Win a bottle of the new release from Plantation Rum and Teeling Whiskey.
For years, even decades, brands have long pondered the question ‘How do we get bartenders out of bed and to our event on a Monday?’. PR companies have charged thousands with the supposed (and inevitably incorrect) answer and brand ambassadors have banged their heads against bar tops as they present to 3 bartenders one of whom is definitely asleep.
Well a couple of weeks ago Identity Drinks found the answer. Offer free Guinness and the chance to taste a new and rare product marrying together Plantation Rum and Teeling Irish whiskey, followed by a few cocktails. Simple really. Even the threat of Paul McFadyen talking wasn’t enough to put people off.
Plantation Rum Brand Ambassador Paul was joined by his Teeling Whiskey counterpart (but with the ability to grow a beard), Robert Caldwell, to introduce Stiggins’ Fancy Smoky Formula. As you’d expect from gentlemen of their calibre it was a great chat giving a wonderful insight into the product and the minds of the two men who came up with the concept, their bosses Alexandre Gabriel and Alex Chasko respectively.
Many, if not all, of you reading this will have tasted bartender favourite Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy pineapple-y delight. A quick reminder that they take the pineapple skin and infuse in Plantation 3 star whilst the fruit is infused in Plantation Original Dark before the two are blended (for more info check out the brand site).
I’d imagine the same number of you are familiar with the Teeling Whiskey range and it was their delicious tripled distilled Peated Single Malt whiskey Blackpitt (more info here) that was picked to work with the smoky notes found in Stiggins’ Fancy. For this limited-edition Stiggins’ Fancy is finished off in Blackpitt barrels for what is, unsurprisingly given the people behind it, a fantastic and unique product – Stiggins’ Fancy Smoky Formula.
There were only 2,000 bottles produced and by the look of thirst in the eyes of the dozens of bartenders at the launch party when I left, that number was probably closer to 1,000 by the end of the night. So what we’re saying is Stiggins’ Fancy Smoky Formula is rarer than a decent Kummel cocktail, but fear not intrepid reader we have your back.
The lovely folk at Identity Drinks have given us a bottle to give to one of you lucky lot. Simply stick your info in the form below and we will draw a name from a hat on March 7th. Good luck.