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Booze-filled Advent calendars now available for pre-order!

Whether you get the decorations out on 1 November or spend December like the Grinch, we’ve got just the thing to make your Christmas countdown awesome: Drinks by the Dram’s booze-filled Advent calendars! Even better – you can pre-order yours now!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – nope, not Christmas itself, but the countdown to it. The anticipation, the frivolities, and, if you do it right, the Advent calendar to get you into the spirit of the season. Yes, folks – Drinks by the Dram’s Advent Calendars of awesomeness are back for 2018! From all manner of whiskies and gins to rums, Cognacs, Tequilas and many, many more, there’s an Advent calendar for every palate.

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Master of Malt Dram Club – September 2018

Say hello to September and the selection of scrumptious Master of Malt Dram Club Tasting Sets members will be receiving this month!

Whether you see September as a last chance to do summer-y things (with an extra sweatshirt on deck) or as the official start of the true greatest month (autumn), we can all agree that it’s about time for a new month of Master of Malt Dram Club. Because it’s monthly. Can’t argue with that, just like you can’t fight the moonlight. Anyway, new Dram Club Tasting Sets! Here you go!

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The Nightcap: 31 August

Happy Friday, folks! Here’s The Nightcap to help you roll on into the weekend armed with a plethora of booze news. Always handy if you’re looking to impress down the pub/on a hot date/out in a bar*…

Welcome to the weekend, team! Step away from the workload and pick up a dram. You deserve it. Friday evening is here! (Apologies as always if you’re a non-nine-to-fiver and are indeed working at the weekend… join the vibe when you can.)

It’s been a short week here at MoM Towers thanks to the summer bank holiday Monday. But that hasn’t stopped us bringing you all manner of news over on the blog this week.

On Tuesday we unveiled our latest competition of much excitement – win a VIP trip to Speyside and discover The BenRiach Distillery! Then on Wednesday we got hold of Pernod Ricard’s annual report and crunched the numbers to see how the likes of Jameson, The Glenlivet and Chivas Regal performed over the last year.

Yesterday we had a blog double whammy: Annie talked us through all things aquavit in her beginner’s guide, before we shed a little bit more light onto Diageo’s Special Releases 2018 line-up. Not long until the full reveal: check back on 12 September for details of all 10 bottlings in full.
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Win a VIP trip to BenRiach Distillery!

  • WIN one of three fancy-pants trips to Speyside and discover the BenRiach Distillery!
  • Three winners and their lucky plus-ones will enjoy a distillery tour, tasting, trip to The Speyside Cooperage, an overnight stay with meals and more!
  • Everyone’s a winner – enjoy £5 off BenRiach 10 Year Old and BenRiach 10 Curiositas until 11 September!
  • What’s better than a distillery tour? A luxurious VIP trip for you and your favourite person with posh accommodation, a tasting which features some SUPER exciting limited edition whiskies, delicious meals at top local establishments, a detour to the Speyside Cooperage, UK travel, and a personal, exclusive distillery visit with a fabulous brand ambassador as your personal guide, of course! (For the nitty gritty details, see the competition terms below.)
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    The Nightcap: 17 August

    The weekend is here, folks! And with the promise of two days of raving (or behaving) comes this week’s Nightcap, our digestif of the week’s top booze news stories. Enjoy!

    Step away from that keyboard, put the high viz down. The weekend is here! While you unwind with a dram, why not catch up on the week’s goings on from the world of drinks?

    On Monday, Annie explored the world’s best spirits-themed hotels for booze lovers, while on Tuesday Adam brought us his top tipples for the upcoming bank holiday weekend (soz if you don’t get the bonus day off where you are!). Then, on Wednesday, Annie checked out the delectable world of savoury gins – herbal is most definitely delicious in our book. Then yesterday we published our chit-chat with Alasdair Day, co-founder of R&B Distilleries, where he shares the family history of all things Tweeddale. It was a good week indeed!

    But what other liquor-related activities else went down this week? We’re glad you asked…

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    The Nightcap: 10 August

    Fair warning: this edition of The Nightcap features Rick Astley. If that doesn’t make you click through immediately, we don’t know what will.

    Friday greetings from your very favourite online drinks retailer in the whole wide (and round) world. If you’re feeling a touch tired from a long week, then The Nightcap is here to ease you into the weekend. Acquire a cocktail, commandeer a seat and read on, folks.

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    The Nightcap: 3 August

    Down tools, unplug the laptops and close those books, folks. It’s Friday, it’s the weekend and The Nightcap is here with your latest measure of boozy news!

    Helloooooo Friday! You’ve made it to the weekend. Well done, one and all. And, as has become custom here at MoM Towers, we have The Nightcap here for you – our handy distillation of the week’s biggest drinks stories in one easy-to-digestif post.

    But first, let’s recall the week that was over on the blog!

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    Master of Malt Dram Club – August 2018

    Behold – it is August! What does August be holding for our Dram Club members in terms of Whisky/Gin/Rum deliciousness? Well, let’s find out right now!

    It’s time for everyone to get a sneak peek at what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be receiving in their Tasting Sets this month. It’s like a miniature Christmas. In August. Which also reoccurs once a month if you happen to be one of those aforementioned Dram Club members. And you only get drams. It’s quite a specific event if you think about it…

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    The Nightcap: 27 July

    As a bevy of drinks companies post their full-year results, let’s get down to business with this week’s The Nightcap.

    Greetings from another Friday! You’ve made it through a week, which is always an achievement of note and worthy of commemoration. As you settle into the weekend, do so with a brain full of booze news – get ready for another edition of The Nightcap!

    Firstly, let’s look at the week that was here at MoM Towers. Our Annie chatted to whisky industry legend Charles MacLean, and then got us ready for London Mezcal Week by interviewing festival co-founders Thea Cumming and Melanie Symonds. Kristy introduced yet another whisky-based excursion to add to our ever-expanding bucket list with the Hebridean Whisky Trail. Sam said goodbye to Rum Month with a run-down of ace dark rums. Henry showed us why we shouldn’t fear the sommelier, and gave us a look at the new range of Mortlach whiskies due to hit shelves later this year. And finally Sam drilled down into Diageo’s results. On that note, on with The Nightcap booze news and those all-important numbers!
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    Categories : Cocktails, Cognac, Gin, News, Scotch Whisky, Vermouth, Whisky, Wine
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    The Nightcap: 20 July

    New distilleries on the horizon, new head bartenders at the ready and new record-breaking gins ahoy – The Nightcap keeps you stocked up on the newest in new this week.

    It’s been a week since the last Nightcap update, which can only mean one thing… Well, honestly, it could mean a lot of things. However, only one of those things is important for this compulsory blog preamble – it’s time for another edition of The Nightcap.

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