Distillery Exclusive Valinch Ballot – The Small Print


What’s the ballot for?

500ml distillery exclusive, single cask bottlings will be released every month from now ‘til March. One cask of Bruichladdich Valinch and one cask of Port Charlotte Valinch will be available each month.

Full liquid details will be revealed within your invitation to enter email.


1. Registration Process

Make sure you’re subscribed to our mailing list by 23.45 (GMT) on Sunday 14th February 2021. Sign-up is available through www.bruichladdich.com/help/join-us/

Ballot entry will only be available to subscribers of our mailing list. If you’ve missed the deadline to sign-up, you will not have the chance to enter the current ballot, but you can be added on to the next one so feel free to sign up anyway.

Please ensure all emails from newsroom@bruichladdich.com and newsroom@communications.bruichladdich.com are allowed into your mailbox to avoid any correspondence being stuck in spam filters.


2. Ballot Entry – February

Ballot entry will open on Tuesday 16th February 2021 and close on Thursday 18th February 2021 at 12.00 noon (GMT). When the ballot opens, we will send you an email with a link to enter and again only when the ballot results have been revealed.

You’ll be asked if you’d like to enter for the Bruichladdich Valinch, the Port Charlotte Valinch or both. Select your option and enter your details carefully. We cannot change your request once you’ve made a prepayment. Addresses must be selected from the Google locator.

Note that your ballot entry is unique to the email you used to subscribe and is non-transferable. If you forward to another party and they enter, another link will not be issued and your token will be used up.

Ballot entry will be unique to each month’s release and will not automatically be renewed. You must enter each new ballot to register your interest.


3. Purchasing Process

On entry of the ballot, prepayment will be taken to guarantee all the items you hope to win. The funds will be held on your card. This will include shipping costs to your chosen address. If you entered the ballot for each of the bottles, but only win one, we will release the difference including relevant shipping automatically.

All winning entries will be notified via email and payment taken automatically from the card used for guarantee. Another email will be sent to confirm your order.

Prepayment conditions vary depending on your bank. It can take up to 7 days for your bank to release funds back to you. We will release your funds as soon as you have not been selected as a ballot winner but cannot control the timing of funds being made available to you. If you have concerns about this, please contact your bank for clarity.


4. Shipping

4a) General Shipping Info

We’ll do everything we can to send your order out promptly. Please note that we cannot ship to all countries. Enter the ballot with an address that we can ship to.

Tracking information will be accessible via your user account on Bruichladdich.com or on www.bruichladdich.com/my-account/ for guests.

Countries we can ship alcohol to include; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and a select number of states within the USA.

States allowable for shipping to the USA are; Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC and Wyoming.

4b) New Terms Relating to Brexit – Shipping to the EU

If you’re based in the EU, there are additional costs relating to Brexit that must be added to all new orders. The cost of one February Valinch bottle will be made up of the following costs:

Product Sale Price
Local VAT
Brexit Surcharge from Courier
Customs Clearance

These charges will be collected at the point of purchase and are likely to include an additional £10.50 to your order.

Note that packages with a value of 150+ Euros may still be liable for additional customs charges. These are payable by each individual customer on a case by case basis and will not be paid by Bruichladdich.


5. Contact Us

Our team is currently working from home, we have a skeleton crew manning our phones. Please send us an email to newsroom@bruichladdich.com if you have any questions.

Many thanks,

The Laddie Team

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