Win the full Great Whisky Distillery Challenge Bottle Collection (for just £1)

Following the record breaking Great Distillery Challenge, the organisers are set to raffle off the entire bottle collection for charity, with tickets costing just £1.

Published 26th May 2017
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

With tickets still available until midnight on the 1st of June, whisky fans have the chance to win all 56 bottles collected from the distilleries for just £1.

The raffle is for a great cause, with all proceeds going to the international water development charity Just a Drop.

To enter, all you need to do is visit

The bottles were gathered as part of the The Great Whisky Distillery Challenge, which took place on Monday 15 May, and saw World Whisky Day founder, Blair Bowman, successfully setting a record for the number of whisky distilleries visited in one day.

Challenge Bottle Collection
Picture: World Whisky Day

Bottles were collected from all 56 of the distilleries that bottle their own products, and the entire collection is will be main prize for one lucky, with the draw taking place on Friday 2 June.

It took Blair and a team of support crew a total of seventeen hours to visit 60 distilleries, beginning at sunrise at the Balblair distillery in Ross-shire and ending at sunset at the Aberfeldy distillery in Perthshire.

• READ MORE: World Whisky Day founder smashes record for number of distilleries visited in one day

For the full bottle listing in order of visit, and more information on the Challenge itself, go to

“It’s was an incredible event,” said Blair. “As far as we are aware, no-one has even attempted to set a record like this before and, despite meticulous planning, there was always a risk that we might not get to all 60 of the distilleries on the day.

"We couldn’t afford for a single thing to go wrong.

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"It just needed a few tractors or caravans to hold us up and we would have been under pressure.”

Malcolm Triggs, one of the organisers of World Whisky Day and a member of Blair’s support crew for the Challenge, said: “Seeing this collection of whisky build up over the course of the day was incredible, but knowing that one person is going to win the whole lot is even more so.

"It really is an amazing prize, with all of the proceeds going to a thoroughly deserving and fitting cause.”

• Please note, the whisky can only be delivered to an address in the UK, and all entrants must be 18 or over.

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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