And the winner is…

Your stories came from far and wide – USA, Japan, Poland, Finland… even England! Thank you so much, guys. It was refreshing to see just how much whisky magic there is to share. And I dare say, each and every one of us – geeks – has such experiences every so often, a turning point of sorts. These moments keep the flame burning high.

Now, without further ado, the winner of Your Story competition and soon-to-be happy imbiber of The Glenlivet 70yo is (drum roll):

Dan Hutchinson

I’m awarding 1st place to Dan for telling his simple story in a vivid and concise way. I love the way he put something Chris and I know so well – Macallan 18 – somewhere as exotic to us as Vegas. Also, teasing the neighbour made me laugh.

But hey, Dan’s story may have been my favourite but certainly wasn’t the only one I loved! I’ve decided to award a couple of ‘second places’ to Marcin Gorecki (I’ve been on that terrace too!) and Jaakko Kuosmanen (what can I say, your story rings a bell…)

You can both expect little something-somethings in post.


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