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Win a trip to Tennessee with Jack Daniel’s

A once-in-a-lifetime trip awaits those who want to visit Nashville as well as the home of Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg… It doesn’t really get bigger than Jack Daniel’s, so…

A once-in-a-lifetime trip awaits those who want to visit Nashville as well as the home of Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg…

It doesn’t really get bigger than Jack Daniel’s, so it seems only right the American whiskey giant has put together the biggest and baddest VIP trip. This is a competition you don’t want to miss.

What you win

The winner will get to take a plus-one to spend four days and three nights in Tennessee, USA. This includes return flights, private airport transfers, travel insurance, daily breakfast, complimentary evening meals worth up to $150 for both each day and three nights’ hotel accommodation in Nashville. PLUS, there’s a guided VIP tour and tasting experience at Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, which includes a two-course lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s restaurant. It doesn’t get better than this.

Jack Daniel’s

Pick up these and you can win big!

How to enter

To get your name in the hat, you just have to purchase one or more of the following:

And that’s it. Greatness awaits. Now, get those entries in!

MoM Jack Daniel’s Competition 2022 open to entrants 21 years and over. Entries accepted from 09:00:00am 01 July to 23:59:59pm 10 July 2022. Date and travel restrictions apply. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Postal route available. See full T&Cs for details. 

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Win a bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask Double Cask Edition!

Hey, you like Redbreast, right? And you’d like to have a bottle of its new Dream Cask release all to yourself? Well, here’s your chance! You might recall us recently…

Hey, you like Redbreast, right? And you’d like to have a bottle of its new Dream Cask release all to yourself? Well, here’s your chance!

You might recall us recently reporting on Irish Distillers’ decision to mark World Whisky Day by expanding its celebrated Redbreast Dream Cask series. It’s a range that’s brought us some of Ireland’s most exceptional whiskies already and, as someone who has tasted the new release, I can assure you that the standard has been maintained with Redbreast Dream Cask Double Cask Edition.

As with all its Dream Cask whiskies, Redbreast has made it available via online ballot. But we’ve also managed to secure a bottle ourselves, which one lucky person will win by entering our latest competition. 

How? By picking up a bottle of Redbreast 12 Year Old and/or Redbreast Lustau Edition. In fact, you can grab as many as you’d like. As long as it’s those two whiskies, you’re in the running. Oh, and the first three runners-up will each win a bottle of Redbreast 12 Year Old with Project Wingman Bird Feeder

Redbreast Dream Cask Double Cask Edition

This beauty is worth €550

What you win

Here’s a little info on our grand prize to whet the appetite. Redbreast Dream Cask Double Cask Edition, the fifth edition in the range, is a 30-year-old single pot still Irish whiskey aged in two casks. These were selected by master blender Billy Leighton and blender Dave McCabe, who each picked a favourite from Midleton’s considerable inventory. Leighton went for a first-fill ex-Oloroso sherry butt filled in May 1990, while McCabe chose a first-fill ex-bourbon barrel filled in November 1991. 

These precious Redbreast whisky housed in these two casks were then combined, bringing together the two distinct components of the Redbreast DNA. Sherry casks have always been the star of the show where Redbreast is concerned, so it’s nice to see the role ex-bourbon casks play in its composition get some attention. It’s the ying to the sherried yang, after all. 

The whiskey is bottled at 56.9% ABV and is presented in a keepsake book made from recyclable cardboard. Leighton says to expect a whisky “rich in robust spice with wood-driven characteristics and notes of dark-roasted coffee, sweet liquorice, orange peel, and smoked almonds amplified by the wine cask’s influence”. I’d add that it has the most beautiful, full-bodied blackcurrant quality too. Greg Dillon of Great Drams fame likened it to adult Ribena at the virtual tasting we attended. 

If that sounds up your alley, then get entering now! You have until 23:59:59 UK time on 19 June 2022.

Redbreast Dream Cask Competition 2022 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 10:00:00 UK time on 13 June 2022 to 23:59:59 UK time on 19 June 2022. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. See full T&Cs for details.

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Win big with Glenfiddich for Father’s Day!

We’ve got the perfect present for Father’s Day courtesy of Glenfiddich Distillery. It’s the great Glenfiddich Father’s Day competition! Ok, what if we said to you that you could spend…

We’ve got the perfect present for Father’s Day courtesy of Glenfiddich Distillery. It’s the great Glenfiddich Father’s Day competition!

