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The Nightcap: 12 October

The weekend is in sight, and alongside it comes the newest edition of The Nightcap with bags full of booze news to dig into.

If your work week has come to a close and you’re settling in to the weekend whilst thinking to yourself “Gosh, I’d really quite like to know what’s been going on in the world of drinks this week…”, then you’re in luck. The Nightcap is here to fill your brain with more booze news than you can shake a stick at. Also, if you do actually think the word “gosh” to yourself on a regular basis, that’s wonderful.

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WIN a VIP trip to The Lakes Distillery!

  • You and a lucky plus-one could win a trip to visit England’s award-winning The Lakes Distillery, located in Cumbria’s spectacular Lake District!
  • Prize includes a two-night stay at the marvellous 4* Trout Hotel, tasting tour, three-course lunch, delicious drinks, and a numbered bottle of Steel Bonnets whisky hand-signed by master whisky maker Dhavall Gandhi!
  • Enter our Instagram comp too! Share your best Border Reiver and/or whisky-related snap and bag your very own signed bottle of Steel Bonnets!
  • Whether you’re into whisky, walking or generally enjoying delicious things amid wonderful scenery, you are in for a right treat with this! We’ve teamed up with our pals at The Lakes Distillery to offer one lucky human (and their even luckier plus one!) the chance to visit the award-winning whisky, gin, vodka and liqueur-maker, which just so happens to be situated in one of the UK’s most scenic national parks: The Lake District.

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    The Nightcap: 5 October

    The first week of October is almost Oct-OVER. Sorry. That was terrible. Sorry. Anyway, here’s The Nightcap, lots of booze news to be had.

    As it turns out, October is cold. It’s almost like there’s some type of scientific reason to do with how planets move and where stars are, all of which contribute to making the start of October startlingly chilly… Either way, the work week for a lot of folks is drawing to a close, so it’s time to grab a warming tipple and dig into our weekly round-up of news from the drinks world – The Nightcap!

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    Master of Malt Dram Club – October 2018

    We’ve made it to October! That means it’s time for yet another month of Master of Malt Dram Club Tasting Sets to appear out of thin air, just like haunting apparitions (except tasty)…

    MoM Towers is usually a cheerful, vibrant place to occupy. However, once the calendar flips over to the October page, things become… A little spooky. The essence of Halloween takes over MoM Towers, imbuing its contents and inhabitants with eerie qualities. Haunting energy takes hold, fear begins to build, until, when we least expect it… Boo! Brand new Master of Malt Dram Club Tasting Sets sneak up behind you like a ghost of a werewolf! Let’s investigate what treats are in store – fingers crossed for no tricks!

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    The Nightcap: 28 September

    The working week is coming to a close, as is September as a whole, which means it’s right about time for another edition of The Nightcap!

    Friday has rolled around once again, bringing the weekend into view! If you’ve finished up your work week and are preparing for a Saturday filled with plans and the like, do so with a brain full of knowledge about the world of drinks, harvested from a brand-spanking-new volume of The Nightcap.

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    Another shiny eCommerce Awards trophy for Master of Malt!

    We headed up to London last night for the 2018 eCommerce Awards, and came back with the Best Food & Drink eCommerce trophy in our mitts!

    For the third year in a row, we’ve donned our finest, most snappiest garb and headed for the annual eCommerce Awards in London, once again taking place at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. The evening was hosted by actual wizard Ben Hanlin, so we thought we’d be lucky to escape without being turned into (finely-dressed) frogs. However, we did make it out without being transmogrified, and we made it out with a bloomin’ trophy in our hands – the Best Food & Drink eCommerce trophy to be exact!

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    The Nightcap: 21 September

    Michelin-starred team-ups, new bourbon distilleries and Conor McGregor’s whiskey steps into the ring. It’s all go in The Nightcap this week!

    You’ve made it to Friday, folks! Give yourself a pat on the back, a self-high-five and pick out something delicious to sip on as you peruse the booze news of the week in another edition of The Nightcap. If you’ve got some sort of fancy hat, we might even suggest wearing that as you do all of these things to truly make it a special occasion.

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    Avast! Treasure ahoy for International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    Yarr, ahoy an’ yo ho ho! It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so we gots a treasure chest full o’ treats to be showing off! Smartly read on, ya swashbucklers!

    If ye be noticin’ folk runnin’ around, hollering “Yarr!” at the top o’ their voice this morn’, ye best greet them with a rousin’ “Yarr!” of yer own, for it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! But avast – what does this have to do with boozes? Well, landlubbers, we gots a trove of tangentially-pirate-themed treasure for ye to gaze at through yer spyglass!

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    Win a VIP trip to Speyside with Copper Dog!

  • WIN a magnificent trip to Speyside, including two nights at the famous home of Copper Dog – The Craigellachie Hotel!
  • The winner will also receive a tour of a Speyside distillery, a bottle of Copper Dog signed by master blender Stuart Morrison and an engraved copper dog dipper!
  • Everyone’s a winner – enjoy £4 off Copper Dog until 2nd October!
  • If you’re a particularly lucky dog, you could be in for a very special jaunt up to Speyside for a two nights stay in The Craigellachie Hotel! We’ve teamed up with the folks from Copper Dog to send the winner and their plus one on a VIP trip to this spectacular hotel, including dinner and drinks at the Copper Dog pub both nights and a tour of a local Speyside distillery. The winner will also receive a bottle of Copper Dog signed by Diageo master blender Stuart Morrison, along with their own engraved copper dog dipper! (For the nitty gritty details, see the competition terms below.)

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    The Nightcap: 14 September

    The Nightcap

    Friday has arrived, meaning another edition of The Nightcap is in order, complete with all the booze news from the week that was. Surf’s up, folks.

    Look at a calendar. Whether that calendar is made of paper or pixels, it’ll tell you that today is Friday. Unless you’re reading this on a day that isn’t Friday – then the calendar will tell you that it was once Friday. That’s generally how calendars work. Sometimes they give you the definition of interesting words or a picture of a small dog hanging around in a fishing village, but mostly they exist to tell you when Friday is. It’s today. Therefore, The Nightcap is a thing.

    Firstly, let’s see what happened on the blog this week. Our Annie recapped the first leg of her visit to Piedmont with Cocchi, then showed us how to drink like a particularly famous British super spy. Kristy got the low-down on the final addition to Diageo’s 2018 Special Releases (they’re now available to pre-order, too!). Henry chatted to Cabby’s Rum founder Moses Odong about making rum in London and The Knowledge, then gave us a Macallan history lesson. Phew.

    On to the rest of this week’s booze news!

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