This fall, Berry Brothers & Rudd, makers of the Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky
, are offering a unique contest. Four Scotch
aficionados will win the chance to work as an official Glenrothes Whisky Maker for a week at the distillery in Speyside, Scotland. The winners will be selected from entrants from around the world and will be hosted by Ronnie Cox, Keeper of the Quaich and The Glenrothes Brand Heritage Director, and The Glenrothes Malt Master, Gordon Motion.
This is a hands-on adventure: participants will do everything from testing the fresh water source that runs alongside the distillery, to milling, mashing, fermenting and distillation. And they'll enjoy some of the more fun parts too including laying down casks for maturation, nosing whisky from maturing casks and selecting exceptional casks to be bottled as The Glenrothes single malt whisky. Each winner will produce their own selection of The Glenrothes, labeled with their own hand-written tasting notes. The adventure also includes a stay at Rothes House
, the brand's accommodation for visiting friends and opportunities to take in the Highland flavor, fishing in the local streams, dining
in the local Highland restaurants
and picnicking in the hills surrounding the distillery. The final day will be spent in Edinburgh with overnight accommodations at The Scotsman Hotel
and dinner with legendary Scotch expert, Charlie MacLean.
Entries must be received by January 31, 2011 and the trip will commence on May 8, 2011, lasting for seven nights, ending May 14, 2011. Four winners will be chosen by an independent judging panel. To enter head over to the Glenrothes site
and plead your case.