Ok, what if we said to you that you could spend two days and one night in London with a plus-one to enjoy a VIP experience at Tom Seller’s two Michelin star restaurant Story? You obviously want this, or better yet, want to give that experience to your dad with Father’s Day on the horizon (he’ll be pleased to know that train tickets and accommodation are included). 

That’s good because it’s exactly what you can win thanks to a new competition we’ve put together with Glenfiddich. And it’s not the only prize. The second runner-up will win a bottle of the limited edition Glenfiddich 26 Year Old made to commemorate the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 summit. The third runner-up, meanwhile, will get two Glenfiddich rocks glasses and an Aspinal London luggage tag. 

That’s three different winners, each getting their own unique prize. Whether you want it for yourself or as the ideal gift, this is not one to miss.

Glenfiddich

Purchasing any of these will put you in the running

How to enter

To get involved, all you need to do is purchase any qualifying bottle from Glenfiddich’s Grand Series. There’s no limit on how many you can buy, and the clever thing about this entry method is that either you or your grateful dad will still have a delicious bottle of whisky to enjoy should you not be successful. To be clear, the Grand Series includes the following:

You have until 19 June to enter, best of luck everyone!

MoM Glenfiddich Competition 2022 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 09:00:00 UK time on 6 June 2022 and closes at 23:59:59 UK time on 19  June 2022. Date and travel restrictions apply. Postal route also available. UK excluding Nothern Ireland. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. See full T&Cs for details. 

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Win a trip to Fèis Ìle 2023 with Bunnahabhain!

Do you and a plus-one want to head to Islay to experience Fèis Ìle 2023? Good, because we’ve teamed up with Bunnahabhain Distillery to offer you that chance. A proper…

Do you and a plus-one want to head to Islay to experience Fèis Ìle 2023? Good, because we’ve teamed up with Bunnahabhain Distillery to offer you that chance.

A proper Fèis Ìle with people is currently taking place. But, not of all us have the time/money/luck to get to travel to Islay for the ultimate whisky festival. To those of you who are unable to attend this year, plenty of us here at MoM Towers feel your pain. 

But that doesn’t mean we’re sitting around sulking. Oh no, we’ve resolved to get you to Islay so you can soak up all that culture, environment, and, of course, whisky. How? By working together with our friends at Bunnahabhain Distillery on a brand new competition that will take you all the way to the Queen of the Hebrides to enjoy an array of activities and boozy delight all while Fèis Ìle 2023 is taking place.

“What exactly do I win?!”

In full, the winner will spend 3-days and 2-nights trip with their plus one (who must also be 18 years or older) in Islay, Scotland with a chance to participate in Fèis Ìle (assuming it goes ahead, knock on every piece of wood around you).

That includes travel from a UK airport and onward travel to Islay, as well as accommodation at the cottage at Bowmore with complimentary breakfast each morning. There will also be a complimentary evening meal, a ticket for one complimentary lunch at the Bunnahabhain Distillery, and a £25 spend allowance per person per day, so you’ll be well-fed and catered for.

The highlights though are surely entry to all of Bunnahabhain’s festival activities (think tastings and tours), a backstage pass to have a chat with Andrew Brown, distillery manager, and Julieann Fernandez, master blender, after the tasting, AND a complimentary Fèis bottling. C’mon! Who the hell would turn this down?!

Fèis Ìle 2023 Bunnahabhain

“How do I enter?!”

You just need to purchase the right whisky. From here. There you’ll find Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old, Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair, Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dha, Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old, Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old, Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old, Bunnahabhain Abhainn Araig – Fèis Ìle 2022, and/or Bunnahabhain 1998 Calvados Cask Finish – Fèis Ìle 2022. You can buy as many bottles as you want from that selection, and console yourself with the fact that even if you don’t win, you’ll still have at least one brilliant bottle of Bunnahabhain whisky to call your own.

You have until 5 June to enter, so get going and be sure not to waste the chance to win a trip of a lifetime!

MoM Bunnahabhain Competition 2022 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 09:00:00 UK time on 30 May 2022 and closes at 23:59:59 UK time on 05  June 2022. Date and travel restrictions apply. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Postal route available. See full T&Cs for details. 

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#BagThisBundle – win a bundle of Mermaid Gin!

