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04 Jun 2019 04 Jun 2019

Fathers Day 2019 Competition

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Benromach Distillery has launched a Father’s Day campaign which aims to showcase the expertise passed down through generations, and the lasting memories which shape everyday lives.

The campaign calls for individuals to share their stories of special crafts, skills or knowledge that their Fathers have shared with them, reminiscent of the passing down of distilling expertise within Benromach.

A distillery dedicated to hand crafting its whisky using all the senses, the art of traditional whisky making has been passed down from one generation of distiller to another. It’s this ethos which has helped shape Benromach and allowed the distillery to produce award-winning single malt whisky with a classic Speyside character: beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke.

Throughout the campaign, Benromach is also offering one whisky fan and their guest the opportunity to win an exclusive experience at the distillery in Forres.

Not only will the winner receive a behind the scenes tour of the distillery with Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager, alongside their guest they’ll also take part in a personalised tasting and meet the Distillers. With overnight accommodation in Speyside included as well, it’s the perfect getaway for whisky lovers or anyone who wants to learn about this exciting industry.

Open to residents in the UK aged 18 years or over*, two runners up will also receive a bottle of Benromach 15 Years Old.

How to enter

All you have to do is comment on any of our Father's Day 2019 campaign posts with your story across our official social media channels.

Join the conversation this Father’s Day by sharing your story on social media using #WhatDadTaughtMe and tagging @Benromach. Whether you were taught how to bake, shared a passion for crafting from wood together, or perfected the art of painting thanks to your Father, get involved for a chance to win a trip for two to Benromach Distillery.

Terms & Conditions apply, see below for full details.

To get you going, here's Keith's quote, alongside some other prominent figures in the whisky industry:

"You could say that the whisky industry is in my blood, with both my father and Grandfather having distillery connections during their careers. From spending time with my dad at a distillery in Speyside to visiting a local distillery with my Grandad to pick up draff for the farm, I’ll always remember the unique, sweet and malty smell. It’s these happy memories that sparked my interest in this wonderful industry.”

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Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager

"My father taught me your whole supply chain is vital, support your suppliers and your customers and they will support you. Treat them all as friends for a rewarding life. He had many distilleries as customers, some he had been friends with since school and their doors were always open to him as our home was to them. I ran my business by this ethos worldwide and have taught it to my son..” - Geoff Anderson, WhiskyAnd

"One of my fondest childhood memories is listening to my dad's completely outlandish stories. He painted a vivid picture of jungles, pirates and castles that really inspired my imagination – he also told tall tales that I believed embarrassingly far into adulthood! I think listening to my dad's stories helped me develop a love of storytelling in journalism, something for which I'll always be grateful.” - Amy Hopkins, The Spirits Business 

"My father was a whisky man. He did not necessarily have the same passion or obsession around the production nuances, brands, products, collecting it or ever wanted to create a business from it like I have, but he enjoyed a drop of whisky at the end of many working days. Just one or two to unwind and enjoy the business that he had built up. He taught me the value of enjoying a fine whisky for what it is and fostered that entrepreneurial spirit that I hold true to this day.” - Greg Dillon, Great Drams

"Nights under the stars, fires in the wilderness, the best knots, the safest lashings. Dampers, baked eggs, freshly caught fish grilled on a green stick. My dad loved the great outdoors. He taught me and my friend Gary the ways of nature, the love of thriving in open spaces. Now, nearly 50 years later, I still live for those times away from the rush and the hub-bub. I still dream of empty skies and a fire in the silence of out-of-the-way places. Thanks Dad. Without you, I'd never have seen Bynack More, Kinloch Hourn or the Buachaille Etive Mòr. Without you, Scotland would be more of a chore and less of a treasure” - Andy Clark, Herald on Sunday

"My father has always had an incredible work ethic, teaching my brother and I to work to the best of our abilities. When I was younger, my dad used to take on extra shifts to make sure we had wonderful holidays and lots of presents under the tree at Christmas. I have so much respect for how hard my father works, and I’ve taken this ethos forward through my own career.” - Stephanie Abbot, Scottish Field 

Terms & Conditions


The promoter is Speymalt Whisky Distributors Limited of George House, Boroughbriggs Road, Elgin, Moray, Scotland IV30 1JY, trading as Benromach (“Benromach” “We” “Us” “Our”).


