Last Wednesday, we were lucky enough to be invited to the London unveiling of the new expression from the famous Speyside distillery of Balvenie. This was revealed to be a 17 years old that has been finished in casks that have previously held heavily peated whisky. It was all very exciting, as Balvenie is not normally peaty or smoky at all (although someone has since told us that they did this about 10 years ago as well). What does it taste like? Is it any good? Is it a gimmick? To read our full review and tasting notes of the new Balvenie 17 years old 'Peated Cask' - click here.
Well now you get the chance to try it for yourself! This whisky is not released in the UK until the first week of September and then around the world later in the month. We were given a 10cl sample of the new Balvenie 17 years old 'Peated Cask' at the launch and have decided to offer it to one of our readers ... but you have to work for it!
The idea is simple - make the longest English word using the letters that make up the words 'Balvenie Peated Cask' and leave that word, with your name, in the Comments section below. Anyone who watches Countdown in the UK or one of its spin-off shows around the world has an advantage here! The 18 letters that you can use to construct your word are printed below.
B A L V E N I E P E A T E D C A S K
Now for the boring bit ... The word that you submit must be an English word that is in an English language dictionary. Each letter printed above above can only be used once. In the event of two readers submitting the same winning longest word, then the first reader to submit it will be the winner. In the event of two or more readers submitting different words but of the same length, then we will draw the valid entries from a hat to determine the winner. Our decision is final and we will publish the winner and winning word on the evening of Sunday 15 August, so please leave your name. You may enter as many times as you want. To enter, you must be of legal drinking age in your country of residence.
We don't know what the longest word is, so now it's over to you ... our best word so far is only eight letters long! Good luck and we look forward to seeing your competition entries.
Karen & Matt