Contest #668 – Cameronbridge Brewery & Distillery, Leven, Scotland, United Kingdom

As the hint implied, Cameronbridge’s most popular product is not what you would expect since it located in Scotland. Tanqueray is the top-selling brand of gin worldwide. In addition, Gordon’s Gin and Smirnoff Vodka are distilled here. They do distill Scotch Whisky here, namely Haig Club.

Those who found the location, all before the hint were:

  • Lighthouse
  • Kiribatian Jacob
  • Prince Leio
  • Wilders
  • Sawamura.Eiji
  • Martin de Bock
  • Eloy Cano (answered it in Scots Gaelic, no less)
  • Paul Voestermans
  • 800n
  • JLPicard
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Ronald
  • ExPaTrIaTe RW
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Roel Cruijff
  • Francis B
  • Paul Taylor
  • TiMeG
  • \(^o^)/
  • Lizekop
  • jeanlouis

6 Replies to “Contest #668 – Cameronbridge Brewery & Distillery, Leven, Scotland, United Kingdom”

  1. oh, nobody found the location AFTER the hint

    you know why?

    because AGAIN it’s a totally STUPID HINT

    with such a hint it’s IMPOSSIBLE to find the brewery! OR please tell me what google search

    you haven’t understood what i explained to you so many times, are you both idiots?

  2. If anyone agrees with this guy, let me know and I’ll gladly step down as co-moderator.

  3. Paul,

    I appreciate the work you do to create a new challenge every week.
    Certainly because I always have problems to create something of my own (like in de GEC).

    But I sometimes have problems because I am not a native English speaking person.
    Some weeks ago, I complained about that.
    This comment was not answered. It was just deleted and that made me angry.

    Remember: You used the words ‘The Great Northern” but I couldn’t find a real definition. It is used all over the world, also in Chile and Australia.
    The solution was a female author in Canada, classified as one of the most important if not the most important of the country.
    I never heard about this lady, she even has no own Wikipedia page in our country.

    I understand Krenek in his frustration when you are looking forward to a hint and, when it comes, it is no added value. (E.g. when the picture is obviously a church and when you search for hours and hours all kind of churches everywhere in the world, you expect from the hint something more than “It is a church”)

  4. Sorry, but I have to say that I have some serious problems to ignore the remarks in this comments section. Currently I’m kind of used to brutal comments at social media, but I have to admit that I’m totally flabbergasted by your comment, Krenek. I just cannot ignore it, which I usually do if I run into such insults. Usually it says more about the ones who hand them out, than the subjects on the receiving part of the remarks.

    Are you totally deranged to call someone an idiot just because he or she doesn’t meet your criteria to provide you with a perfect solution to solve a problem? A problem that you apparently like to solve, because otherwise you wouldn’t persist playing the game for that many years?

    Maybe it’s a bit arkward to say this to you, as I completed quite some contests lately. But I have to say that I do really know how frustrating it is, if you’re not able to find the solution to a contest. So, I know how it feels looking forward to the publication of the hint on Tuessday. I know it is disapointing if the hint is useless to the way you are used to think, but that’s in no way a justification to use words like ‘idiots’ to the ones that give you a second chance to gain a point. Is it mandatory that a hint leads to a solution?
    Just because a hint doesn’t meet your expectations, it is a legit ground to offend someone who provides you with the opportunity to play a game that you seem to like?

    In my opinion a hint is no more than a veiled allusion to a possible solution. If you don’t find the solution after the given hint, it’s maybe not so much the quality of the hint that keeps you away from solving the contest, instead it might be your incapacity to correctly associate on the global direction the hint points. Maybe you should have solved the contest before the hint in the first place, but I am fully aware of the fact that it is arrogant to say that from the perspective of someone who solved the contest without the need of an additional hint in the first place. So be it.

    As anyone I’m also ‘devastated’ if I am not able solve the contest without an additional hint. But that’s life. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. If you can’t live with that, I suppose you’re the one with a problem, not the ones you’re accusing.

    “you haven’t understood what i explained to you so many times, are you both idiots?”

    Sorry, Krenek. But that question is a big fail in itself. You are the one who-knows-it-all and the others are the ones that are too stupid to
    fulfill your expectations?

    I have to admit that I also don’t understand every hint, and they are not always useful. The one who gives the hint gives it from his or her perspective and has certain meaning with it. The fact that that hint doesn’t correspond to your way of thinking doesn’t qualify a hint as stupid or brilliant. Maybe it says more about your ability to adapt to a different way of thinking.

    Ever thought of the possibility that when a number of contenders are clutched in front of the list concerning the earned points, it might be pleasant to mess up the top of the list in order to force a clear podium with only one winner?

    To Walter:
    It’s very nice to see that you apparently appreciate the work of Paul and Andrew like I do. You would have found the meaning of ‘The Great North’ and not ‘The Great Northern’, if you would have performed a google search on ‘great – north – slang’. So, true. To you the hint wasn’t useful, since you’re not a native English speaking person. I’m neither. I found the solution before the hint, so to me it had no importance if the hint was useful. With hindsight I think I would have been searching on the given parameters and that would have led to Canada, which is crucial in finding the solution to this contest. It’s not the responsibility of the admins to take into account how the contenders manage to use, or understand the English language.

    (tip: if it’s difficult to translate to english, try better than google translate)

    To my opinion it’s not mandatory that admins respond to every question on their website. There is however the possibility to send an email to Paul, the email address is shown on the website.

    I wrote this comment because I partly want to protect the admins, since it’s very difficult for them to do this. Simply, because no matter how they react, it will remain very difficult to react in such a way that everybody is satisfied by the answer.
    If you like the game like I do, try to appreciate that there some excellent players from the past, dedicated themselves to keep this game for us alive. They sacrificed their joy of playing this game for the benefit that we are able to keep playing it, week after week for five and a half years now.

    I would say: Thank you, Paul and Andrew for your dedication to keep the game online. On a global population that uses internet the amount of players in this game is less than a futility. Let’s try to keep it nice. Before you react, think twice. Not about what you’re saying maybe, but more about how to address what you want to say. And not only think about your joy of playing but also about the ‘joy’ of making it work for others.

    My two cents. 😉

  5. First of all, I would like to encourage and thank the moderators for the effort they put into providing us with challenging contests every week, year after year. Thank you very much for that!

    I like to play the game and like others I know that it’s frustrating if you don’t find the solution or not in time, even after the hint. But that’s what makes the game exciting and is the essence of the game! Imagine finding the solution after just a few minutes, which is more disappointing to me than not finding it…
    As for the hints, I fully agree with what Paul Voestermans wrote about this above. In addition, in the course of playing, you’ll develop all sorts of skills that will help you find them, and you’ll learn to read or recognise the satellite pictures better. That doesn’t happen overnight.
    If you want to develop your skills better, play the game on the Facebook variant, Woge speed. Not always easier but (mostly) more hints and therefore faster.

    And no matter how frustrated you are by not finding a solution, there is no way to approach the moderators in this very offensive and presumptuous way. Don’t take your frustration out on others and certainly not on those who go to all this trouble for our pleasure!

    So: Paul and Andrew, thanks again for all the time you put into this. Know that it is greatly appreciated by others!

  6. Paul Voestermans, there is not much left to add. (y)

    Krenek, I just find your comment disrespectful. Would you like to be called an idiot?
    Remember this is a game. Why not be more happy with those who found the image or cracked the hint (this should also be a bit mysterious in my opinion) and try your luck at the next contest?

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