Do you know what would be just perfect in all this sunshine? Some tasty gin. Good thing we have an opportunity to get your hands on a whole bundle for…

Do you know what would be just perfect in all this sunshine? Some tasty gin. Good thing we have an opportunity to get your hands on a whole bundle for free from Mermaid Gin.

Right, gather round folks and listen up. You know we love throwing together a good competition and we know you love winning them even more. But we’ve been doing this a while and figure most of you know the score. We team up we a cracking brand, in this case, the lovely folks at Mermaid Gin, secure some fab prizes and only ask you to follow a few simple steps to enter. Anyone who’s up for winning big, read on!

Mermaid Gin

Right, let’s start with the fun bit. This is a #BagThisBundle competition so that means there’s a bunch of great stuff to win. In full, here are the prizes up for grabs (and note that the last three are exclusive and not for retail sale):

Now, the entry requirements. Nice and easy this, just complete the following steps: 

Best of luck to everyone who enters!

Mermaid Bag This Bundle Competition 2022 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 10:00:00 UK time on 23 May 2022 until 17:00:00 UK time on 29 May 2022. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. See full T&Cs for details.

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May 2022 Master of Malt competition winners

The time has come to announce a host of winners for lots of the fantastic competitions we put together. Who’s ready? Competitions have been thrown, winners have been plucked from…

The time has come to announce a host of winners for lots of the fantastic competitions we put together. Who’s ready?

Competitions have been thrown, winners have been plucked from the realms of fate and luck, and now all that remains is to do one thing. Eat cake. While celebrating our winners. Who we’ll need to announce first. That’s actually three things. Let’s get on with the latter so we can proceed with the former. 

Congratulations to…

The winner of a VIP trip to Slane Castle… Anne Graham

The winner of a bundle of Dry January 2022 goodies part one…  Emma Robinson

The winner of a bundle of Dry January 2022 goodies part two… Charlene Aldred

The winner of our #BagThisBundle with Singleton of Dufftown single malts… Adrian Lee

The winner of our #BagThisBundle with Rooster Tequila… Ryan Quin

The winners of single cask whiskies from Jack Daniel’s… Andy Mantell, Stephen Geraghty, and Robert Hayward.

May 2022 Master of Malt competition winners

Congrats to all our winners!

The winners of our Master of Malt Easter egg hunt, of which there are quite a few! 

Easter week 1 – a bottle of Monkey 47… Miss Sam Macaree

Easter week 1 – a bottle of Bollinger Rose… Stephan van Zyl

Easter week 1 – a bottle of Glenfarclas 29 Year Old 1991 (cask 10225) – Family Cask – Master of Malt Exclusive… Iain Bruce

Easter week 2 – a bottle of Balvenie 16 Year Old French Oak… Colleen Colscats

Easter week 2 – a bottle of Plantation XO… Richard McCarron

Easter week 2- a bottle of Hibiki Harmony… Shona Traynor

The big Easter prize (all the above bottles PLUS Jaffa Cake Negroni and Bathtub Gin – Grapefruit & Rosemary)… Charlotte Hood

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Win a VIP trip to the Seychelles with Takamaka Rum!

We’ve teamed up with Takamaka to give you an opportunity to go on a rum-soaked trip to the Seychelles! On the island of Mahé in the Seychelles lies a distillery….

We’ve teamed up with Takamaka to give you an opportunity to go on a rum-soaked trip to the Seychelles!

On the island of Mahé in the Seychelles lies a distillery. One that operates on an estate was founded by French settlers over 200 years ago. Since 2002, it has been the first and only commercial rum producer and exporter in the Seychelles, and today produces a range of delicious spirits using sugarcane grown across Mahé by independent farmers, which is crushed, distilled, aged and blended on-site. 

We’re talking, of course, about Takamaka rum. But why are we telling you all this? Because we’re inviting you to come and see the distillery for yourself. In the actual Seychelles. Nope, we’re not pulling your leg. This is a real competition.

What you win

This VIP trip means flights for 2 people from the United Kingdom to the Seychelles International Airport, airport transfers from and to said airport; and accommodation for 2 people at the self-catering Takamaka House, in Mahe, Seychelles. 

There’s also a complimentary tour of the Takamaka distillery, including rum tasting and an optional visit to the sugar cane fields, as well a complimentary welcome pack with essential food items and drinks at the accommodation, free use of kayak and snorkels provided with the accommodation, AND the possibility of a guided hike into the Seychelles mountain jungles or trek to explore hidden beaches.

