This week #WhiskySanta is giving away a mysterious old whisky from Probably Speyside’s Finest Distillery (hint, hint) to one lucky wisher.
Ho, ho, ho, everyone! There’s so much to do in the run-up to Christmas: the sleigh needs to pass its MOT, the reindeers are practising formation flying (not as easy as it looks), and, most importantly, my beard needs work. A beard this magnificent doesn’t just happen by chance. You should see all the unguents and oils that I have to treat it with. But that enough about my facial hair, because it’s time for another Super Wish!
This week, as part of the £250,000 of gifts I’m giving away with Master of Malt, I’m offering a mystery bottling from Douglas Laing’s Xtra Old Particular range. It’s a bottle of 50 year old single malt Scotch whisky from… Well, from Probably Speyside’s Finest Distillery, as Douglas Laing put it. Hmm, I wonder what that could be? Of course, I’m just playing along because I’m #WhiskySanta, so obviously I know what it is. Omniscience and all that, y’know? However, I’m sworn to secrecy, so I can’t disclose details. What I can tell you is that it was distilled in 1967 and comes from a single sherry butt (cask #12418 to be exact). It was bottled in March of this year and there are only 307 bottles in existence. This is a seriously rare whisky.
To be in with a chance to snap up the bottle, simply log on to your home computer, laptop, or even one of those ‘smart’ telephones. Go to the Master of Malt website page for this particular whisky and, thinking pure thoughts, press the magic ‘Wish’ button to share your wish on Twitter or Facebook using the #WhiskySanta hashtag. You can wish on Instagram too, of course – a great way to do this is to take a screenshot of our Story or one of our posts. (You can even wish on G+!) Wherever you make your wishes, just remember to include the hashtag. One lucky person will win a bottle to take home, open, and try to guess where it’s from. You have until the end of Thursday to get your wishes in, so make sure you do so!
Normally this bottle would set you back £1,250, but I am giving away one bottle to someone who has been good. And I mean really good. We’re talking helping out with the washing up, not leaving towels on the floor, taking Nan shopping and listening to her anecdote about the time she appeared in panto with Les Dennis without rolling your eyes. THAT level of good.
I’ll announce whose wish I’m granting on Friday. Good luck!
Update: Congratulations to @stevenixon, whose wish for a bottle of Probably Speyside’s Finest Distillery 50 Year Old 1967 (cask 12418) – Xtra Old Particular was granted!