Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

<< View the range of Glengoyne Single Malts

Bloody Scotland : Launch The Glengoyne Short Story Writing Competition - 8th March, 2012

Thursday March 8, Glasgow: Like its whisky, Scotland is world-renowned for the exceptional quality of its crime fiction. 

To celebrate and recognise this synergy, Glengoyne Highland Single Malt is proud to announce the launch of a new short story writing competition as part of Scotland’s inaugural international crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland (14-16 September 2012) in Stirling.

With the aim of discovering the next big name in crime fiction the Glengoyne Short Story Writing Competition opens for entries today (Thursday 8 March), giving amateur writers the opportunity to be read and reviewed by some of the most respected authors, publishers and editors in the crime literary world. The prestigious prize will include digital publication by Blasted Heath as the lead short story in an ebook collection of the best competition entries. The winner will also benefit from a week-long residential writing course run by Arvon at a location of their choice. 

The overall winner will receive a bespoke hand-engraved Glencairn Crystal Decanter filled with an exceptionally rare 35 Years Old Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, worth over £2,000, presented at the closing award ceremony at the Bloody Scotland Festival in September.

To enter, writers need to submit a maximum 3000 word short story online via bloodyscotland.com by 29 June 2012.  All entries need to, on some level, incorporate the theme or wording: ‘worth the wait.’

Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Glengoyne, explained: “Crafting a great crime novel takes time, care and attention to detail, but the results are worth the wait. The same attributes are crucial in making Glengoyne Whisky’s natural, unpeated taste and flavour.  Scottish crime fiction is an international success story and we are delighted to be part of a competition that celebrates our country’s unique creative contribution." 

Crime author and Bloody Scotland event organiser, Gordon Brown, commented: “With UK retail sales for crime fiction now worth over £143 million, the genre has never been more popular. We are thrilled to have Glengoyne’s support for the short story writing competition. Bloody Scotland celebrates not only our nation’s crime fiction legacy, but the success of crime writing across the globe. Glengoyne’s sponsorship reaffirms the Scottish roots of the festival, but like the whisky, an exciting crime thriller can be enjoyed with a great quality dram anywhere in the world”.

Taking place 14-16 September 2012 in Stirling, Bloody Scotland will have over 20 events and host over 40 UK and international authors, including Scotland’s own Ian Rankin and Val McDermid. Named by VisitScotland as the Year of Creative, 2012 is a landmark date for Scottish crime fiction. Bloody Scotland will also celebrate the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first Sherlock Holmes story, the 35th anniversary of William McIlvanney’s ‘Laidlaw’, the father of ‘Tartan noir’ – and the 25th  anniversary of the first Rebus novel by Ian Rankin.

A crime scene from her latest novel, A Pound of Flesh, Alex Gray launched the Glengoyne Short Story Writing Competition in Glasgow’s Blythswood Square. Alex is the brains behind the Bloody Scotland Festival, along with her good friend and partner in crime Lin Anderson. They are also the main organisers along with Jenny Brown (their literary agent), Gordon Brown and Clio Gray, and they are supported by fellow authors who have given their invaluable assistance to help organise the event. Alex Gray says:

“With over 40 literature festivals taking place in Scotland each year, not one has ever exclusively recognised the remarkable talent amongst Scottish crime writers. Bloody Scotland will showcase all that is great in Scottish crime literature and indeed the fabulous authors who continue to excite, thrill and entertain us." 

The Glengoyne Short Story Writing Competition is open to all amateur writers over 18 years old. Entries must be uploaded to www.bloodyscotland.com before the closing date of 29 June 2012.  

For further information on Glengoyne Highland Single Malt and for exclusive expert tips on successful crime writing visit: www.glengoyne.com

<< View the range of Glengoyne Single Malts

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

Seductive Silkie Irish Whiskey Launches in the UK. The award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey

Seductive Silkie Irish Whiskey Launches in the UK. The award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey

 

 Fresh from widespread acclaim in its homeland, the award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey is now available to UK drinkers. Named after the mythical seals that transform into irresistible maidens when ashore Donegal’s beaches, the whiskey is as smooth as its name suggests. Read more

Ardbeg Day celebrates a taste of the Caribbean with Rum-bustious Revelry in honour of Ardbeg Day Bottling, Ardbeg Drum

Join the UK festivities at Regent’s Park, London, for Ardbeg’s ‘Drum Roll Please…’
 Saturday 1st June 2019

Ardbeg Day celebrates a taste of the Caribbean with Rum-bustious Revelry in honour of Ardbeg Day Bottling, Ardbeg Drum

As Ardbeg Day fast approaches, Islay’s peatiest single malt has revealed how this annual whisky celebration will take shape in London, for those wanting to share in the rum-bustious revelry away from its native Islay shores. Read more

The Balvenie launches a unique new ‘stories’ range, three tales of character written in whisky

The Balvenie launches a unique new ‘stories’ range, three tales of character written in whisky

 On the 21st May The Balvenie announces the launch of its new Stories range – a unique collection of three single malt whiskies representing tales of character, endeavour and craft, created at its home in Dufftown, Scotland. Read more

Exclusive Interview with Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord: Glasgow Whisky Bar

Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord

It’s a pub that I have been into many times in the past, even before my passion for whisky took over. So, when I got the opportunity to meet the owner of “Bon Accord”, Paul McDonagh, I jumped at the chance. Read more

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Glenfarclas 1965 (cask 4512) Family Cask Spring 2015 Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1965 (cask 4512) Family Cask Spring 2015 Single Malt Whisky ~ 51.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,100.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 17 Year Old 1965  - Special Selection Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 17 Year Old 1965 - Special Selection Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,195.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glen Grant 20 Year Old 1992 (Three Rivers) Single Malt Whisky
Glen Grant 20 Year Old 1992 (Three Rivers) Single Malt Whisky ~ 54.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £400.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Tomatin 36 Year Old - Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky
Tomatin 36 Year Old - Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £499.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Carmaferg - Single Cask Edition Single Malt Whisky
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Carmaferg - Single Cask Edition Single Malt Whisky ~ 54.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £343.57
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1260) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1260) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £6,789.23
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 18 Year Old 1978 Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old 1978 Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 10 Year Old (Old Label) Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 10 Year Old (Old Label) Single Malt Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £595.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition Single Malt Whisky
Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £5,988.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bladnoch 28 Year Old 1974 (cask 1781 & 1782) - Signatory Single Malt Whisky
Bladnoch 28 Year Old 1974 (cask 1781 & 1782) - Signatory Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.6% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £699.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter