The Michaelmas competition is open to Oxford alumni with a prize of five bottles of Glenfarclas, donated by Pol Roger Portfolio. 

If My College Were a Whisky…it would be [complete your answer in a maximum of 100 words]

GlenfarclasAppend your COLLEGE, YEAR of MATRICULATION and DEGREE SUBJECT. Submit your entry by email to, or post it to her: Oxford Today Whisky Comp, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD.

Competition entries taken until Tuesday, 1st December, 2015, in order that prizes reach winners before Christmas.

The Prize
Glenfarclas is a family owned distillery in Speyside dating back to 1836. It enjoys an extraordinary following by whisky collectors and connoisseurs all over the world. Sales Director George S. Grant, appends the following notes for the Fifteen Year Old, which normally retails for £55.00

Colour: A rich golden amber.

Nose: Complex, sherried, deliciously peated, light butterscotch aromas, with a hint of dried fruit.

Flavour: Full bodied with a superb balance of sherried sweetness, malty tones and peaty flavours.

Finish: Long lasting, gloriously sherried, sweet, gently smoky, and distinguished.

Comment: With greater complexity than our younger whiskies, this is a great whisky drinker’s whisky. We bottle this at 45% simply because my grandfather preferred it at this strength. It’s still a family favourite.

  • The donor of the prize, Pol Roger UK Ltd., can only fulfil delivery of whisky within the mainland of the United Kingdom. If you live abroad but come to the UK you can always nominate a friend to act as recipient.

Terms and Conditions

  • Entry is open to all Oxford Alumni Card-holders, excluding members of the University’s Development and External Affairs portfolio and their families.
  • All entries must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere 
  • By entering the competition, entrants agree to grant the University of Oxford a licence to publish the entry in whole or in part in Oxford Today in any format or media throughout the world

Image via Pol Roger


By Jud Laughter

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