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Friday 15 July 2011

Athlete's Village

It’s Frrrrriday! And as always on a Friday we like to try and add to the anticipated wonderfulness of the weekend which awaits... try saying that after a dram or two!

Last week we launch a competition to win a bottle of our now sold-out Caskstrength & Carry On Arran, signed by Distillery Manager James MacTaggart, with the simple task of clicking “like” on our facebook page to enter. The winner was announced on facebook earlier today.

If you didn’t win but you did buy a bottle of the whisky, then don’t forget that there is still one bottle out there somewhere with a GOLD STAR in the bottom of the box. If you have this, drop us a line with a picture of it and you win an additional, limited edition, single cask Arran. That should make your Friday even brighter.

But it doesn't stop there!

As it’s festival season, we thought it would be good to give you the chance to come and see some live music and have a wee whisky at the same time, so we’ve paired up with London based band Athlete to offer you the chance to come to one of their show from their July tour, preceded by a whisky tasting with us and the band.

Signed to Fiction Records (home to The Cure, Elbow, Ian Brown, Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies, Snow Patrol), Athlete have previously scored a UK number 1 album, sold over a million records, won an Ivor Novello award as well as received a Mercury Music nomination... but most importantly, they love their whisky! Moreover, I'm sure you'll all appreciate the irony of us on tour with a band called 'Athlete', taking in to consideration the picture of us in the "about" section on the blog...

As a result we will be hosting four pre-show whisky tasting sessions with the band at their gigs in Bristol (July 23rd), Oxford (July 24th), Glasgow (July 30th) and Birmingham (July 31st). The tastings are being held in conjunction with The Glenlivet, with three pairs of tickets for each show, plus the tasting with the band and us, to be won via the Guardians Of The Glenlivet progamme. If you happen to be heading to one of these show already, you can enter a competition on the Athlete facebook page, here, to win entry to The Glenlivet tasting.

To enter the competition and for terms and conditions, click here.

For more tour dates from Athlete, click here.

In the meantime, enjoy this live video of the band: