Remember that Grant's Whisky "dream position" listed last month? Well, check this out... a bagpiper (and whisky fiend) friend of ours applied! His story, in his own words, is below.
An online “contest” of sorts was posted in August of 2017 with the following introduction:
“Grant’s is recruiting a new Global Brand Ambassador… In 1909, Charles Grant Gordon embarked on a journey to take Grant’s Whisky to the world. In 2018, our new Global Brand Ambassador will recreate this journey.”
Phase 1 was to submit a 3-ingredient cocktail that told them something about yourself and included a William Grant and Sons product. Mine was Grant’s Whisky, Coca-Cola (with sugar cane), and Moonshine Cherries. Other top submissions included Grant’s + Kahlua + Ice, Grants + Filipino lemons + Soda, Grant’s + Honey + Soy sauce, and even Ginger infused Grant’s + Pineapple + Calamansi Juice.
Phase 2 saw a down-select to entries from just 20 people that best represent the Grant’s brand’s motto – Stand Together – will be flown to a special event in Scotland in September. In order to qualify for Phase 2, I first had to be in the top 150 applicants from Phase 1, and then had to be in the top 20 of that pool of applicants based on a slightly more traditional application, and also a 60 second video answering “What THREE essential items would you take on the Greatest Interview in the World, and why?” Many responses to this prompt can be seen below.
Phase 3 takes the final three entrants from Phase 2 on a trip around the world. They will be recreating Charles Gordon’s trip around the world 100 years later, bringing scotch whisky to “friends they have not yet met”. Each of the 3 lucky finalists will be visiting three cities around the world over ten days in October. The person whose journey best exemplifies the company values will be offered a job!
Unfortunately for me, I’m not on that awesome journey, but I did get a nice letter from W Grant and Sons noting, “We do think you would be a good fit for the Grant’s global family and we would love to stay in touch… One of our local market representatives will be in touch in the coming weeks.”
Here’s hoping for some FREE WHISKY and more chances to travel!