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Master of Malt named Best Online Retailer 2018 by British Bourbon Society!

We’re utterly delighted to have been named the Best Online Retailer by the British Bourbon Society for the second year in a row!

Sometimes getting back up and running after a long bank holiday weekend can be a bit of a mission. Lucky, there was some news waiting for us this morning to get everyone back in high spirits – we’ve been named Best Online Retailer by the British Bourbon Society!

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Categories : American Whiskey, News, Whisky
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Master of Malt Dram Club – April 2018

April has arrived, bringing with it a bounty of daffodils and drams – oh yes, it’s time to see what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be enjoying this month!

It’s technically spring here at MoM Towers, but you might not notice that as we continue to claim any cloud that comes our way is the Beast from the East on its way back to finish the job of unsettling our transport system and stealing all the bread from the supermarket. To take our mind off of such harrowing circumstances, why don’t we have a look at what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be finding within their Tasting Sets this month?

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Categories : Gin, News, Rum, Whisky
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The truth about our Easter announcement

It’s with a heavy heart that we must inform you that all is not as it seems with our exciting Easter announcement.

Look, we’re sorry*. Sometimes we get a bit carried away. In fact, there are a couple of members of our team who’ve immersed themselves so deeply in this deception that they’re still convinced we are building a distillery unlike any other and heralding in a new era of whisky production.

As the clock strikes noon, we’re sorry to report that this is simply not the case. And we must reassure you that the aforementioned employees have our full support as they attempt to reintegrate into reality.

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Master of Malt harnesses cutting-edge tech for world-first whisky distillery

Master of Malt may be best known as a multi-award-winning spirits retailer, but all that may be about to change as we reveal our plans to use cutting-edge additive processes to build a state-of-the-art whisky distillery and produce truly innovative new whiskies.

*UPDATE: It’s time for you all to know the truth about our big announcement.*

Happy Easter everyone! Or International Egg Day, if you’d prefer!

Now the egg, as the Beastie Boys have taught us, is a symbol of life. This Easter we couldn’t be more delighted to finally breathe life into a project that’s been a dream of ours for many years: our very own whisky distillery. And that’s not all. Allow us to introduce this incredibly exciting new venture through the medium of fancy video…

This incredible project is well under way

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Categories : News, Video, Whisky
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Win a bottle of Esker Honey Spiced Gin in our caption competition!

A caption competition?! That takes us back! Why, we haven’t run one of those in years! Just as we were searching through the archives, indulging in many lolz and contemplating prizes, along came the friendly folks from Esker Spirits with their final bottles of Esker Honey Spiced Gin. The game, friends, is on!

Full of wit and a fan of all things gin and honey? This is the caption competition for you. Behold the image below. Yes, we have a cat holding, nay, clinging to its precious honey, with a scowl fierce enough to fend off any and all potential assailants. We appreciate the cat’s clear dedication to the liquid gold that is honey, and have accordingly made it the subject of the aforementioned caption competition. High praise indeed.

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Categories : Competitions, Gin
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Master of Malt scoops 2018 Global Online Retailer of the Year title!

It is with tremendous pride (and some hysterical over excitement) that we can announce some marvellous news. Tonight was the Whisky Magazine Awards, with the winners of the World Whiskies Awards and Icons of Whisky announced, including the global online retailer title. And guess what? We only went and bloody well won it!

This award means a LOT to us. We absolutely love whisky (obvs) and we really, really care about sharing its delectable tastiness with the world. This is the perfect accolade to sum up our passions, and it’s incredible to get our mitts on the trophy again!
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And the Teeling Irish Whiskey one-of-a-kind decanter winner is…

Poitín

We love Irish whiskey all year round, but in the run-up to St. Patrick’s Day we rarely reach for anything else. So we were thrilled to team up with Teeling Whiskey Company to offer one lucky winner a super-duper, one-of-a-kind 1991 single cask decanter to mark the 2018 occasion!

Up for grabs was a specially-created-just-for-you decanter of Teeling Irish Whiskey, hand-drawn by Teeling master distiller Alex Chasko from a 1991 cask he’d personally selected. Not only would the decanter bear Chasko’s signature, but the label would also carry the winner’s name. Exciting indeed!

Funnily enough, we had LOADS of interest in this competition. One-of-a-kind personalised decanters don’t grow on trees, after all. And it’s even more exciting when you know the whiskey inside will be incredible!

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Categories : Irish Whiskey
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Join the Battle of the Blends Challenge No. 3 Judging Panel!

It’s that time of year again – not Easter, but Battle of the Blends! We’ve once again teamed up with Whisky Magazine to host the contest for a third year, and WE NEED YOU AND YOUR PALATE!

Yep, we need YOU to join the judging panel. How, you may ask? Simply snap up a 1p (yes, 1p. Your eyes do not deceive you.) Battle of the Blends Challenge No. 3 Judging Set, and get ready to choose your favourite blend!

What is this Battle of the Blends we speak of? If you’re not a Whisky Magazine reader, let’s bring you up to speed. This is the third edition of the head-to-head battle, where two talented whisky industry types take a cask and come up with their own expertly and intricately crafted blend in it. The precious liquids are then swiftly drammed by Drinks by the Dram, whisked to MoM HQ, and then securely packaged to be sent out to our illustrious judging panel, who then decide who will be crowned the Battle of the Blends Challenge No.3 champion!
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Master of Malt Dram Club – March 2018

March has arrived, meaning Master of Malt Dram Club members can tuck in to another expertly-chosen selection of drams!

The shortest month of 2018 is in the rear-view mirror. March is here, and it has brought a brand new bundle of Master of Malt Dram Club Tasting Sets for you to get your noodle-y appendages on. However, March has yet to offer up an explanation as to why there is currently snow on the ground here at MoM Towers, or why everyone got so excited about the Winter Olympics this year. So, y’know, March still has work to do. Either way, let’s look at those aforementioned Dram Club Tasting Sets before anyone gets any ideas about linking those two mysteries together and starting a brand new conspiracy theory website.

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Categories : Gin, News, Rum, Whisky
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Master of Malt scoops Icons of Whisky ROW Online Retailer award!

Exciting news for a Tuesday – we’re beyond thrilled that Master of Malt has been named Online Retailer of the Year 2018 by Whisky Magazine at its Icons of Whisky Rest of the World stage!

The Icons of Whisky awards take place throughout the year in regional ‘semi-final’-equivalents, ahead of a big global grand final extravaganza.

This is the sixth time in seven years that we’ve been named Icons of Whisky Online Retailer of the Year – Rest of the World by Whisky Magazine – a feat we are super proud of. (We’ve also gone on to claim the global crown five times, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Needless to say, anticipation among the team is reaching fever pitch to see what 2018 may bring!)
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