Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

MAKE IT 2 BUSHMILLS

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Today saw the start of the ‘World Whisky Games’ at the Bushmills Village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. We are here, in the beautiful surroundings of the Northern Irish coast, reporting on 11 pairs of whisky fans from different countries as they battle it out to become the winners of the BUSHMILLS™ Irish Whisky competition, ‘Make it 2 Bushmills’. Just imagine an ‘alternitive’ Eurovision where everyone is a little erm, merry….

Today saw the start of the ‘World Whisky Games’ at the Bushmills Village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. We are here, in the beautiful surroundings of the Northern Irish coast, reporting on 11 pairs of whisky fans from different countries as they battle it out to become the winners of the BUSHMILLS™ Irish Whisky competition, ‘Make it 2 Bushmills’. Just imagine an ‘alternitive’ Eurovision where everyone is a little erm, merry….

This morning, teams have competed in a barrel-roll and beach-golf, both of which are much harder than they look (trust me I tried, and failed!). This afternoon the final 2 events shall be whisky-tasting, and then on to designing and mixing their own whisky based cocktail. They will then have a final chance to impress the judges with a ‘talent show’ (I usethe word talent lightly….).

Judges include: Master Distiller Colum Egan, Kevin Baird of Two Door Cinema Club, Jonathan Galkin of DFA Records and Rob Allanson of Whisky Magazine. The pairs of finalists representing eleven countries were elected by public vote on Facebook and include teams from: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Russia, South Africa and the good ole US of A!!

After watching the morning events my strong tips are the random and sheer funniness of the German, Belgium (one of which stripped down to his underwear before wading in the sea to get his golf ball!) and dark horses, the Vuvuzela touting South Africans. The champions will win two weeks working at the world-famous Old Bushmills Distillery, where they will make their own unique blend of BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey, stay in luxury penthouse accommodation and get £5,000 spending money. Then, the winning friends will also get VIP access to the ultimate BUSHMILLS party back in their home country.

You can keep up to date on the rest of the competition with our Facebook and Twitter updates or head to the official BUSHMILLS Facebook page.

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