To celebrate the bard, a national whiskey poetry competition has been launched – and the winner will receive a rare vintage malt.
Whiskey retailers Cask Whiskey Investment Partners and BBC Radio Scotland presenter and whiskey lover Vic Galloway have teamed up to launch the competition for whiskey fans.
The Spirit of Whiskey invites connoisseurs across the UK to submit their own seven-line poem, celebrating what they love most about this beloved drink.
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Coinciding with this year’s Burns Night celebrations, the competition will run from January 25 for just one week, with the winning poet receiving a bottle of rare, vintage whiskey from Whiskey Investment Partners’ prestigious collection, “Man O’Words from Annandale.
Inspired by Robert Burns, the winner can raise a glass with the unpeated, bourbon-aged malt.
Alistair Moncrieff, Managing Partner at Whiskey Investment Partners, said: “Burns Night is one of the biggest nights on the whiskey calendar, so we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion.
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“Inspired by the great Robert Burns, the contest gives budding poets the chance to tell us why they love whisky, in a fun and creative way. We’re delighted that presenter and whiskey expert Vic Galloway is giving kick it off with this fantastic Burns Night Poem.
To enter The Spirit Of Whiskey competition, aspiring writers can send their seven-line poem submission to firstname.lastname@example.org along with their name and phone number.
The competition opens at midnight on Tuesday 25th January for all UK residents over the age of 18 and closes at midnight on 1st February.