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Forres distillery seeks family stories

By Lorna Thompson

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A FORRES distillery is collecting stories of expertise passed down through family generations to mark Father's Day.

Much knowledge in the subtle art of traditional whisky-making is passed down through families. To celebrate this Benromach Distillery is running a campaign which asks individuals to share their stories of crafts, skills or knowledge that their fathers have shared with them, whether this be whisky-related or otherwise.

Benromach is offering an exclusive experience at the distillery as a first prize. The winner will receive a behind-the-scenes tour with Keith Cruickshank, distillery manager, a personalised tasting, and time with one of the distillers. Two runners-up will receive a bottle of Benromach 15 Years Old.

Benromach Distillery.
Benromach Distillery.

Kicking off the campaign, Mr Cruickshank said: "You could say that the whisky industry is in my blood, with both my father and grandfather having distillery connections during their careers.

"From spending time with my dad at a distillery in Speyside to visiting a local distillery with my grandad to pick up draff for the farm, I’ll always remember the unique, sweet and malty smell. It’s these happy memories that sparked my interest in this wonderful industry."

Stories can be shared on social media using #WhatDadTaughtMe and tagging @Benromach. For more information on the Father’s Day campaign visit www.benromach.com. The closing date for entries is midnight on June 17. The winner will be announced on June 21.

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