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Enter our Burns Night Poetry Competition 2024

Are you a poet? Do you know it? Our beloved Burns Night Poetry Competition 2024 is back for another year! In honour of Scotland’s national poet, we’re encouraging you to pick up your finest quill (or biro) for the chance to win fame and glory. Oh, and some exceptional whisky.

Enter our Burns Night Poetry Competition 2024

The most important rules for our judges are:

A maximum of 25 lines
Inspired by whisky
As always, no rhyming of whisky and frisky. You’re not being original or subversive by doing this regardless.

Each entry must be written in either English or Scots. No epics, we’re asking once again you stick to 25 lines or less, but other than that you can let your pen run free. Multiple entries (with a different poem each time obviously) are permitted – encouraged, even!

A bottle of Talisker 25 Year Old is waiting for the winner!

Five winners, five prizes

One winner and four runners-up will be selected by our judges, who have been doing this for a good few years now. They know a poem when they see one.

The prizes are as follows:

Winner: Talisker 25 Year Old

Runner-up 1: Dalmore King Alexander III

Runner-up 2: Deanston 21 Year Old 2000 Organic

Runner-up 3: Aberlour A’Bunadh Alba

Runner-up 4: Wolfie’s Blended Scotch Whisky – First Release (Signed by Sir Rod Stewart)

How to enter

You can enter using our dedicated entry page, or by posting a comment comprising your poem in the comment section on our social media post on MoM’s Instagram or Facebook page. Or, seeing as you’re already here, you can also post it in the comment section of this very blog (if you’re feeling brave enough to let everyone else read your entry).

That’s it! Best of luck, and Slange Var!



MoM Burn’s Night Poetry Competition 2024 T&Cs

PROMOTER: The promoter of this competition is Atom Supplies Limited (company number 03193057), trading as Master of Malt (MoM), whose registered office is Unit 1 Ton Business Park, 2-8 Morley Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1RA, United Kingdom. 
THESE TERMS AND PRIVACY POLICY: By entering this competition, entrants confirm they have read, understand and agree that these terms and the Master of Malt Privacy Policy (and the way we process personal data) are binding to them. MoM reserves the right to amend these terms; to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend this competition at any time.
ELIGIBILITY: This competition is only open to private individuals acting in their capacity as retail consumers who are 18 years or older (or of legal drinking age in the country which they are a resident of). Ineligible entries (howsoever received) will be discarded. The competition is not open to any employees (and their immediate family) of the promoter or any of its associated companies. MoM reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) at any time and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who, or any entry which, it believes has breached any of these terms, tampered with the entry process or engaged in any unlawful or improper conduct which may undermine the fair and proper conduct of this competition.
ENTRY PERIOD: This competition opens at 09:00:00 UK time on Monday 15th January 2024 and closes at 23:59:00 UK time on Sunday 28th January 2024.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter, individuals must within the entry period submit an original poem with a maximum of 25 lines and inspired by whisky to the promoter either (i) using the dedicated entry page at, or (ii) by posting a comment comprising of the poem in the comment section of the relevant social media post on MoM’s Instagram or Facebook page, or blog post referring to the competition. Multiple entries (with a different poem each time obviously) are permitted, encouraged, even! No purchase is necessary, and no payment is required to participate in the competition or to claim the prize.
WINNER(S): There will be 1 overall winner and 4 runners-up. All eligible entries received within the entry period will be reviewed and judged by a selected panel at MoM shortly after the entry period closes. The entrant with the best entry will be selected as the winner and 4 entrants who submitted good entries will be selected as runners-up. The selection of the winners will be at MoM’s absolute discretion and will be final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
THE PRIZE(S): All prizes are inclusive of packaging and carriage. The prize is provided by the promoter and it is strictly non-negotiable, non-transferable, and cannot be exchanged for any equivalent cash value, cash alternative, or for other items.

The overall winner will win a 70cl bottle of Talisker 25 Year Old Whisky
The first runner-up will win a 70cl bottle of Dalmore King Alexander III Whisky.
The second runner-up will win a 70cl bottle of Deanston 21 Year Old 2000 Organic Whisky.
The third runner-up will win a 70cl bottle of Aberlour A’Bunadh Alba Whisky.
The fourth runner-up will win a 70cl bottle of Wolfie’s Blended Scotch Whisky – First Release (Signed by Sir Rod Stewart).

UK SHIPPING ONLY: The prize can only be delivered to a valid United Kingdom address provided by the winner and the runner-ups.
CLAIMING THE PRIZE: MoM will make reasonable efforts to contact the prize recipients via email or by telephone as soon as practicable, then the names of the winners and runners-up will be announced on MoM’s blog as soon as practicable. If any prize recipient cannot be contacted or is not available or has not claimed the prize within 5 days of MoM contacting them, MoM reserves the right to offer the prize to another eligible entrant. MoM cannot accept any responsibility if any prize recipient is unable to take up the prize or fails to claim the prize within the time limit as set out above. MoM may contact the prize recipients for feedback in respect of the competition and/or prize and may use any feedback provided when announcing the results and promoting the competition or subsequent competitions.
ORIGINAL ENTRY CONTENT ONLY: Let’s be sensible, people. Any content submitted to MoM, howsoever submitted, for the purposes of entering the competition must only be original material. By entering this competition, entrants warrant and undertake that their entry does not infringe any third party rights. Entrants agree to indemnify the promoter from and against any and all third party claims or liabilities relating to or arising out of the content submitted by them or their breach of any of these terms.
ACCEPTABLE ENTRY CONTENT: All entry content must strictly comply with the MoM’s Acceptable Use Policy. In particular, any material which depicts, describes, encourages, endorses or normalises the excessive consumption of alcohol; the consumption of alcohol by those under the age of 25; anti-social behaviour (including any criminal activity) or irresponsible drinking (including rapid drinking); links the consumption of alcohol with popularity or other social success, bravado, technical skill, good fortune, the operation of vehicles or other machinery or therapeutic benefits; or which depicts the consumption of alcohol whilst potentially dangerous activities are being undertaken will be disqualified.
USAGE OF ENTRY CONTENT: Without limiting any of MoM’s rights in each entrant’s submitted content and as between each entrant and MoM, MoM (and any third party authorised by it, including but not limited to licensees and assignees) shall have the universe-wide right, in perpetuity, in its sole discretion, to use and exploit all submitted content and/or any parts thereof (which may include, but are not limited to, any image and text) in any format or version, and in any and all media now known or hereafter devised and by any means or methods now known or hereafter devised, and each entrant hereby grant to MoM all consents to enable MoM to do so. Each entrant irrevocably waives the benefits of and agrees not to assert any provision of law known as “moral rights” or any similar laws of any jurisdiction in connection to the submitted content.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Insofar as is permitted by law, the promoter, its agents, employees, and/or representatives shall in no circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate any entrant who participates in the competition and/or the winner and their guest(s) who claim(s) the prize for any loss, damage, personal injury or death whatsoever and howsoever caused, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any direct, indirect or consequential losses arising out of or in connection with their participation in this competition, any failure or delays or postponements or cancellations in making the appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements as a result of the winner taking up the prize (including in relation to their guests), except where it is caused by the negligence of the promoter, its agents, employees, and/or authorised representatives. Competition entrants’ statutory rights are not affected.
GENERAL: The promoter confirms that this competition is not sponsored or endorsed by the social media platform identified herein and said social media platform is in no way affiliated to or associated with the promoter. By entering this competition, users agree to release that social media channel from any and all liability related to this competition. These terms shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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