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'Make it at Bushmills' competition winner announced

Published:  27 August, 2010

A 28-year-old lifeguard from Svishtov Bulgaria, has won the global Bushmills Irish Whiskey 'Make it at Bushmills' challenge.

Ivan Ivanov, was chosen from finalists from nine countries and will spend 30 days working alongside Bushmills' master distiller, Colum Egan.

He will become the first ever person outside the distillery to create their own blend of Irish whiskey.

The prize also includes a month's luxury penthouse accommodation in Ireland and £5,000 spending money.

Colum Egan, said: "Throughout the competition, Ivan has shown that he has the passion and personality to Make it at Bushmills. This is a fantastic opportunity for him to learn how great whiskey is made and I know he'll grasp this opportunity with both hands."

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