Last year, I discovered the wonder of whiskey. It’s perfect for enjoying as a last drink on a night out, or to sip away on while enjoying an intimate chat. That’s why I was delighted when The Plus Ones we invited to try Naked Malt, (previously known as Naked Grouse). The brand is asking Australians to ‘Live Naked’ by bringing its ‘Live Naked Experience’ to Australia. Naked Malt is offering Australians the opportunity to go off the grid and experience the ultimate staycation within some of Australia’s most iconic destinations.
The competition invites experience seekers from around the country to take part in a fun and interactive online quiz. This quiz allows consumers to uncover their ultimate ‘Live Naked’ experience. Whether they prefer an ‘active’, ‘creative’ or ‘relaxed’ style of getaway, the lucky winner’s staycation will be tailored to their personality. The winner will then receive a personalised adventure that they will never forget.
With international borders open, it’s a great way to get people drinking and travelling again. I enjoyed my Naked Malt neat, with some nice meats on the barbeque on a warm Autumn day. Naked Malt is a blended malt whisky produced in Scotland by ultra-premium spirits company Edrington. It initially launched as a blended Scotch under the name Naked Grouse in 2011 before relaunching as a blended malt in 2017, in line with the increasing popularity of contemporary whiskies. In 2021, the new brand name of Naked Malt was revealed to cement the brand’s place as the drink of independent and freedom-seeking consumers (that’s me!)
You can expect to find the 40% ABV liquid in a 700ml bottle. It’s made up of a selection of Scotland’s finest single malts, including The Macallan, Highland Park and Glenrothes. The blended malt is matured in first-fill Oloroso sherry oak casks and it is from these “naked” casks that have never held whisky before that Naked Malt takes its name and its distinctive flavour. The ageing process, along with the blend of single malts, results in a rich and fruity whisky with a soft spice finish. On the nose it has notes of buttery toffee, apples, and sweet spice – yum!
Naked Malt is offering a trip of a lifetime to one of three iconic locations around Australia including a 5 star experience at picturesque Uluru, a unique stay in the majestic Hunter Valley and a stunning architectural marvel on the South Coast. During their Live Naked adventure, the winner will of course enjoy tastings, masterclasses and phenomenal food pairings to accompany Naked Malt. Over and above that, up to 60 buyers will be in the running to win a Camplify voucher to hire a caravan, motorhome or campervan anywhere in Australia for the ultimate off-grid adventure. All major prizes include accommodation, hospitality, flights and transfers, so Naked Malt has taken care of everything for their winners.
Naked Malt is available at leading bottle stores nationwide for $58 per bottle.
For more information or to enter, head to the Naked Malt Website. The winner will be drawn on the 27th of June 2022.
Jill is a Sydney-based journalist who drinks by the logic: it’s five o’ clock somewhere. Follow her on Instagram.