* This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post UK on 19/5/17.
Whisky packaging has been named and shamed as one of the top villains for recycling in a new report from The Recycling Association, the UK’s largest network of independent waste and recycling operators.
The report lists the worst offenders that present the biggest challenges at recycling plants around the UK and whisky packaging makes the top five. It sits alongside Pringles tubes, Lucozade Sport bottles, black plastic meat trays and cleaning product cans on the list of shame.
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Have you ever wanted to take part in a whiskey tasting with a Master Blender at the top of his game? Yes? Well now is the time, as we are giving 20 lucky readers and followers of Whisky For Everyone the rare opportunity to do just that.
We have teamed up with Redbreast, the multi award-winning single pot still Irish whiskey, for a very special one-off tasting on World Whisky Day, Saturday 20th May.
The tasting will be hosted on Facebook Live by Billy Leighton, Master Blender for the Redbreast range (pictured above), and Dave McCabe, Redbreast’s Apprentice Blender. During the tasting, which will come live from the Midleton Distillery in Ireland, the pair will reveal a single cask expression of Redbreast that has been hand-selected by Billy just for this event. Our competition winners will be invited to take part in this exclusive tasting, as well as become members of the new Redbreast member’s club - The Birdhouse.
“I’ve poured over our maturing casks at Midleton and have drawn a special expression of Redbreast that demonstrates the character of the family – it promises to be unmissable experience, as my dream Redbreast cask will never be tasted like this again.”
To be in the chance to win, sign up to The Birdhouse and then answer a simple question, which can be found on Whisky For Everyone’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages. Look out for hashtag #RedbreastDreamCask.
We will select 20 correctly-answering winners at random, check that you are a signed up member of The Birdhouse and then send you a pack of Redbreast samples and instructions to be used during the tasting with Billy and Dave.
The competition is open to all Whisky For Everyone readers and social media followers globally and the deadline for entries is 17:00 (BST) on Tuesday 9th May. Please make sure that you are free to participate on the evening of Saturday 20 May at 7pm (BST) and the tasting is scheduled to last approximately 20-25 minutes.
Good luck everyone!
The small print
➢ You must be of legal age to drink alcohol in your country of residence to take part in this competiton. If selected as a winner you will be required to send proof of this before samples can be sent out.
➢ The closing date for the competition is 17:00 (BST) on 09/05/17. The 20 winners will be drawn and notified shortly after this date. At this point, each winner will be required to give a postal address for delivery of samples and the email address that they used to sign up to the Redbreast members club online for correspondence.
➢ The decision is final, once the result is drawn.
➢ Each winner will receive tasting pack with fully paid postage, packing and any relevant customs paperwork, and is required to take part in the tasting online at 19:00 BST on 20/05/17.
➢ We will ensure that your prize is packed and labelled correctly. For the winners are based outside of the UK any further duty or customs charges, if required, will or may be incurred by the winner.
➢ No cash alternative will be offered as a prize.
➢ Personal information given shall be kept and stored for the duration of the competition and is for the sole purpose of the competition.