2.1 The title of the competition is the Father’s Day 2019 Campaign Social Media Competition (“Competition”)

2.2 To enter the free Competition, entrants have to:

(a) ‘comment’ as directed with your story on the Father’s Day 2019 Campaign posts on Our official Facebook account;

(b) ‘comment’ as directed with your story on the Father’s Day 2019 Campaign posts on Our official Instagram account; or

(c) ‘reply’ with your story on the Father’s Day 2019 Campaign tweets on Our official Twitter channel;

2.3 Only entries through Benromach’s official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels will be accepted.

2.4 You must reply directly to the Father’s Day 2019 Campaign posts or tweets. Replies in your newsfeed or tagging Us in your newsfeed will not be accepted. You acknowledge that Our official social media channels are public forums and therefore your post will be public, meaning it can be viewed by anyone accessing Our social media channels.

2.5 There is a limit of 1 (one) entry per person across Our official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels. No responsibility will be accepted for mis-posted, lost or delayed entries. Benromach shall be entitled to edit or moderate any comments posted.

2.6 The Competition will run from 9:00am GMT on Wednesday 5th June 2019 (the "Opening Date") to 11:59pm GMT on Monday 17th June 2019 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.

2.7 All Competition entries must be received by Benromach on either Our official Facebook, Instagram or Twitter channels by no later than 11:59pm GMT on the Closing Date. All Competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

2.8 This is a free competition and no purchase is necessary to enter this Competition.

2.9 Benromach will not accept:

(a) responsibility for Competition entries that are lost, mislaid, delayed regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or

(b) proof of transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the Competition.

2.10 By participating in this Competition and submitting a Competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

2.11 These terms and conditions prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials.

2.12 Please see Our website for a copy of these Competition terms and conditions.


3.1 The Competition is only open to residents in the UK aged 18 years or over, except:

(a) employees of Benromach or its holding or subsidiary companies;

(b) employees of agents or suppliers or distributors of Benromach or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the Competition or its administration; or

(c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.

3.2 In entering the Competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. Benromach may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Competition.

3.3 Benromach will not accept Competition entries that are:

(a) automatically generated by computer;

(b) completed by third parties or in bulk;

(c) illegible, have been altered, plagiarised, reconstructed, forged or tampered with; or

(d) incomplete.

3.4 Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

3.5 Benromach reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize Competition.


4.1 The Competition prizes consist of:

(a) The Main Prize

There is 1 (one) distillery tour prize consisting of:

direct economy flights with an airline of Our choosing for 2 (two) individuals from any UK airport (that flies directly to Inverness) to Inverness Airport;

1 (one) night’s accommodation for 2 (two) individuals (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) at a quality B&B local to the Benromach Distillery. Specific accommodation will be confirmed when travel dates are agreed;

taxi transfers for 2 (two) individuals from: Inverness Airport to the selected B&B accommodation (and return journey), from the selected B&B accommodation to the Benromach Distillery (and return journey); and

a Benromach Distillery experience which includes a tour with the Distillery Manager, and a morning or afternoon spent with one of the Distillers. Subject to timings of flights and weather conditions, a boat trip out on the Moray Firth will be arranged or an alternative activity of Our choosing will be provided (“Main Prize”)

Please note the prize does not include travel insurance, the cost of transfers from your home to the originating airport (or vice versa), food and drink that is not expressly stated above, spending money, tax or personal expenses. Any other costs incurred in addition to those set out above and that are incidental to the fulfilment of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. The exact timetable of the experience will be confirmed with the winner subject to flight arrival and departure times.

(b) The Runner Up Prize:

2 (two) runners up will also be selected. Each runner up will receive 1 x 70cl bottle of Benromach 15 Years Old. Please note, runners up will only receive their bottle if they are resident and live in the UK (“Runner Up Prize”)

4.2 The winner of the Main Prize will be responsible for ensuring that she/he and any person travelling with them are eligible and available to travel and hold valid passports, any necessary visas, travel documents and travel insurance for the holiday in question on the travel dates specified. Dates once notified cannot be changed.