Seychelles with Takamaka Rum

Pick up a bottle and you could win the trip of a lifetime!

How to enter

Easy. Just purchase a bottle of Zepis Kreol, Extra Noir, Pti Lakaz, and/or Grankaz. You can buy as many bottles as you want from the following selection, and the advantage of doing it this way means that even if you don’t win you’ll still have a terrific bottle of rum to call your own. 

You have until 8 May to enter for the chance to win a trip of a lifetime, best of luck everyone!

MoM Takamaka Rum Giveaway Competition 2022 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 10:00:01 UK Time 28 April 2022 and closes at 23:59:59 UK Time GMT on 8 May 2022. Date and travel restrictions apply. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. See full T&Cs for details. 

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Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2021 is here!

Every year Buffalo Trace drops a range of rare, delicious, and very in-demand whiskies. So much so that we can’t just pop them on our site regularly. It’s ballot time,…

Every year Buffalo Trace drops a range of rare, delicious, and very in-demand whiskies. So much so that we can’t just pop them on our site regularly. It’s ballot time, folks, for a chance to get your hand on the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2021. 

For people like us, the release of Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Antique Collection is one of the standout moments in the whiskey calendar. And the 2021 range is finally here!

These uncut and unfiltered whiskeys are a gold standard of bourbon production, marshalled by rigorous quality tests. We’re talking turbidity tests. Gas chromatography. A team of taste testers. And if even one person isn’t sufficiently impressed, the barrel goes back to age longer. 

That’s why the 2021 lineup does not include the traditional George T. Stagg bottle. The distillery says it lacked sufficient barrels to meet its high standards for a 2021 release. So, we’ve done the decent thing and got our hands on some of the 2020 release bottles to make up for the lack of Stagg. We’re always thinking of you.

It’s ballot time!

But, as demand for these is going to be incredibly high as always, we’re going to do our best to keep things fair and square by holding a ballot, with winners getting the opportunity to buy a bottle at RRP. Simply head here and then click the button to enter yourself into the ballot. It will ask you for your email and name. Winners are chosen at random to be selected to purchase the whiskeys on the 19 April. 

Best of luck, and there’s an idea of what to expect from this year below.

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2021

They’re here!

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (2021 Release) 

The collection’s straight rye whiskey was distilled in the spring of 2015 and matured in warehouses I, L, O and K before being bottled at 64.7% ABV. The distillery says to expect a flavour profile that includes anise and cinnamon with a finish of spearmint and chocolate. We have 24 bottles of this.

William Larue Weller (2021 Release)

The Antique Collection’s wheated-recipe bourbon, distilled in the winter of 2009 and aged in Warehouses C, D, K, L and Q before being bottled at 62.6% ABV. Expect a nose of crème brulee, followed by cherry and toasted graham crackers on the palate, the company says, and a finish of cocoa, herbs and oak. We have a total of 18 bottles of this beauty.

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old (2021 Release)

This stunning bourbon was distilled in the spring of 2002 and matured on the first floor of Warehouse P before it was bottled at 50.5% ABV. This bourbon has a nose of ripe cherries, vanilla cream and oak, according to Buffalo Trace, followed by a taste of caramel and coffee and a finish of oak, pepper and fresh herbs. We have just 3 bottles of this.

Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old

A tremendous straight rye whiskey that was distilled back in the spring of 2003 and rested on the second and fourth floors of Warehouses K and P before being bottled at 45% ABV. The distillery says to expect flavours of bright apples and herbs, anise and maple syrup on the palate, and a finish of cocoa, coffee and dates. Once again, we have just 3 bottles of this.

George T. Stagg Bourbon (2020 release)

Remember this guy? A special bonus just for MoM customers, we have 12 bottles of the 2020 release so you can get your regular fix of Stagg in the absence of a 2021 bottling.

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Welcome to the Master of Malt Easter egg hunt!

Why hunt for Easter eggs when you can win a bunch of boozy prizes? Read on to learn more about not one, but TWO competitions… They’re part of our Master…

Why hunt for Easter eggs when you can win a bunch of boozy prizes? Read on to learn more about not one, but TWO competitions… They’re part of our Master of Malt Easter egg hunt.

All of us here who are really into our booze are (hopefully) adults, and as such, it’s been a while since we’ve been on a proper Easter egg hunt. Sure, we might have potted around the garden with our friend’s or our own children. But the thrill of uncovering our own prize to enjoy has been missing for too long.

