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Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:53 pm

Do you remeber the competition advertised on the website last year?
I thought the winner was being announced in November, do we actually know who was the lucky winner?
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Kernow » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:00 pm

I know it wasn't me :cry:
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby UUNetBill » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:37 am

:cry: Ditto :cry:
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby MacAttack80 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:49 am

Sadly, not me either :cry: After seeing the advertisement for the HP 40 on the back of Issue 76 I know the bottle would look nice up on the shelf.
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby UUNetBill » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:50 am

MacAttack80 wrote:I know the bottle would look nice up on the shelf.

And the contents would be nice "in mah belly!"
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby lohssanami » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:17 pm

Any news on this yet Matt? It would be comforting to hear some good news!
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Admiral » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:10 am

I didn't win the competition, but I was fortunate enough to taste a dram of it. A bloody sensational dram!! I'll need to win the lottery before I can buy a whole bottle for myself, but I can thoroughly recommend the contents.

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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:13 am

Still no news on this though?
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:21 pm

I wonder why this thread has been ignored by WM for nearly a week?
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:19 pm

Maybe WM is checking with the competition committee as we speak.

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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:01 pm

Hopefully,
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby lohssanami » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:08 am

...or we can just keep up a nice conversation about HP 40 in this thread to keep it at the top of the Active Thread List.
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby lohssanami » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:34 pm

Good question! In contests I've read about, sometimes the list of contest winners isn't published for several months.

I have faith that Matt or Rob will chime in at some point.
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Rob Allanson » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:21 pm

Chime........

I will investigate next week and let ya'all know. It was being handled by our marketing manager who has left so will see what I can find out.


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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby MacPete » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:13 pm

All I know is I wish it was me :wink:
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:29 pm

Ditto there, it really would look so wonderful in my collection
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby UUNetBill » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:03 am

Collector57 wrote:Do we know whether there was actually a winner? Or even a prize ;)

Oh, I'm sure there was a winner, and a prize - but the HP 40 was just distilled this week, so the winner can collect it in, oh, say 2049 or so.

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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby lohssanami » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:04 am

Thanks Rob...we always like to put a name to the people we envy!
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:32 pm

We wait your findings then, thanks Rob
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:46 pm

We still await your comments, thanks WM
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Matt2 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:33 pm

Get the hint ..... me and Rob drunk it for Xmas :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:38 pm

Matt Page wrote:Get the hint ..... me and Rob drunk it for Xmas :wink: :mrgreen:


To advertise a competition to honest members of the public with no real prize is fraudulent and does bear certain legal consequences.
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Rob Allanson » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:01 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:
Matt Page wrote:Get the hint ..... me and Rob drunk it for Xmas :wink: :mrgreen:


To advertise a competition to honest members of the public with no real prize is fraudulent and does bear certain legal consequences.


Ok, and I hate getting involved in this sort of thing, accusations that I/we as a magazine have been fraudulent also bears certain legal consequences.
Now lets just calm back down.
I said I would find out. All the names were handed to HP's pr company and I spoke to them today. So I should have an answer soon.
Bear with me for now.
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Matt2 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:11 pm

There was a prize, but we drunk it. :headbang: :P


Sorry Rob, I will stop making trouble for you, will go back to being a grumpy old git, seems like a sense of humour is kind of lost around here!

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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:44 pm

Did i miss the Humour ? :D
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby lohssanami » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:29 pm

Well...I hope my pushing this thread too didn't give the impression that I felt WM did anything dishonest. I just thought it would be fun to find out who won the bottle.

BTW...I chuckled Matt!
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:43 pm

Matt Page wrote:Get the hint ..... me and Rob drunk it for Xmas :wink: :mrgreen:

Good one, Matt! :lol:
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:24 pm

It was a bad day for me, what with the whiskylive times being moved and now I will miss an hour of the show.

I over reacted, your joke was funny Matt and I don't doubt that there was a prize, I just wondered who won.

Please accept my apologies Matt, Rob and WM. :angel:
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby FirewallXL5 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:45 pm

I have no reason to doubt the probity of either W.M. or H.P. but it's a reflection on our times that where once people would unquestioningly accept this type of competition at face value, recent experience has exposed various hypes & scams (fraudulent phone-ins etc.,) by supposedly 'reputable' organisations that, for the avoidance of doubt, it would be nice for once to see who won...
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:00 am

I thought someone was crowing a while back that they'd won it but that could have been another contest, now I think about it. As the contest awards are restricted to people that the prize can be forwarded to, we North Americans can only sit back and wish the winner all the best. (While gritting our teeth).

By the by FirewallXL5, I finally noticed your "moniker" and nearly fell off my chair laughing. You gotta be 50 ish!

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I'd fly around the universe in Fireball XL5"


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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Aidan » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:27 pm

I think I'd be a worthy and deserving winner. So if it has not been posted yet, please contact me for my address.
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Klas » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:10 pm

Aidan wrote:I think I'd be a worthy and deserving winner. So if it has not been posted yet, please contact me for my address.


Aidan,
You actually won the second price, a bottle of Bells whisky.
Just send me your address and £200 for postage and I will personally post your bottle.
:P

(I better add that this was a joke, before things get our of hand)
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby Rob Allanson » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:30 pm

And just to end the debate....

The winner was:

Martin Maher
Halifax,
West Yorkshire.

Lucky man. :D
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby lohssanami » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:35 pm

Thanks Rob for getting the info, and thanks for giving us the opportunity to participate in the contest.

Cheers!
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Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:28 pm

Thanks Rob
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