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Seventeen medals for Master of Malt's Whiskies and Spirits at the 2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition
Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside 5th Edition
26 July 2013

Online retailer, independent bottler and spirits producer Master of Malt picked up a whopping 17 medals for their whiskies, gins, rums, and cocktails at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2013.

The prestigious competition is now in its 44th year and the rigorous judging process includes both rounds of blind tasting by leading industry experts and chemical analysis of each wine and spirit.

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition) was awarded a Gold Outstanding Medal, not only receiving a score of over 90 out of 100 but also being selected by the judges as a stand out whisky, worthy of an accolade even higher than Gold.

IWSC Tasting Note for Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition):

"Nose opens with an array of tropical fruits including mango, pineapple and citrus. The barley, ripe plum, raisin and dried apricot come into play. Warm, elegant entry with slow flow across the palate into deep, well rounded mouth. Butterscotch joins what the nose advertised. Warm, appealing, long finish. Generous and rewarding."

A Gold Medal was awarded to Professor Cornelius Ampleforth's Bathtub Gin, which is owned by Master of Malt. It also scored over 90 out of 100 to prove itself as a "superior example" that's "setting the standard". This comes on the back of the multi-award-winning gin receiving a Trophy and two Gold Medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) earlier this month.

IWSC Tasting Note for Professor Cornelius Ampleforth's Bathtub Gin:

"Delicate aromas of juniper and spice, with a touch of glycerine sweetness, lead the way to a classy palate, with an impressively gentle delivery for its strength, and a lingering finish that only emphasises the underlying quality of the base spirit."

Further medals were awarded to various products in the Master of Malt branded and Professor Cornelius Ampleforth ranges, as well as spirits from Master of Malt's other brands such as That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Origin Single Estate Gins and The Handmade Cocktail Company. Master of Malt also produces the Worship St. Whistling Shop Cream Gin, which received a Silver Medal.


Gold Outstanding Medal - Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition)

Gold Medal - Bathtub Gin

Silver Outstanding Medal - Master of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside (2nd Edition)
Silver Outstanding Medal - Bowmore - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Silver Outstanding Medal - Clynelish - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Silver Outstanding Medal - Blended Malt Number One - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Silver Outstanding Medal - Invergordon - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Silver Outstanding Medal - Master of Malt Speyside Whisky Liqueur 40 Year Old
Silver Outstanding Medal - The Negroni Cocktail 2013

Silver Medal - Master of Malt 50 Year Old Speyside (3rd Edition)
Silver Medal - Bathtub Gin Navy-Strength
Silver Medal - Rumbullion! Navy-Strength
Silver Medal - Worship St. Whistling Shop Cream Gin
Silver Medal - Origin - Istog, Kosovo
Silver Medal - The World's Best Cocktail 2013

Bronze - Rumbullion!
Bronze - 250,000 Scovilles - Naga Chilli Vodka

Bathtub Gin – 43.3% – 70cl – £32.95

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition) – 43% – 70cl – £130.95

Bathtub Gin and Master of Malt 30 Year OId Speyside (5th Edition) are now available from Master of Malt.

About Master of Malt:
- Established in 1985
- Master of Malt is one of the UK's leading Online Spirits Merchants, with a huge range of whiskies, rum, brandies, gins, cocktails and many other fine spirits.
- UK Next Day Delivery from £6.95

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For more information contact:
Ben Ellefsen: +44 (0)7816 661657

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