Well, we’re doing something about that thanks to our Easter egg hunt competition. Or, should we say, competitions, because there’s more than one of these bad boys. Let’s get straight to it.

Master of Malt Easter egg hunt

Welcome to our Easter Egg hunt!

For the first competition, we’ll be posting on our Instagram account three different designs of Easter eggs. You need to decipher which one has a bottle of spirit hidden within. There will be two sets of designs across two weeks, one this Monday and one next. For each week there’s a new set of prizes, and there’s three winners each week.

You get your hands on them by following @MasterofMalt on Instagram, liking the competition post, and then screenshotting the post. You then create a post on your own Instagram account using the screenshot you took and include in the caption: the number of the egg you chose, the name/brand of the bottle you think is hidden inside; and tag @MasterofMalt and use the #momegghunt in your new post. 

Ok, so we’ve also added a simplified method in case the above seems too much like hard work. Just follow @MasterofMalt on Instagram, like the relevant competition post (it will change next week don’t forget!), and then comment on the number of the egg you chose and the name/brand of the bottle you think is hidden inside using the #momegghunt. If you want to enter using the original method, you can still do it, and don’t worry if you’ve already have, you’re still in the running.

Got it? Good Because three people will win ONE of these prizes the first week: 

And three people will win ONE of these prizes the following week: 

Master of Malt Easter egg hunt

All kinds of prizes!

But that’s not all. We’ve also got a Super Egg Hunt. This one is simpler. You just follow @MasterofMalt on Instagram, like the competition post, and tag two friends you would like to share the prize with in the comments section of the same post.  For it, the winner will win a prize consisting of ALL of the following:

That won’t open until the 13 April, so keep your eye out. For now, you can now enter the first stage of our hunt for a bottle of Monkey 47, Glenfarclas, or Bollinger, so we suggest you get cracking. Let the hunt begin, and good luck, everyone!

MoM Easter Hunt Competition 2022 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries for the first hunt stage accepted from 12:00:00 UK time on 4 April and closes at 17:00:00 UK time on 7 April 2022; and the second hunt stage opens at 12:00:00 UK time on 11 April 2022 and closes at 17:00:00 on 14 April. The super hunt route opens at 12:00:00 UK time on 13 April 2022 and closes at 17:00:00 UK time on 18 April. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. See full T&Cs for details.

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#BagThisBundle – win Singleton of Dufftown single malts

One lucky customer is going to win a bundle of delicious Singleton of Dufftown single malts in our #BagThisBundle competition. There can only be one. If you love a classic…

One lucky customer is going to win a bundle of delicious Singleton of Dufftown single malts in our #BagThisBundle competition. There can only be one.

If you love a classic Speyside whisky, you’ll love Dufftown. The single malts from this distillery are marketed under the name The Singleton of Dufftown. Also under the Singleton banner are neighbours Glendullan and Glen Ord, but our competition today focuses on Dufftown so put the other two out of your mind for the time being.

Gone? Good. Back to Dufftown. The distillery is famous for its sweet, fruity whiskies which mainly go into blends like Johnnie Walker and Bell’s, but are much appreciated by single malt lovers too. Whether you’re already a fan or eager to find out what all the fuss is about, we have one heck of a competition for you.

Singleton comp

One lucky customer will win a bundle consisting of:

A bottle of Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old

A bottle of Singleton of Dufftown 15 Year Old

A bottle of Singleton of Dufftown 18 Year Old

A bottle of Singleton of Dufftown 21 Year Old

That’s four 70cl bottles of Singleton of Dufftown!

To be in with a chance of winning this prize all you have to do is pull the fabled Excalibur from the stone. Only joking. It can all be done from a smartphone or tablet.

Simply like this post on Instagram referring to the competition, follow @MasterofMalt on Instagram and follow @thesingletonwhisky on Instagram and then tag one friend you would like to share the prize within the comments section of the same post. Only one entry is permitted per person in the competition. 

Just like in Highlander, there can only be one winner, but we promise there are no swords involved in this competition whatsoever. 

The Singleton of Dufftown #bagthisbundle competition 2022 is open to UK residents 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 10:00:00 UK time on 28  March 2022 and closes at 17:00:00 UK time on 3 April 2022.  Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. See full T&Cs for details.  

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