Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Speyburn Clan Cask pub quiz - Results

Last week we set you a challenge.  Many of you responded to the challenge.  The prize was a bottle of the rare Speyburn 1975 Clan Cask which had been kindly donated by the guys at Inver House Distillers to help celebrate Whisky For Everyone's 5th birthday.  To win a £230 bottle of whisky required some work and to this end, we devised the Speyburn Clan Cask pub quiz.  The quiz consisted of three rounds which ran over three days - one on general knowledge, one multiple choice and one picture quiz round.  All the answers were linked to Speyburn.

We had plenty of entries, but only six got all of the answers correct.  We are delighted to announce that the winner of the bottle of Speyburn 1975 Clan Cask is Adrian Barnett from Billinghurst in West Sussex.  Congratulations to Adrian.  A huge thank you to everyone who took the time and entered, and especially those that said they enjoy the quiz and researching the answers so much.  Thanks also to those who expressed kind words about Whisky For Everyone.

Here are the answers ...

Round One - Facts about Speyburn

  1. In which year did the first spirit flow from the stills of Speyburn? - 1897
  2. Which architect designed the distillery? - Charles Doig
  3. Name the three expressions in Speyburn's current single malt range? - Bradan Orach, 10 years old and 25 years old
  4. What is the name of the Clan Speyburn members newsletter? - The Gibbet

Round Two - Multiple Choice

  1. Which recognisable part of a distillery is the architect of Speyburn credited for inventing? - B. Pagoda
  2. Speyburn is located in Rothes, but how many active distilleries are there currently in the town? - B. Four - Glen Grant, Glenrothes, Glen Spey and Speyburn
  3. The Speyburn distillery was founded by John Hopkins, but what other distillery did he already own at the time? - C. Tobermory
  4. What occasion was the distillery rushing to celebrate with its first ever distillation? - A. The Diamond Jubilee year of Queen Victoria

Round Three - Picture quiz 

Distillery 1 - Glenrothes (also located in Rothes)

Distillery 2 - Pulteney (also owned by Inver House Distillers)

Distillery 3 - Glen Moray (also designed by Charles Doig in 1897)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, distillery No. 3 was Glen Moray! I wasn't even close....