Started four years ago, the Dream Whiskies website gives whisky lovers the chance to own drams most can only dream of.
Everyone knows whisky can be expensive, especially if it’s rare or exclusive. For a spirit that takes three years to legally be included in the category, there is a lot out there that many whisky fans will simply never have the chance to try. But if it was a common as Sprite, it wouldn’t be the same.
While you can get some pretty amazing drams from your local supermarket, there will always be some drams that a whisky lover will long for, pine for and completely covet. Usually it’s the ones that they only produce a couple of hundred bottles of, or the really old ones that have spent 5 decades lingering in a cask. Even the angels get to try those before we do.
This longing for drams that are simply unattainable is the very idea behind Dream Whiskies. This website and community was set up four years ago with the view to give whisky enthusiasts that chance to win some of those rare and exclusive drams that hardly anyone gets to try.
What do they offer?
As well as running competitions that are open to anyone, Dream Whiskies also have a members’ area, where subscribers get:
- Access to weekly ‘members only’ competitions where the winner can pick their prize from a Prize Library of over 50 whiskies
- The opportunity to win in smaller spot-prize giveaways
- Free enrolment on an online whisky-cocktail mixology course (worth £60)
- Plus discount codes from partners
The company’s open to all competitions are also great if you don’t feel like you can commit to a subscription. There is a tiny fee (like 50p) to enter and if you happen to win a whisky worth hundreds, it’s definitely worth it.
Could you be next?
So far, in the four years since they started, Dream Whiskies have given away £25,000 of whisky and prizes to people in the UK, USA, Europe & Asia. That’s a pretty impressive number, and there’s nothing to say you couldn’t be one of their lucky winners!
Snow Phoenix is their most valuable prize to date, but the company has big things in mind and are fully planning on including even more rare and exclusive prizes going forward.
Their credentials are serious as well, with the founder Paul Martin having won multiple awards for mixology as well as twice holding the Guinness world record for cocktail speed mixing. Those are very impressive accolades and he definitely knows his stuff.
If you’re interested in finding out more, their website is full of information. And if you have a spare 50p, you may as well try your hand at winning the lucrative £700 bottle of Glenfiddich Snow Pheonix!
Have you entered any of Dream Whiskies competitions? Let us know in the comments!