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ISC Trophies for our 40 Year Old Speyside & #WhiskySanta!

by Master of Malt     7. July 2016 11:30

Master of Malt #WhiskySanta ISC

Master of Malt 40yo Speyside and #WhiskySanta pick up Trophies at the International Spirits Challenge 2016!

Last night we were bursting with pride as we picked up two massive shiny trophies at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2016 awards dinner. Firstly, our Master of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside was named Best Single Malt Scotch Over 21 Years Old! An absolutely colossal and humbling win, beating hundreds of fantastic whiskies to the prize. Our 50 Year Old Speyside also picked up a Gold medal.

The tasting trophies are shaped like big 'ol tasting glasses. You could drink award-winning whisky out of them if you were so inclined (and we were).

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Win Tickets to the America's Cup World Series Sailors Lounge!

by Master of Malt     30. June 2016 11:59

Americas Cup

Win tickets to the Sailors Lounge at the America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Saturday 23rd July, courtesy of Goslings Rum!

Competition ahoy, folks! We're giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the Sailors Lounge at the America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Saturday 23rd July! Sailors Lounge tickets will get you access to the eponymous Sailors Lounge (which has a private bar), as well as grandstand seating for the America's Cup race course!

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#BagThisBottle - Win a Bottle of Comte de Lauvia Hors d'Age

by Master of Malt     21. June 2016 09:00

#BagThisBottle Twitter Competition

Win a Free Bottle of Comte de Lauvia Hors d'Age Armagnac on Twitter!

Remember #BagThisBottle? It's your chance to bag yourself a free bottle of something delicious on twitter in just a few quick clicks...

This time we're giving away a bottle of Comte de Lauvia's new Hors d'Age Armagnac! To be in with a chance of winning, here’s what you need to do…

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Free UK Shipping until Father's Day!

by Master of Malt     8. June 2016 15:00

Father's Day Free Shipping

Enjoy Free UK Shipping until Father's Day on all orders over £39!

As part of our ongoing mission to eliminate shipping charges, we're offering Free UK Shipping on every order over £39 until Father's Day!

That's some rather exciting news, whether you're still looking for perfect Father's Day Gifts or simply have your eye on some delicious whisky or other tasty treats!

#goodenoughisnt

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Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old - HMS Indefatigable Auction!

by Master of Malt     6. June 2016 16:30

Master of Malt Single Cask Series

We are auctioning a one-of-a-kind bottle of Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old named after HMS Indefatigable, to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

The Scapa distillery have produced a limited edition bottling of their single malt Scotch whisky to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War, with the profits raised to be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Only 249 bottles of Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old were produced, and 11 of them were named after ships from the British and German Navies which took part in the battle, including HMS Invincible and HMS Queen Mary. We are auctioning the bottle named after HMS Indefatigable to raise further funds for the RNLI - the auction will begin at 16.30 BST on Monday 6th June and conclude at 18.00 BST on Friday 17th June.

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Discounts on Bin-End Beers

by Master of Malt     18. May 2016 11:30

Bin-End Beer

Get up to 50% off beer that's approaching or past its Best Before date on our Bin-Ends page.

Hey, you know how beer has Best Before dates? Well, usually it's still fairly delicious even afterwards. With that in mind, we're going to start selling beers that have passed their Best Before date at a 50% discount as well as selling beers that are within a few weeks of their Best Before date at a 25% discount on our Bin-Ends page.

Let's back up for a second. What exactly is a Best Before date? Unlike Use By dates, Best Before dates are an indicator of quality, not safety. In theory they represent the date after which the manufacturer of a food or drink estimates that its 'premium quality' may start to deteriorate. In practice, with beers, they can be fairly arbitrary (and many beer fans would find bottling dates more helpful). What's certain is that they're not somehow 'good' the day before the Best Before date and then 'bad' immediately after it.

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Free Shipping on Glenmorangie!

by Master of Malt     16. May 2016 12:23

Glenmorangie Free Shipping

Purchase any bottle of Glenmorangie before the end of June and get Free Shipping on your *entire* order.

“Well, this does exactly what it says on the tin,” is what we’d be able to say if we let you know about all the cool things that happen on Master of Malt via the medium of tins rather than blogs. However, we don’t. We use blogs. As such, we’d never dream of saying that. However, the simple sentiment of the sentence remains - if you purchase any bottle of Glenmorangie before the end of June, you will get Free Shipping on your entire order (or £5 off shipping if you're outside the UK).

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It's 105 Day! Get Free Shipping plus Win Signed Bottles of Glenfarclas 105!

by Master of Malt     14. April 2016 00:01

Glenfarclas 105 Day

It's the 14th April 2016 and that means just one thing… it’s the 105th day of the year! So why not celebrate with the fabulous 105 Cask Strength from our good friends at Glenfarclas, we hear you ask? Well that’s jolly well what we've gone and done!

We have 16x bottles of Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength signed by George Grant to give away, here’s how you can get involved today-only:

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Ginder - Find Your Perfect Junipartner!

by Master of Malt     1. April 2016 07:50

Ginder

Still waiting for a reply from Handsome Clive? Well, you can stop checking your phone every five minutes - the announcement of Ginder has not coincidentally coincided with the 1st of April. We are also sad to announce that Handsome Clive was a fabrication of ours for this ruse. Handsome he may be, real he is not.

There are so many dating apps out there today, increasingly catering for important niches such as dog-owners, farmers, people who wear uniforms (or like uniforms) or those with beards (or who like beards) – you can even find your ‘salad soulmate’ – but what about drinks preferences?

On balance, one’s more epicurean, even sybaritic persuasions and preferences seem a more viable means of finding a match than many of the frivolous criteria mentioned above, especially for readers of this blog. Hence why we’re proud to present Ginder, a brand new app to help you find someone who shares your taste in gin! (Try the beta version on your mobile now!)

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Yamazaki Lottery & Auction Roundup raising over £2,800 for Malaria No More UK!

by Master of Malt     21. March 2016 16:00

Allocations Yamazaki

Now that the action is over, it's time to let you know how it all went...

To recap, our allocation of Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 was 6 bottles, so we decided to have 4 bottles turned into Drinks by the Dram 3cl samples (drams) with a lottery that would give 90 people the chance to taste it, 1 bottle available through another lottery (with a nice message scribbled on the back to encourage the winner to crack it open), and 1 final unadulterated bottle was auctioned (with everything over the RRP of £200 going to charity). Much more on the 'Why?' can be found in the previous Yamazaki Sherry Cask post: Allocations, limited releases, bastards, speculators and gobshites.

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