MND research gets boost from family distiller

A family-owned, field-to-bottle distiller has pledged to support research into motor neurone disease with the donation of £1 per bottle for all on-going sales of their AK’s Gin in perpetuity.

Arbikie Distillery, based on Scotland’s East Coast, is owned and run by the Stirling brothers. They named their AK’s Gin after their father, Alex Kirkwood Stirling, who recently passed away from MND.

The family announced their intention to coincide with what would have been his 84th birthday in celebration of his life and to provide a lasting legacy.

Lasting legacy

The Stirling Brothers have a close relationship with the Euan Macdonald Research Centre for MND Research at the University of Edinburgh and MND Scotland. They will work with these charities to ensure their fundraising helps all of those affected by MND.

We are immensely grateful to the Stirling brothers for their support of MND research. Celebrating the life of their father in this way provides a wonderful legacy. It will help us improve quality of life for people with MND and support drug trials, and will help us develop new medicines to treat this devastating condition.

Professor Siddharthan ChandranDirector of the Euan MacDonald Centre at The University of Edinburgh

Family business

Alex Stirling farmed at Lunan Bay for more than 60 years and built a sizeable mixed arable farming enterprise that provided an ideal base for the development of the Arbikie Distillery.

Our family is keen to support the great work already being done by our partners to support, prevent & cure motor neurone disease whilst also celebrating the life of our father Alex Stirling, a humble and hard-working farmer, who along with our mother gave us a great start to our drinks business and inspires us to create a truly world class family of spirits.

Iain StirlingDirector of Arbikie Distillery

Related links

The Euan MacDonald Centre

Arbikie Distillery