10 March 2016 13:52

ALBERTON CONSUMER WINS WATCH WORTH R40 000

David O’Brien of New Redruth in Alberton, Johannesburg, will be telling time in style after he won a Breitling Superocean 44 watch worth about R40 000 in a recent Bunnahabhain single malt whisky competition. The competition was run nationwide during the festive season in collaboration with Norman Goodfellows Fine Wine and Spirit Merchants.

David received his prize at the Norman Goodfellows store in Illovo where he struggled to contain his excitement – especially since he is an avid whisky and watch collector.

“The Breitling is a fantastic, simply awesome prize.  All my friends agree that the Superocean 44 is one of the nicest looking pieces in this very exclusive range,” said David.

As part of the prize-giving, David and eight of his friends were treated to a special whisky tasting presented by Pierre Meintjes, South Africa’s ‘Mr Whisky’ and an ambassador for Bunnahabhain. Considered not only a leading authority in South Africa, but also internationally, Meintjes is one of just 159 Masters of the Quaich worldwide, an honour bestowed by the Scottish whisky industry.

“The tasting was great. My friends and I have been fortunate enough to experience a few tastings in past years and have explored whisky at every opportunity. Spending an evening with ‘Mr Whisky’ was a real treat and being able to pick his brains and enjoy a tasting together with good friends was the cherry on top for me. We all agreed that we learnt more on that occasion than at any other similar event.” 

Bunnahabhain, founded in 1881, is pronounced Bŭ-na-ha-venn and means ‘mouth of the river’ in Scots Gaelic, referring to the Margadale River that flows close by the distillery. 

THE PRICE OF BUNNAHABHAIN RANGES FROM R600 TO R1 000 TO R3 000 FOR THE 12-, 18- AND 25-YEAR-OLD WHISKIES RESPECTIVELY.

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