Sabi Phagura pieces together the story behind the limited edition jigsaw from the Glengoyne distillery in the southern Scottish Highlands.
The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live. Individuals from children to adults have found themselves spending more time on mobile phones, tablets and computers. And while it is great to connect with family and friends over video calls, and to get involved in virtual quizzes to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s good to turn to old fashioned ways to pass the time.
With this in mind, the Glengoyne whisky distillery created a limited edition jigsaw.
The 500-piece puzzle was created to celebrate the brand’s own unique connection to time as Scotland’s slowest distilled malt, unhurried since 1833, which helps create its gloriously sweet, fruity spirit.
It features artwork from renowned artist John Lowrie Morrison OBE (Jolomo) of the Glengoyne distillery entitled “Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne”. Jolomo spent weekends painting at Glengoyne during his student years and attended the Glasgow School of Art.
The puzzle is available to buy for £10 with any 70cl bottle of whisky from Glengoyne’s website and is the perfect way to pass the time and give your eyes a rest from the screen. Solving puzzles also help reinforce existing connections between brain cells, and experts say they are particularly good for improving short-term memory.
Taking on the Glengoyne challenge will take around four to six hours to complete, and it will feel like you’re visiting it in person without leaving your living room.
Katy Muggeridge, Senior Brand Manager for Glengoyne, said: “Many of us are obviously finding ourselves with more time on our hands right now, and time has always played such a big role in our whisky-making at Glengoyne. We hope this limited edition jigsaw will provide fans of our whisky with some special at-home entertainment during a difficult time, as well as offering a special keepsake from one of the nation’s leading artists.”
And as well as being the perfect companion while savouring a good dram, a donation of £1 from each purchase will go to hospitality drinks charities The Drinks Trust and The Ben. They both provide care and support for those who work in the drinks industry.
The only question now is to whether you do the puzzle before a dram or after it? Only time will tell…
Glengoyne limited edition jigsaw puzzle – Where and How?
The “Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne” puzzle is available for £10, while stocks last, with any 70cl bottle of whisky purchased on Glengoyne.com.
There’s also ten golden jigsaw pieces up for grabs, and those who find them will automatically win a pair of tickets to a Glengoyne Wee Tasting Tour, redeemable once the distillery re-open to visitors.
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