In the 49th year of the club's existence, local rugby club Helensburgh RFC, capped a hugely successful 'Double Championship winning season' with victory at Murrayfield, in the 2012 RBS National Bowl final.
The club's first ever 'Treble' coming just one season ahead of the 50th year celebrations was perfectly timed. Helensburgh beat Dunbar 13-7 in the final to be crowned 2012 RBS National Bowl Champions.
Perhaps what was even more impressive was the way the town itself got behind the team in the run up to the game. Retailers, on-trade and local businesses worked together to build the hype in the lead up to the final on Sat 20th April, culminating in an impressive travelling support of more than 1,500 venturing form the small west coast town to the capital city in support of their team. Their journey was well rewarded.
To mark this historic achievement, Bruichladdich helped Helensburgh celebrate by presenting them with a commemorative plaque and a Laddie Classic 4.5 litre "Big Daddy" single malt whisky.
Commercial Director, Douglas Taylor presented the gifts to the club at the annual dinner on Friday 27th April, helping the club celebrate in style with a champion dram.