With the football season all but over and the prospect of a European Championship without Scotland a bleak one, The W Club Team are keen to keep the dream alive. So in the spirit of all things fun we have come up with a contest of our own!
All you have to do is match one of your favourite whiskies with a country competing at the European Championships. As always with the W Club there will be prizes galore but not only that the most creative entries will be published right here on the site. Each week we will select a country and it is your job to pick a whisky, whether it is a blend or a single malt – the choice is yours. This weeks prize for the best entry is a 20cl bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Last week we asked you to come up with a whisky which matched the footballing nation of Germany. The answers were fantastic and we had whiskies ranging from Johnnie Walker Red Label, Benriach 12yo to Ardeg 10yo. Our favourite is published below, written by Christopher Cook and featuring the Glenfarclas 43 year old.
I would like to offer up Glenfarclas 43 year old Cognac Casks. The finish is described as ‘Quite dry’ mirroring their many clinical performances, ‘which is good as more whisky is required to moisten the mouth’ indicative of the many times England have been taken to penalties by them. ‘Dark bitter chocolate, German or Belgian chocolate with high cocoa content’ a flavour not everyone feels comfortable with just like watching England versus Germany.
Congratulations Christopher, can you email firstname.lastname@example.org with your delivery details so we can send your prize.
This time its the turn of the mighty Italians, always one for the big stage and a team that is always difficult to play against. We will get the ball rolling with a the Macallan 20 year old Platinum Whisky Shop Exclusive. A very srong all rounder, packed with flair, gentle fruit notes (they do like to dive a lot) and a silky smooth finish. Outstanding and the Italians arent bad either.
So for your chance to win a 20cl bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue label simply match the Italians with a Scotch whisky of your choice. The best answer will be published the same time next week.