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Whyte & Mackay Spirit guide – review and competition

I am a pretty laid back person, I don’t get stressed very often and have a pretty straightforward family with no messy divorces or arguing siblings to worry about. However despite all this even for me Christmas can be a stressful time, so I can only imagine how others might feel. Whyte and Mackay have just launched the Spirit Guide which offers advice and suggestions on how to minimise the inevitable stresses.

Based on research conducted in 5 major UK cities they found perhaps unsurprisingly that some of the major causes of stress at Christmas include preparing the dinner (and the less than subtle comments from your mother in law), arguments over the TV and the very basic question of where to actually spend Christmas.

The guide is full of useful tips such as making sure to post lots of hilarious and happy photos on Facebook when a family member hosts a rival Christmas dinner and never to cook too little. We all know the secret to a successful Christmas food menu is the leftovers and you can never have too much.

I also like the suggestion of leaving out whisky for Father Christmas, I hear he’s very partial to a good dram….

You can read more about the guide by following the link above or by checking out the Whyte & Mackay Facebook and Twitter pages. But that’s not all as I’m such a nice person and always thinking about my lovely readers I’ve persuaded Whyte & Mackay to offer both of you the chance to win your very own bottle of Whyte & Mackay.

To enter the competition just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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And the winner is……Daniel Juett

*Terms & Conditions: The winner will be picked at random and receive a bottle of Whyte & Mackay. No purchase necessary. Closing date for draw is midnight on 18/12/2012. Draw takes place on 19/12/12 for entries received by closing date. The number of winners will be 1 in total. No cash alternative. By submitting an entry, entrants acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions. Open to UK residents and over 18’s only – sorry the rest of the world

This is a sponsored post for which I received a fee, Whyte & Mackay asked me to write about the Spirit Guide but did not tell me what to say. All opinions are my own.


  1. My favourite whisky is Glenmorangie, I just love the flavour

  2. I only use whiskey when I have tooth ache lol – but my OH loves Whyte & Mackayit, it is his favourite xx

  3. I only use whisky when I have tooth ache lol – but my OH loves Whyte & Mackay it is his favourite x

  4. I can’t claim it’s W&M, probably Ardbeg 10 at the moment anyway..

  5. Bells whiskey It’s always been my favourite.

  6. I am a bourbon girl-like a bit of JD, but scotch is good too, esp with ginger ale on a cold night!

  7. RollercoasterMum

    December 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I do like a good malt whisky when I get the chance – they taste so different and it’s true you can taste the peat and all that. On your more average day it’s probably Bells or Grouse (depends what’s on offer to tell the truth!)

  8. my fave is J D as it has a smooth flavour

  9. I can’t deink whisky since embarrassing myself horribly on it as a student. But my Step Dad loves it and I am hopeful for him…

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