Whisky Magazine Photo Challenge
Days after winning the Altın Orumcek award for The Best Blog in Turkey, I learned that 2 of my photos are winners in the Whisky Magazine Photo Challenge
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I feel really lucky nowadays. Days after winning the Altın Orumcek award for The Best Blog in Turkey, I learned that 2 of my photos are winners in the Whisky Magazine Photo Challenge !
Whisky Magazine is one of the most prestigious whisky journals in the world. For the last couple of years they organize a photo competition on different themes like Distilleries, The Process, The Water. This year the competition is sponsored by one of my favorite Irish brands: Teeling.
This year the winner is Andrew Smith with his beautiful shot from Scotland countryside. I’m really glad to learn that 2 of my photos are in the Top 12.
Last year I visited Woodford Reserve, one of the most beautiful distilleries I’ve ever visited, and the silhouette shot you see below (F) against the Woodford Reserve bottles was shot by my good friend, Brown-Forman Brand Ambassador Ilkgun Cam. 10 minutes before that shot we were tasting an amazing Sonoma Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish Woodford Reserve with Tim Kittnel; that unforgettable bottle is in the 9th place in my Top 20 Whiskies in 2015.
The one you see next to the article is the only black & white shot in the Top 12 winners and I took it couple of month ago when I visited BenRiach. The distillery worker who was rolling that heavy cask skillfully turned to us smiling and asked “Will I be famous?” We joked and said “In the future everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame” referencing to Andy Warhol. I had no idea at that moment that this photo will be one of the winners of Whisky Magazine Photo Challenge and will be featured in the 2017 calender. Instead of 15 minutes that will be a month long fame!
BenRiach is one of my favorite Speyside distilleries with their great variety of sherry casked and peated whiskies. You may have heard the news that Brown-Forman recently bought BenRiach, Glendronach and Glenglassaugh distilleries, which is great move for the company to grow in single malts.
Whisky Magazine has plans to display the winners at the new distillery in Dublin. I’m really curious about the new distillery, now I have another reason to visit!!