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Win six fabulous whiskies from The Whisky Exchange
So far as we’re concerned January is all about whisky so what better way to celebrate this fabulous drink than a case of six Scotch whiskies from our friends at The Whisky Exchange? It’s the perfect prize for any whisky lover and a way for those new to the spirit to explore its myriad different styles and flavours.
Here are the six and what TWE says about each of them. (As a whisky lover myself I seriously envy whoever wins this prize! See below for the closing date and T & Cs)
This superb whisky from Bowmore has recently been named The Whisky Exchange’s Whisky of the Year for 2018, as voted by whisky-loving consumers in a blind tasting. Having spent its final three years in oloroso sherry casks, this 15 year old single malt offers an elegant balance of sherry influence and the distillery's fruit and peat characteristics – fruit spice and cinnamon meet tropical fruit and green apple.
PEAT is the perfect expression of smoky whisky, with all the full-on coastal character you would expect from an island whisky, as well as balanced sweetness. On its own or in a cocktail, it is the go-to peaty whisky for all, balancing serious smoky flavour with a sense of fun. This whisky is a blended malt – a blend of single malts from a handful of Islay distilleries, taking the distinct character of each and bringing them together, focusing on Islay’s most famous flavour – peat.
Chiswick-based Compass Box is led by founder and whiskymaker John Glaser, a man who never tires of pushing the boundaries of blended whisky. This is a terrific blended grain whisky that is supple and silky, with elegant, rich flavours of vanilla, toffee, coconut and cocoa.
John sources the highest quality oak from the US, France and Spain to find the best wood for each expression and creates custom casks that impart unique flavours on marriages of some of the finest whiskies from across Scotland.
Sherry leads the way with this delicious single-cask bottling from Edradour, bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange. It balances spice against fruit and sweetness against char. Having been distilled in 2006 and matured in an oloroso sherry cask, there were just 683 bottles made.
As a single cask bottling of just 265 bottles, this Glen Elgin release from Elixir Distillers' The Single Malts of Scotland range is a really special addition to the case. Distilled in 1995 and aged in a hogshead for 21 years, the distillery's typical fruit-cake spice is pushed through with a velvety texture and a long finish of toasted oats.
The character of Port Askaig 8 Year Old single malt brings together the robust smokiness and soft fruitiness found in the beguiling island of Islay. This is a whisky that would appeal to the most discerning of whisky connoisseurs as much as a novice whisky drinker. It is warming and smoky with notes of limestone, liquorice and dark peat.
All you have to do to enter the competition is register on the site (and subscribe, if you like, to our free newsletter).
The closing date for the competition is 11.59pm GMT on Wednesday January 31st 2018 and you must be over 18 and live in the UK to enter. For other terms and conditions see below.
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Terms & conditions:
1. This prize draw is open to all UK residents of 18 or over, other than freelances or contractors employed by matchingfoodandwine.com and employees of The Whisky Exchange, their respective families and agents or anyone directly connected to the prize draw
2. No purchase is necessary. You simply need to have registered on the site and subscribe to the mailing list.
3. Entries submitted through third parties or agents will not be eligible. You may only enter once.
4. The prize consists of the six whiskies specified above
5. The closing date for entry to the draw is 11.59pm GMT on Wednesday January 31st 2018. The winner will be drawn at random from the subscriber database by matchingfoodandwine by February 14th 2018 and will be notified by e-mail.
6. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
7. Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The winners surname and country of residence will be made available by sending an email to email@example.com after February 28th 2018
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