South African Friends ‘Take Home’ Global Whiskey Prize

By Bushmills Irish Whiskey, PRNE
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BUSHMILLS, Northern Ireland, August 18, 2011 -

A Marketing Consultant and an Orthotist from South Africa have won a global competition hosted by BUSHMILLS™ Irish Whiskey that will see the world-famous Old Bushmills Distillery ‘go on tour’ to a city in the Rainbow Nation.

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Jonathan ‘Oros’ Oliff, 28, from Durban and Sean Tickner, 30, from Cape Town were together chosen as the winners of ‘Make it 2 Bushmills’, winning two weeks working at the world-famous Old Bushmills Distillery, where they will make their own unique blend of BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey, live in luxury penthouse accommodation and get £5,000 spending money.

After their experience, Jonathan and Sean will ‘take home the distillery’, with the ultimate BUSHMILLS party that will be held in a South African city this year.

Jonathan said: “It’s amazing to be named the winners of Make it 2 Bushmills! We came to the global final here in Bushmills to do our country proud - we can’t wait to take the distillery home to South Africa.”

Jonathan and Sean defeated thousands of others to be crowned winners by entering on the BUSHMILLS Facebook page and then campaigning for public votes to allow them to represent their country at the global final, Bushcamp, held in Bushmills village this week.

In the past few days, they have competed in a series of challenges including barrel-rolling, beach-golfing and whiskey-tasting to impress the panel of judges with their strong friendship, teamwork and creativity.

Bushcamp was judged by BUSHMILLS Master Distiller Colum Egan and some famous fans of BUSHMILLS, including Kevin Baird of Two Door Cinema Club, Jonathan Galkin of DFA Records and Rob Allanson of Whisky Magazine.

Fans of BUSHMILLS can follow Jonathan and Sean’s experience as they Make it 2 Bushmills and ‘take home the distillery’ on the BUSHMILLS Facebook page, or by following @BushmillsGlobal on Twitter.

Notes to Editors
For more information please contact:

Pippa Arlow, Smarts
Tel: +44(0)28-9039-5500
Mob: +44(0)78-5020-3864

Kerri Warnock, Smarts
Tel: +44(0)28-9039-5500
Mob: +44(0)78-4002-3980

Photography and Broadcast Material

Media can access video and broadcast quality B-Roll of the Make it 2 Bushmills winners and Bushcamp at:
User: MI2Bushmills
Password: MI2Bushmills



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