The GVH Whiskey Race

In the early 1960’s, what is now called the Whiskey Race, and was then called the Bacchus Relay, was a hotly contested annual event. Usually held in mid November, teams of three race in a relay format against other teams over a jumping course carrying a flask which must be emptied through consumption before the last team member crosses the finish line. Held before the start of a regular hunt, tradition has it that the winning team does not receive their trophy unless they are all able to stay out until the hunt is completed.