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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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Spotlight on... Armagnac!

by Jake Mountain     16. June 2016 12:10
  • Armagnac is a French brandy with a longer history than its famous cousin Cognac
  • Single distilled in continuous alambic to lower abv for richer, more full-bodied spirit
  • Bas-Armagnac area has 57% of vineyards and the most complex eaux-de-vie
  • Free UK shipping on Comte de Lauvia Bas-Armagnacs (or £5 off elsewhere)
  • Try Armagnac with a Drinks by the Dram Armagnac Tasting Set

    Spotlight on Armagnac Master of Malt
  • Armagnac is a fantastic spirit that many savvy drinkers, including many whisky fans, have begun exploring with enthusiasm in recent years. The good news is that there's never been a better time to dip a toe in the Armagnac 'eau', as we're offering Free UK Shipping on your *entire* order (or £5 off elsewhere) when you buy any bottle of Comte de Lauvia until the end of July. That includes their Fine, Réserve and Hors d'Age expressions, newly launched in the UK!

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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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    Public Voting Open Now! - IWSC Best Online Retailer Award

    by Jake Mountain     6. June 2016 11:30

    IWSC Online Retailer

    Vote For Us as International Wine & Spirit Competition Best Online Retailer now!

    It's that time of year once again when we turn to our wonderful customers to help us claim a place on the final shortlist for the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Online Retailer of the Year award.

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    6 New Master of Malt Single Cask Series Bottlings!

    by Sam Smith     3. June 2016 14:45

    Master of Malt Single Cask Series

    We've got 6 brand new Master of Malt Single Cask Series bottlings!

    Independent bottlings are always very exciting, and we're particularly excited about these ones - because they're ours! Yes, we've been very busy indeed and bottled 6 new whiskies for our Single Cask Series.

    These newest 6 releases include a pair of Aberlours, a very old Bunnahabhain, an Ardbeg, a Speyside and a Benrinnes! Feast your eyes on all of them below!

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    'The Exceptional' Whiskies Now Available!

    by Jake Mountain     27. May 2016 14:30

    The Exceptional whisky

    The Exceptional Malt, Grain and Blend from Don Sutcliffe and former Managing Director of The Macallan Willie Phillips launch in the UK.

    Available on Master of Malt today are three new Scotch whiskies from American independent bottler Sutcliffe & Son, brought to the UK by Number One Drinks. Called 'The Exceptional', the chaps behind them are none other than Willie Phillips, who was Managing Director of The Macallan between 1978 and 1996 (crucial years for the development of this famous single malt, of course) and Craft Distillers Managing Director Don Sutcliffe who worked with him to grow The Macallan in the US back in the late 1980s. Friends for 25 years, The Exceptional is something of a passion project for them both, working also with Master Blender Bill Arthur.

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    Father's Day Tasting Sets!

    by Jake Mountain     20. May 2016 12:00

    Drinks by the Dram Father's Day

    Pre-Order Drinks by the Dram's new Father's Day Whisky Tasting Sets now!

    Drinks by the Dram have released two new whisky tasting sets especially for Father's Day 2016: The Father’s Day Whisky Tasting Set and The Father’s Day Deluxe Whisky Tasting Set! Both of these fantastic gifts are now available for Pre-Order, despatching early next week.

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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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