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Isle of Skye Offers VIP Treatment

28th March 2011

Isle of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky is building continued momentum behind its on-going successful partnership with Scottish Racing. Already the official whisky sponsor of Scottish Racing, Isle of Skye is giving racing fans the chance to win a VIP experience at Perth Racecourse in partnership with nearby luxury Murrayshall Hotel.

One lucky winner will receive a special VIP experience for two at Perth Racecourse on Wednesday 11th May, including an overnight stay at the luxurious Murrayshall Hotel.  The winner will also receive a limited edition, hand numbered, porcelain decanter of 21 Year Old Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky worth over £200.

Closing date for the competition is 29 April. See and/or the Murrayshall website for more details and to enter.

May 11th is an evening meet with races running from 5.50 - 9pm. As it is also Perth Folk Night, live music with a distinctly Celtic flavour will follow the races.

The official whisky partner at all five Scottish Race courses - Ayr, Hamilton Park, Kelso, Musselburgh and Perth, Isle of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky is also the sponsor of Scotland's number one National Hunt racehorse trainer, Lucinda Russell and her team (including Peter Scudamore) at Arlary House Stables. Lucinda is trainer to the Grand National leading contender Silver By Nature.

Isle of Skye Blended Scotch whisky is available at 8 Years Old, limited edition 21 and 50 Years Old. An exceptionally smooth and mellow Scotch whisky containing a high proportion of carefully selected Island and Speyside Malts, the 8 Years Old has been described by whisky expert Jim Murray, as "an absolute must for any Islay-philes out there - in fact, a must for everybody. Your taste buds are beaten up and caressed simultaneously.  One of the most enormous yet brilliantly balanced whiskies in the world.â? 

The preferred brand of whisky at all five Scottish racecourses, Isle of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky is served along with three other Ian Macleod brands, award-winning Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, London Hill Gin and Watson's Trawler Dark Rum.

The Isle of Skye 8 Years Old is available in a range of sizes - 1.5 litre, 35cl, 5cl and 70cl in Tesco and Asda.