Friday, December 24, 2010

The Glenrothes Whisky Makers competition

glenrothes logoFancy making some single malt whisky next year? Now you can, as Glenrothes are offering the chance to spend a week at the Speyside distillery in Scotland and to learn about all aspects of whisky production. Four lucky winners of the Glenrothes Whisky Makers competition will be selected to take part in the week long 'once in a lifetime' experience next Spring - all you have to do to enter is visit and write why you deserve to be selected. The competition was launched back in October and the closing date is January 31 2011.

Glenrothes is one of the largest Scotch whisky distilleries in the Speyside region of Scotland. It is located within the town of Rothes and has a capacity of approximately 5.5 million litres per year. The distillery was founded in 1878 by Stuart & Co. and since the early 1990s has been owned by Berry Brothers & Rudd, the famous London wine and spirits merchants. They signed up to distribute Glenrothes as a single malt whisky, in return for the use of the whisky in their popular Cutty Sark blended whisky range. They introduced the current vintage system for Glenrothes single malt whisky and in 1999 were joined by the Edrington Group in partnership. The range and popularity of the Glenrothes single malts continues to grow under this ownership and the distillery still provides the signature whisky for the Cutty Sark range.

glenrothes whisky makers competition posterThe prize for the Glenrothes Whisky Makers competition offers a fantastic opportunity for the four lucky winners. Each winner will stay for the week at Rothes House, a former parish residence belonging to the church, where they will be hosted by the legendary Ronnie Cox, the Global Brand Director of Glenrothes, and Gordon Motion, the Glenrothes Malt Master. The whisky making experience will cover everything from testing the local water quality, through to the milling, mashing, fermentation and distillation processes, before finally trying their arm at cask making in the on site cooperage and studying maturing casks and selecting some for bottling. In addition, other activities will be undertaken such as fishing, dining and walking in the beautiful local area.

This competition offers a real 'dream come true' experience and entering is simple, so why not have a go before the end of January? We wish you good luck.

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