4.3 Prizes are subject to availability. There is no cash alternative for the prize.

4.4 Benromach reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond Benromach’s control makes it necessary to do so.

4.5 The Main Prize and Runner Up Prize are not negotiable or transferable.


5.1 The Competition entries whose response will be judged by a panel of judges (“Panel”). The Panel will select 1 (one) winner for the Main Prize and 2 (two) runners up for the Runner up Prize and may be selected from any of Our social medial channels (meaning Our official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels). The Panel will base their judgement on the most apt and original comment in response to Our Father’s Day 2019 Campaign post.

5.2 The decision of the Panel (acting reasonably) will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

5.3 Benromach will contact the winner and 2 (two) runners up initially by commenting on their post on the respective social medial channels within 48 (forty-eight) hours of the Closing Date (“Our Reply”).

5.4 We will ask the winner and 2 (two) runners up to private message or direct message Us. We will ask the winner and 2 (two) runners up to enclose their contact details in their message (such as full name, email address, telephone number and postal address).

5.5 If We do not hear from the winner or 2 (two) runners up within 48 (forty-eight) hours of Our Reply, then We will private or direct message the winner and/or 2 (two) runners up informing them of their prize and requesting their contact details. Each entrant has the responsibility of configuring their profile settings to ensure they can receive private messages from contacts whom they are not friends with or whom they are not following.

5.6 In order to claim the Main Prize or the Runner Up Prize, the winner and 2 (two) runners up must send Us a private or direct message within 7 (seven) days of Our Reply.

5.7 Benromach will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner and 2 (two) runners up. If We do not hear from the winner and/or 2 (two) runners up within 7 (seven) days of Our Reply We reserve the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.

5.8 Benromach must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation Benromach will publish the surname and county of the winner and 2 (two) runners up which will be announced on 21st June 2019 (“Announcement Date”).

5.9 If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available by Us, please contact Benromach directly by emailing using the subject line ‘Father’s Day 2019 Campaign Contact Details’. Please note that any post made on Our official social media channels are public. In such circumstances, Benromach must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.

5.10 We will then follow up with the winner and runners up on the delivery of any materials relating to their prizes.

5.11 Specifically for the winner of the Main Prize, We will contact them to detail the particulars of reserving the flights and accommodation and how & when their main distillery tour can be used.

5.12 The winner of the Main Prize will be fully responsible for providing Benromach with correct contact details, travel dates and identification documentation required for the reservation of the flights and accommodation. Benromach will not be responsible for any additional costs or charges caused by incorrect information being provided by you.

5.13 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.

5.14 Benromach does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.

5.15 The Main Prize must be used within twelve months of the Announcement Date and can only be used during normal distillery opening dates/times, see for Our full Distillery opening dates/times. The prize cannot be used during the month of July 2019 as the distillery will be on its annual shutdown.


6.1 We will need to collect personal data from the winner (and any person travelling with them for the Main Prize) and the 2 (two) runners up in order to correspond with them relating to the Father’s Day 2019 Campaign, for arranging the reservations relating to the Main Prize, and for delivery of the Runner Up Prize.

6.2 Benromach will only process your personal data in accordance with Our privacy policy. See also conditions in clause 5, with regard to collection of contact details and the announcement of the winner and 2 (two) runners up. For more information about what personal data We collect from you, Our legal basis for processing, third party recipients and your legal rights, please consult Benromach’s full privacy policy-

6.3 Please note that Our social media channels are public and you are responsible for anything you post in the public domain and to manage the privacy settings of your social media pages. You are providing your personal data to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and If you wish to know more about how your details are used on any of these social media channels, please consult the appropriate privacy policy.


7.1 The Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

7.2 Insofar as is permitted by law, Benromach, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by Benromach’s negligence, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.


You agree to grant Benromach a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the Competition entry to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the Competition entry for such purposes.


9.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, Benromach may, at Our sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the Competition.

9.2 Benromach reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize Competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

9.3 These terms and conditions shall be governed by Scots law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.