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Dram Club – Your Spirits Subscription Service!

We’re extremely excited to launch our very own spirit sample subscription service – Dram Club! Explore a world of Whisky, Rum or Gin with carefully curated new sets delivered right to your door each month!
 

One of the suggestions you lovely bunch make most regularly is “With so many thousands of Drinks by the Dram samples available, why don’t you offer a dram subscription service?” Well, just as we did for Build Your Own Tasting Sets and Build Your Own Advent Calendars, we’ve teamed up with Drinks by the Dram once again and now we do!

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Categories : Gin, News, Rum, Whisky
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Win a Bottle of Port Askaig 45 Year Old

To mark the start of Fèis Ìle 2017, we’re giving away a bottle of Port Askaig 45 Year Old Islay single malt worth £1,200!
 
Fèis Ìle, the yearly festival of music and malt on the Isle of Islay, kicks off today! To those of you taking part in this year’s festival – we hope you have a smashing time (which we say jealously through gritted teeth while we sit at our desks many miles away from where all the fun is happening). If you’re not going to be on the Hebridean island this year, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying some cracking Islay whisky at home – and doing so could net you a bottle of whisky worth £1,200!
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Categories : Competitions, Scotch Whisky, Whisky
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Win an English Whisky Co. Founders Private Cellar The Final Signature Set!

In the lead up to St. George’s Day, you could win a limited edition English Whisky Co. Founders Private Cellar The Final Signature set worth £795!
 
St. George’s Day is next Sunday, and to mark the occasion we’re giving away a very special example of English single malt from the English Whisky Company in Norfolk. Everyone who buys any of the English Whisky Co.’s releases from now until the end of St. George’s Day will be automagically entered into our draw to win an English Whisky Co. Founders Private Cellar The Final Signature set worth £795! (No purchase necessary – see Terms & Conditions below.) More…

Categories : Competitions, Whisky
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Glenfarclas 105 Day Celebrations!

  • It’s the 105th day of the year, and we’re celebrating Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength with our friends at Glenfarclas.
  • Get a free 20cl Glenfarclas 105 with your order when you purchase any full bottle* of any spirit, liqueur or wine today!
  • We’re also reducing the price on a gamut of Glenfarclas bottles by 10.5% for the whole day!
  • If you take a look at your calendar and you’re incredibly adept at maths, you’ll likely be able to quickly ascertain that today – April 15th – is the 105th day of the year! What better excuse to celebrate the smashing Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength in all its well-Sherried, full-bodied, lip-smacking glory with our friends from this family owned and run distillery. In fact, we’d quite like you to join in with the celebrations too, so…

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    Categories : Scotch Whisky, Whisky
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    Access the Whisky Name Generator Now!

    We’ve managed to gain access to the tool whisky brands and marketing agencies use to name whiskies – and we’ve made it available for you to use!
     
    EDIT: Some of you figured it out – this was indeed an elaborate ruse that has something to do with today’s date! We can only hope that one day The Clyburn Airgid Mighty Fine Tornado will be a real bottling…
     
    We recently made a startling discovery. You know those whisky brands and the marketing agencies that create the lovely names for the whiskies we all enjoy? Well, as it turns out, they have access to a Whisky Name Generator to help them come up with new names! With the sheer number of new expressions released at quite a clip nowadays, this tool was invented to allow agencies to both generate a name and kick-start the branding process in just a few quick clicks. Handy.

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    Categories : News, Scotch Whisky, Whisky
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    World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners 2017

    The winners of the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards were announced yesterday! Take a peek at who took home some weighty glass trophies and get your hands on a Tasting Set filled with winners!
     
    It’s that time of year once again – the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards winners have been announced! Champions have been crowned and many wieldible glass trophies have been handed out.
     
    Of course, with these awards comes the desire to taste the tipples deemed to be so delicious that they deserve an award. Well, you’re in luck, as Drinks by the Dram have once again teamed up with the World Drinks Awards to create a selection of Tasting Sets filled with winners! Check all 8 of ’em out below.

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    Categories : Armagnac, Cognac, Gin, Liqueurs, News, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky
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    Master of Malt named Global Online Retailer of the Year 2017!

    We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’ve been crowned Whisky Magazines’s Icons of Whisky Global Online Retailer of the Year for the fifth time!
     
    Last night, the results of Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky 2017 were revealed, and the Global Online Retailer of the Year 2017 award in particular stood out to us for one reason or another. Perhaps that reason is because we only went and bloomin’ won it!
     
    Yes indeed, folks – we’ve retained our title of Global Online Retailer of the Year title! In fact, we’ve now been named Global Online Retailer of the Year at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky a very impressive number of times. Not that we’re counting or anything…

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    Macallan Lalique & Bowmore Black Charity Auctions: Own Whisky History!

    We’re auctioning the final and oldest releases in two legendary ranges: Bowmore Black 50 Year Old 1964 – The Last Cask and The Macallan in Lalique 65 Year Old – Peerless Spirit with everything over RRP donated to our nominated charity Malaria No More UK.
     
    Following the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection auctions (which raised well over £4k for an excellent cause) and another update to our auction system, it’s time for our first charity auctions of 2017! And, well, just look at the extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime bottles we have available.
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    Categories : News, Scotch Whisky, Whisky
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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 an aim to make gins in Kyoto focused on 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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