We’ve got a prize today that will have lovers of sherried whiskies pricking up their ears with interest… a visit to The GlenDronach Distillery! While you should definitely not be travelling to any distilleries right now, in times like these it’s best to focus on things to look forward to. We reckon a whisky trip in 2021 should do a pretty good job.
Nestled in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside and surrounded by shimmering fields of barley, it’s hard to think of a more perfectly-sited distillery than The GlenDronach. The distillery dates back to 1826 and then was expanded greatly in the 1960s. It was mothballed from 1996 to 2002, but it’s now safely in the hands of Brown-Forman with Rachel Barrie as master blender and Alan McConnochie as distillery manager. The whiskies, heavy on the sherry influence, are highly-prized by Scotch whisky lovers and there was much rejoicing when the 15 year old Revival expression returned last year after a hiatus.
A visit to The GlenDronach must be high up on everyone’s whisky bucket list, so we’re delighted to be offering a VIP 2021 trip to the distillery for three lucky winners (plus one guest per winner). Final dates will be confirmed closer to the time due to the current global pandemic. Day one will consist of travel from the UK to Aberdeen Airport, a visit to Speyside Cooperage, a whisky tasting, dinner and an overnight stay at nearby Glen House. The following day there will be a tour of the distillery where you will get to fill a bottle of whisky from the cask, and then return clasping your treasure tightly to Aberdeen Airport.
What a prize! “How do I get my hands on it?”, we hear you cry. Well, it’s quite straightforward. All you have to do is buy a bottle of The GlenDronach 12 Year Old and you’re automatically entered. (For full details, see competition terms below).
‘Postponed’ may become the buzzword of 2020. Glastonbury, the Euros, and even Eurovision have all been delayed because of the current state of events (the last of which caused quite the heartbreak in MoM Towers). Now, our wonderful GlenDronach trip can be added to that list of awesome postponed events. Of course, when you will be able to take the trip is somewhat uncertain and the prize won’t be available until 2021, though rest assured that the winners will be making their way to the Highlands once it is considered safe.
Not only will three people (and three equally lucky plus ones) be in with a chance to win this amazing trip, but with a bottle of The GlenDronach 12 Year Old to see you through isolation, everyone’s a winner!
MoM GlenDronach Competition 2020 is open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 6 April 2020 until 20 April 2020. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. UK travel only. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. No purchase necessary. See full T&Cs for details.