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Exclusive HfP competition: Win a VIP distillery visit to Scotland with Chivas Regal whisky

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This week we are running an exclusive competition in association with Chivas Regal whisky.

One lucky HFP reader will win an exclusive VIP visit to the Strathisla distillery in the Scottish Highlands, the home of Chivas Regal, for two people.

This prize is a real treat for every whisky lover as Strathisla is the oldest working distillery in the Scottish Highlands and arguably the most beautiful. The distillery is located in the Speyside region of Scotland and was originally established in 1786.

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You will be shown around the beautiful distillery and learn all about the craft of whisky making and the art of blending. You will also experience an exclusive tasting of rare and aged Strathisla.

Strathisla Single Malt is at the heart of each and every Chivas Regal blended whisky. Each and every cask of whisky produced has a unique signature taste.  This includes Chivas Brother’s Blend which is exclusively available in Duty Free at an airport near you.


The prize includes return flights from London to Aberdeen for two (or train tickets if that works our better), accommodation for two nights, transfers from Aberdeen airport to your hotel and between the hotel and the distillery as well as £200 spending money.

The prize must be taken within the next six months.

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How to enter

As always, all you have to do to enter this competition is fill out the Gleam widget at the bottom of this page with your name and email address.

You are limited to one entry per person. Entry is limited to UK residents only and you must be over 18.

You need to enter by midnight on 18th September.

The formal version of the rules is in the widget below if you click ‘Terms & Conditions’.

Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Chivas Brother’s Blend in Duty Free on your next trip – it’s available exclusively at the airport so you’ll not find it anywhere else. Just remember to drink responsibly!

If you can’t see the Gleam widget below click here to be taken to a special entry page.

Comments (39)

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  • Mark Tasker says:

    I am a Uk resident working overseas for the next 2 weeks, but was wanting to enter the Chivas competition, but find that the Gleam widget tells me that I cannot enter from the region that i am in at present (New Zealand). I find this somewhat unfair, and maybe discriminates against quite a few HfP readers who by definition are more likely to be travelling

    • the real harry1 says:

      easy to get round eg tunnelbear

      • Danny says:

        Or alternatively ask a friend or family member in the UK to enter for you.

      • RussellH says:

        Tunnel Bear has not worked for me (in France tonight).

        The widget works, but gives me the following message:
        “Verification Needed
        Sorry! We need you to verify that you are a real person. Please login with any of these social networks to get started:” and tells me to use Farcebook, Titter or Instawatsit”

        I personally would not trust any of those to verify anything! Maybe it will work from my home computer – other hfp competitions have!

        • Alan says:

          Sounds like issue with Gleam app but the VPN is working. Have you tried using a different email address? I’ve authenticated with Twitter (as I know I used it in a previous competition to gain an extra entry) and it worked fine for me.

          • RussellH says:

            All worked fine once back in the UK. No ridiculous requests to use twiiter or farcebook

    • Brian says:

      HfP will just be complying with relevant regulations. Think of the National Lottery, that also “discriminates” as you have to be physically located in UK or IofM when playing online.

      • David says:

        There is no regulation preventing the running of comeptitons internationally. (There will be some regulations in some foreign countries governing entry to such things – however these are usually got around by getting the person entrying to confirm it is legal for them to do so where they are, and that their entry and prize is forfeited if they don’t.

        I would single out for praise Accor hotels, who are usually one of the best (in the travel world) for making their competions open to all.

        Regarding HRP, it is I believe/suspect, rather for reasons of (essentially) ‘entry spam’.

    • Hugh says:

      If you have an iPhone – get Opera VPN and then set the location as UK
      I’m sure there’s an Android version

    • JamesB says:

      Rob will probably enter you if you send him your details.

      I’m wondering what hotel they will use in Aberdeen, probably the Altens as it’s popular with corporate hospitality. Craigendarroch would be awesome but I doubt they will use that.

      • Mike says:

        Highly unlikely but it would be nice. Around 1 hr 15 travelling time between the 2 locations.

    • Mike says:

      VPN will resolve this for you

    • Graeme says:

      I’m finding it hard to have any sympathy for you, and please look up the definition of discrimination. Enjoy New Zealand..

    • Alan says:

      Just use a VPN, works fine with that. Sensible to keep out spam entries plus the promoter usually sets the rules and thus limits entries to those from the UK.

    • @mkcol says:

      Life’s tough, isn’t it?

    • Leo says:

      If that’s your only experience of “discrimination” so far then you’ve had a pretty charmed life. Are you serious?

    • Albert Hall says:

      Boo hoo! It isn’t fair!

      Pathetic. Get a life.

  • Matt says:

    What a prize!!!!!

    • JamesB says:

      Given the track record of the whisky industry on hospitality it will likely surpass the description here.

  • Alan says:

    So do we get a free flight to London to use at a future date if we already live in Scotland? 😛

    Nice compo, Rob.

  • Rob says:

    As we are up against both alcohol promotion rules and national gambling / competition rules, it needs to be UK restricted. Pernod is obviously keen to ensure that everything is above board.

  • James Ward says:

    Any alternative travel options if you don’t live in London? The East Coast Trains journey is stunning, albeit slower than flying from London!

  • Rda says:


    I am struggling with a transfer from amex to Emirates of 24k points.

    Both accounts are linked and I have the ‘tick’ on my amex account.

    I’ve tried transfer online and phone but no joy.

    I’m on a second card from amex but they said it has been deleted.

    Emirates are saying that Amex are to blame as they are transferring the points over.

    Any ideas?

  • Kinkell says:

    As I live in an area of highland whisky distinction, I will graciously refrain from entering, and give others a sporting chance! Anyway, flights and accommodation would be wasted on me! An hour’s drive would get me there!

  • mark2 says:

    I particularly like in the T&C where it says ‘Void where void.’
    Glad that’s been cleared up!

    • David says:

      That’s actually the kind of principle you want to see applied to competitions. As it generally helps with opeining them up to entry from as wide as possible.

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