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An apology from #WhiskySanta

Hi Everyone,

We’re really really sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems that WhiskySanta got into the sherry with a little too much gusto yesterday evening and has been a touch over-generous when hitting the “free order” button at the Master of Malt checkout.

We’re afraid therefore that if you got an order for free within the last 24 hours, you may get an email shortly explaining that it was in error.

We know how disappointing this is, and we are *incredibly* sorry.  Anyone who wants to cancel their order will, of course, be able to do so.

We’re going to be offering £10 gift vouchers to anyone caught up in this by way of apology for the mistake, and these will be given whether or not people choose to cancel their orders.

Normal service will be resumed shortly.

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A double win for Master of Malt at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2017!

Last night we were absolutely delighted to be named Online Retailer of the Year at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards for the second year running – so you can imagine our jubilance when moments later we were named Digital Business of the Year Medium – Large!

It was high-fives and Champagne all round at Plaisterers’ Hall in London last night, and for good reason. A double win at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs) is not to be sniffed at – they’re the longest-standing national tech awards in the UK, and they exist to champion outstanding technology businesses across all sectors (not just retail). They’re huge!

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Delve into the Scotch Malt Whisky Society!

Member or not, you’d be hard-pushed to find a whisky fan that hasn’t eyed the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s tongue-in-cheek tasting notes and glittering green bottles at one point or another. We hotfooted it to Kaleidoscope London to demystify the independent bottlers’ range…

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was established in Edinburgh, Scotland in the early eighties with just one Speyside malt whisky cask, and has since become somewhat of a household name for whisky lovers across the globe. Now – some 34 years on – it has bottled liquid from more than 134 distilleries, and all without naming a single one in the process.

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Master of Malt Dram Club – November 2017

After a night of frights, here’s a real treat for Master of Malt Dram Club members – this month’s superb drams of whisky, gin and rum.

Halloween has come and gone – now no one can use that as an excuse for not being excited about the ever-approaching Yuletide festivities! Not just that, Halloween’s passing brings a bounty of yet more delicious treats, as it’s time to see what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be receiving in November! Put away the spooky mask, grab a tasting glass and dive in, folks.

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Master of Malt Dram Club – October 2017

October is here, and with it comes an autumnal breeze and a fine harvest of brilliant Master of Malt Dram Club treats!
 

Stick your head outside and you’ll likely realise rather swiftly that it’s autumn and you need to rescue the sweatshirt from the clutches of the cat who has been using it as bedding since April. For some of us, this means that it’s time to dust off the combine harvester and collect the crops, fingers crossed for a good yield. Well, the deity in charge of crops has been kind this year and granted us a bountiful harvest of Dram Club Tasting Sets for October! The ritual sacrifices of busted inkjet printers and CRT monitors paid off! Let’s have a peek at what Dram Club members will be tucking in to this month…

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Master of Malt Dram Club – September 2017

The turn of September brings about cooler weather, colourful leaves, dinner pies and another month of Master of Malt’s Dram Club! Let’s see what’s in store for members in September.
 

It happens every year. Someone in the office accidentally glances at a calendar and an announces with surprise “Goodness gracious, it’s September already!” This plants a silent seed of panic in the heart of every living being in ear-shot, because somehow it’s bloomin’ September already. Set that panic aside for one moment, however, as there’s some joy that comes with that scary fact – another month of our Dram Club!

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Master of Malt Dram Club – August 2017

August has arrived, bringing with it another month of mouthwatering Master of Malt Dram Club sets. Let’s have a butcher’s at the treats awaiting Dram Club members.
 

Welcome to August 2017. Now, we know what you’re thinking. “What day of August is National Burger Day?” You’ve made an astute assumption that your pals at Master of Malt would know when National Burger Day is offhand. It’s always the last Thursday of August, meaning that it’s on the 31st August this year. This is knowledge that we were pretty much born with.

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Charity Auction for Supersplendiferous One-of-a-Kind That Boutique-y Whisky Company Speyburn Bottle!

In celebration of their 100th line, That Boutique-y Whisky Company have given us a one-of-a-kind “pimped” litre bottle of their Speyburn 7 Year Old to auction for charity with everything raised donated to Malaria No More UK!
 

UPDATE: The auction has now ended with bids reaching £600.01! Congratulations to the winner and to That Boutique-y Whisky Company for raising hundreds of pounds for such a great cause!

Back in September 2012, That Boutique-y Whisky Company was unleashed upon this plane of existence (some say that the discovery of a clutch of turtles crawling through radioactive ooze in a New York City alley was the true beginning of That Boutique-y Whisky Company, but we can neither confirm nor deny this). Fast-forward almost five years to July 2017 and the multi-award-winning independent whisky bottler has released their 100th line (or 100th different first batch, if you will) – a Speyburn 7 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky! To mark the occasion, That Boutique-y Whisky Company has given us a one-of-a-kind 1 litre bottle of said Speyburn single malt to auction, with everything raised (net of any applicable VAT) donated to Malaria No More UK!

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Our 40 Year Old Blend Wins Sizeable Trophy at ISC 2017!

The MoM Towers Trophy Cabinet is going to need another extension – our Master of Malt 40 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky won the Scotch Whisky Blended 21 Years Old and Over Trophy at the International Spirits Challenge 2017!
 
Earlier this week, the winners of the International Spirits Challenge were announced at an event in Gibson Hall in London. We donned our trusty bow ties, took our seats and were absolutely thrilled to jump up and accept yet another wieldable trophy to add to our extensive collection. What did we win? Well, our Master of Malt 40 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky picked up the Trophy for Scotch Whisky Blended 21 Years Old and Over!

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Master of Malt Dram Club – July 2017

Take a look at what our Dram Club members will be receiving in July’s Dram Club Tasting Sets!
 

July has rolled around rather quickly this year, and we’re not sure why. We’re fairly certain the Earth hasn’t sped up its rotation or been sucked into some sort of space-time-continuum-altering vacuum, so let’s go with the classic “Time flies when you’re having fun” excuse. A positive aspect of this is that it’s already time to reveal the contents of July’s Dram Club Tasting Sets!

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