We’ve teamed up with Island single malt Scotch whisky Talisker to channel the spirit of adventure – with one lucky winner (and an even luckier plus-one) set to nab a two-night trip to Skye to discover the iconic distillery!
Perched on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic sea and mountain views, Talisker is one of Scotland’s most picturesque distilleries. Its five stills (yes – an unusual number) were first fired up in the 1830s, and today produce a characteristically smoky, fruity, deliciously sulphuric whisky that evokes its remote, maritime environment. Made by the sea indeed.
While Skye is perhaps the most accessible of Scotland’s Hebridean islands (the road bridge makes nipping over from the mainland a cinch), the Talisker distillery remains very much off the beaten track – and therefore at the top of whisky bucket lists. If you’re one of those with a penchant for peat and an adventurous spirit, you could be in luck – we have a trip for two to give away, and it could be your name on the tickets!
You and your friend could be here. Imagine that!
A Talisker trip like no other
This is no slap-dash distillery tour. The team at Talisker will pull out all the stops to make sure the winner and their (really, really good) friend have an incredible visit.
In addition to two nights B&B on Skye and the Talisker distillery tour, you’ll both be treated to personalised bottles with an extra-special bottle just for the lucky winner: a signed Talisker 30 Year Old! Awesome, right?!
Lunch and dinners are all taken care of too, including an evening with a Talisker representative, so get those burning whisky questions ready.
In-keeping with the adventure theme, there will be some action-packed activities thrown in as well. Perhaps you’ve always fancied a boat trip around the isle’s rugged coast, or to hike across the beautiful (and equally rugged) landscape – just let the team know and day two will be tailored to the winner’s intrepid whims. Perhaps a spot of fishing? Birdwatching?! (No time travel, we’re afraid – not after last time…)
Talisker will take care of all UK transport (from the point of landing if you’re flying in from overseas), and they’ll even throw in a stop at Blair Athol complete with lunch, too. Bonus distillery visit? Don’t mind if I do.
And don’t panic if you’re not quite adventurous enough to brave a Scottish winter. This might be all about celebrating the elements that make Talisker, but the trip will take place on or after 1 March 2018. That said – and we promise to all do our best sun dances – warmth is still not guaranteed!
“How can I be in for a chance to win this trip?!”, we hear you howl. Everyone who buys an eligible bottle from the official Talisker range (there are loads. 10 Year Old, 18 Year Old, 25 Year Old, and 30 Year Old, plus Talisker Skye, Distiller’s Edition, Port Ruighe, Storm and 57° North all count) between now and the end of Christmas Eve will be automagically entered into our draw to win this epic trip to Talisker. What’s more, we’re also reducing the price of the classic Talisker 10 Year Old to £29.99 (down from £38.63) for that entire time! (No purchase necessary – see Terms & Conditions below.)
Share your adventures on Instagram and win!
There might be just one grand prize up for grabs, but everyone can get out there and live adventurously – and then appropriately toast their achievements (after the event, of course). In recognition of this, we’re also teaming up with Talisker for a bonus Instagram competition encouraging us all to embrace the elements…
Reckon you’re the adventurous sort? Get ’grammin’ with #MyTaliskerAdventure! The three snaps that best capture the spirit of adventure (shared with the hashtag) will all be rewarded with a bottle of Talisker 18 Year Old! But who in this world has the requisite skill and sense of fair-mindedness to judge these images? Why, the one and only Colin Dunn, of course!
Good luck, everyone!