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GregBurnett
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Whyte and Mackay 50 Year Old Reply with quote

Has anyone else been successful in the Whyte and Mackay competition for the 50 year old blend? I always thought my chances would be good as they are giving away 500 bottles a month between now and February, but I thought I would have heard more on the forum!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend has won, but to be honest I haven't actually seen any of the promotional bottles round my way.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they really worth the £5k in the articles or are they spinning the PR?

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/27600/whyte-mackay-to-give-away-50-year-old/

Still time to enter with a bottle code

https://whyteandmackay.com/money-cant-buy/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you really need to ask?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davidbe wrote:
Do you really need to ask?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've won one! 🙂

I was a bit dubious at first, but I've had confirmation from the folks at Whyte & Mackay that it's genuine.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won a bottle and so did my friend, we both turned 50 this year so quite apt.

A 50cl bottle of 50year W&M and it's valued at £5k, £7.5million if every bottle is claimed!

I suppose it's hard to value as it's not available for sale.

Great promotion though and you have a great chance to win with 2 draws left.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had known about this, I reckon the best chance to win was the first draw as assuming least entries. More and more bottles will be bought for the second draw, and the third draw will be filled with thousands of entries after Christmas gifts and festive drinking.

I'm kicking myself to have missed the first draw as was somehow missed the news, well done forum members on winning, do hope you open and drink for free. Not everyone gets the opportunity to taste a 50 year old dram.

I had seen the Facebook competition for anyone turning 50 this year to post a message and recall they were selecting a few people for this rare whisky.

I've just bought a bottle to enter the draw, first time ever drinking Whyte & Mackay!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£14 competition entry and get a free 70cl bottle of W&M is my twist on it.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave h wrote:
I wish I had known about this, I reckon the best chance to win was the first draw as assuming least entries. More and more bottles will be bought for the second draw, and the third draw will be filled with thousands of entries after Christmas gifts and festive drinking.

I'm kicking myself to have missed the first draw as was somehow missed the news, well done forum members on winning, do hope you open and drink for free. Not everyone gets the opportunity to taste a 50 year old dram.

I had seen the Facebook competition for anyone turning 50 this year to post a message and recall they were selecting a few people for this rare whisky.

I've just bought a bottle to enter the draw, first time ever drinking Whyte & Mackay!



I kinda doubt there's a lot of demand for this, tbh. I think you'll have a good chance of winning.

I personally, as mentioned, couldn't even find the promo bottles, so if you can then you're one step ahead of me at least.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tesco in Inverness had 70cl and 1litre bottles. Reluctantly bought one to enter comp Rolling Eyes
Might go for another ticket, I mean bottle.

Hope your right with your thought. I've no idea how popular W&M is. I'm thinking ginger ale would do the trick for the remainder Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy to say Ive won a bottle too. £15 well spent, Merry Christmas everyone Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seem they might as well have advertised this as a free punch in the balls and had more interest...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i see ones on ebay already Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dram #5 of the 2019 #WhyteChristmas twitter tasting from Whyte & Mackay and hosted by Steve @thewhiskywire

A 50 year old blend bottled to celebrate Whyte & Mackay’s 175th anniversary

My tasting notes:
•Appearance: Dark amber brown (17/20), slow, fine tears, bead and taper.
•Nose: Musty and slightly dusty dunnage warehouse, nutty, walnut, cherry cola bottles, tobacco leaf, fruity rancio, dark, dark chocolate and coffee grounds, sweet and rummy molasses – this is a cigar in a comfy leather armchair by the fire whilst being served figgy pudding covered in dark chocolate sauce!
•Taste: Blackcurrant and bramble cordial – undiluted, plum jam, maraschino cherries, raisins, dates, figs, candied walnuts, brazil nut, espresso coffee and dark chocolate, so sweet for its age, musty leather bound books on mahogany bookshelves
•Finish: Long, sweet, woody, dark chocolate, red and black fruits, eventually some woody and herbal tamarind and cardamom

Overall

Incredibly juicy and sweet for a whisky of this age, there is plenty of wood as you’d expect but delivered perfectly. I could have spent hours alone just nosing this one even though the palate was just as supreme.

Score 96/100
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