a long and interesting history.  

“So, this final dram, had to be a Highland single malt.

“With music and whisky being Scotland’s greatest exports, they are the perfect partners to commemorate and celebrate such a journey.”

A bottle of the limited edition whisky costs £69.

Runrig has arranged an extra farewell gig for thousands of fans after unprecedented demand saw their big final concert - titled The Last Dance - sell out.

The additional event will be held in Stirling on 17 August - 24 hours before their last performance.

The Gaelic rockers said they were overwhelmed by the response.

Calum Macdonald said "Announcing The Last Dance has brought with it so many mixed emotions. We’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the response and the love from our fans.

“We’re delighted to be able to add an additional concert and promise it will be a night to remember.

“It will be emotional; it will be fun; it will be entertaining; but amongst all, it will be a special evening saying farewell."


Runrig’s special whisky to toast farewell tour

31 December 2017

Runrig's Calum Macdonald and Jemma Jamieson of Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky sample the new dram