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Method + Madness = A Whole New Range of Irish Whiskeys!

The marvellous minds at Midleton have unveiled a new series of Irish whiskey which “…aims to harness the creativity of Midleton’s whiskey masters through the fresh talent of its apprentices.”
 
They say the definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Irish whiskey legends Midleton clearly do not subscribe to that train of thought if their freshly announced series of bottlings is anything to go by. The Method and Madness range is about giving in to the curiosity and experimental nature of whiskey production, with a careful mind to the history of expertise that can be found at the Midleton distillery.

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Categories : Irish Whiskey, News, Whisky
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Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin – Available Now!

Get your hands on the Kyoto Distillery’s very first release!
 
Cast your mind back to 2015 (watch your step consciousness-travelling through the ‘Lego-bricks-on-the-floor-bare-foot-obstacle-course’ known as 2016) and you may just remember us getting more than a little bit excited when David Croll and Marcin Miller founded the Number One Drinks Company Japan and announced their plans for the Kyoto Distillery. With a plan to make gins in Kyoto with a focus around Japanese botanicals, our excitement was understandable. Well, fast forward to today and you can now get your grubby mitts on a bottle of their first release – Ki No Bi Gin!

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Categories : Gin, News
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The Launch of That Boutique-y Gin Company

Behold the launch of That Boutique-y Gin Company! Expect bundles of small batch gins from some of the most fantastic brands and distillers around!
 
People have been independently bottling whisky for many moons, but independently bottling gin is another story altogether – and a short one at that. People don’t independently bottle gin. The end.
 
Or is it? No. No it’s not. The story continues with the theatrically dramatic entrance of That Boutique-y Gin Company, the world’s first independent gin bottler!

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Categories : Gin, News, Tasting Notes
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Head of Marketing Wanted + Win a £100 MoM Voucher

An incredible opportunity to join team MoM, and to shape and deliver the marketing effort for the whole of Atom Group, as the Head of Marketing.
 
You’ll know all about Master of Malt, as an avid reader of this blog, but you might not know much about Atom Group. Atom Group (also known as Atom Supplies, as we clumsily transition to a new name) is the name of our parent group.

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HR Manager Wanted + Win a £100 MoM Voucher

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This is an opportunity for you* to join Team MoM as our HR Manager. This means you’ll be in a position of influence at the highest level of the business, helping us to shape our teams, HR policies & processes, and culture.
 
Suited to an ambitious high-performer looking to develop from a straight-up Business Partner or Generalist role, this is an opportunity to influence and shape a rapidly growing business at the highest level and to build a high-performing HR function from the ground up.
 
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2016 in Review

Master of Malt 2016

A look back at another extraordinary year here at Master of Malt including the heroics involved in moving of our entire fulfilment and warehousing operation over one weekend…
 
As we usually do around this time of year (when one of us remembers that it’s a thing) we’re going to indulge ourselves in a retrospective of the previous 12 months and reflect on some of the more noteworthy happenings in the world of MoM. Hopefully it’ll act as a tonic for the alternative retrospectives of 2016 which are full of the passing of incredibly talented artists, maniacs coming dangerously close to or actually being waved into power in various corners of the globe, and political and economic uncertainty.

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Spotlight on… Connoisseurs Choice + Win a Bottle of Glen Grant 1952

Launched in the mid-1960s, Connoisseurs Choice is one of the world’s most comprehensive and fascinating ranges of independently bottled Scotch whisky on the market. The oldest vintage in the current selection dates all the back to 1938, and the whiskies come in all ages, from 5 to 75 years old! Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at this phenomenal range, as well as try a few delicious expressions. In fact, we’re even giving away a very special sherry-matured 1952 Glen Grant from the same bottler, worth £2,120. First, however, a little history…
 
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Categories : Competitions, Scotch Whisky, Tasting Notes, Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2016 Day 24: The Half-Century Blend

Well folks, we made it. Christmas Eve. The final day of #WhiskyAdvent. Time to open that last remaining window and see what deliciousness waits behind it…
 
You may be somewhat aware, but in case you missed it, let’s just go over this one more time – it’s almost Christmas! In fact, it’s bloomin’ Christmas tomorrow!!! A very exciting prospect, though somewhat bittersweet, as it means we’re onto our last day of #WhiskyAdvent. And while that itself is bittersweet, it’s also very exciting to see what’s going be behind window #24 of the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar. Everything’s a circle, you see…
 

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Whisky Advent 2016 Day 23: Highland Park 12 Year Old

We’re so close to Christmas! Start wrapping the presents! Start assembling the cheeseboard! Start opening the penultimate window of the Whisky Advent Calendar!
 
It’s the 23rd of December, meaning after today’s dram, there will only be one lonely dram left in the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar. #WhiskyAdvent is almost over for another year, folks! Today also stands as your advance warning to start assembling the post-Christmas dinner cheeseboard. Consider yourself forewarned and don’t you dare forget the camembert.
 
Behind window #23, you’ll be finding finding a dram of Highland Park 12 Year Old! A reliably excellent Scotch single malt from Orkney, just what you want on a chilly evening assembling cheeseboards (are we overstating the importance of these cheeseboard? No. You cannot overstate the importance of a cheeseboard).

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Whisky Advent 2016 Day 22: Buffalo Trace

Only three days of #WhiskyAdvent remain, and we’re returning to America from another dram of brilliant bourbon…
 
There’s only three drams left in the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar! It’s also well worth noting (in exciting bold italics) that…
 

You still have until 9pm tonight to get your UK Mainland Christmas orders in!!!

With that aside, let’s take a look at what’s behind window #22… It’s Buffalo Trace bourbon! There’s been a lot of mentions of Buffalo Trace on our blog in the past few weeks, what with the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection dram lotteries, bottle lotteries and charity auctions (which are ending today) as well as #WhiskySanta getting his mitts on some of those drams to give away. Well, now it’s time to dive into a dram of their classic expression!

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Categories : Tasting Notes, Whisky
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