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Win the entire Game of Thrones whisky range in our YouTube competition!

As Game of Thrones reaches its dramatic finale, we’re offering you a chance to WIN the entire Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection, plus White Walker by Johnnie Walker! All…

As Game of Thrones reaches its dramatic finale, we’re offering you a chance to WIN the entire Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection, plus White Walker by Johnnie Walker! All you have to do is get involved with a little YouTube choose-your-own adventure we’ve created…

“Whisky is coming”. So went the headline of our most-read blog post of 2018. Huge news it was! Then it came, and sold out immediately. Then we managed to get hold of a little more and it sold out again (we’ll keep trying to source more if we can!). It seems that many of you – and us! – love both Game of Thrones and delicious whisky. You’ll be pleased to know, therefore, that we’re offering you the chance to win the entire Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection plus White Walker by Johnnie Walker!

For your chance to win, you’ll need to watch a show other than Game of Thrones, however (sorry). One of our own making that’s now showing over on our shiny YouTube channel. It’s a sort of choose-your-own show, in fact, as you’ll need to help guide the characters. Their fate is in your hands! Successfully make it to the end and you’ll be able to enter to win this epic prize.

Due to the licensing agreements involved with a record-breaking hit HBO show, the eagle-warged among you may notice that our show isn’t in fact set in any kind of medieval fantasy world. But it is set in the next best place: a spaceship in space. Let’s call it… the Interstelleros. And we’ll call the show… Contest for the Captain’s Chair. Yes, that’ll do. Aid the crew in their quest and the glorious bounty of every Game of Thrones whisky could be yours!

That’s nine bottles of highly sought-after whisky including Cardhu, Clynelish, Dalwhinnie, Lagavulin, Oban, Royal Lochnagar, Singleton of Glendullan and and Talisker single malts, representing House Targaryen, House Tyrrell, House Stark, House Lannister, the Night’s Watch, House Baratheon, House Tully and House Greyjoy from Game of Thrones respectively. It seemed churlish not to chuck the aforementioned White Walker blended Scotch in to complete the set!

Not bad for simply killing some time on YouTube, eh?

Game of Thrones whisky

Hold the door! Just look at this incredible haul that’s up for grabs!

Just follow the on-screen options to navigate through the videos until you to receive the super secret passcode at the end. To enter, subscribe to our YouTube channel (natch) and email the passcode to gotwhisky@masterofmalt.com along with your YouTube username. Best of luck!

Competition open to entrants 18 years and over. Shipping restrictions apply. Entries accepted from 18 May – 13 June 2019. 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 a VIP trip to Mortlach Distillery

WIN the trip of a lifetime to Speyside and the Mortlach Distillery! Enjoy a VIP private tour, tastings, two nights at The Craigellachie Hotel and more! Everyone’s a winner –…

There are few Scotch whisky fans who wouldn’t jump at a chance to see inside the wonderful Mortlach Distillery. It’s one of Scotland’s finest distilleries and is well known across the globe for its unusual and unique distillation process known as ‘The Way’ and the spirit this produces, which is affectionately known as ‘The Beast of Dufftown’ for its bold, muscular and robust character. It’s such a shame it’s not usually open to the public. Somebody really should team up with the creators of those distinctive drams to offer an incredible VIP trip for one lucky person and their plus-one.

Somebody did. Us. Yes, that’s right people. We’ve launched another fantastic MoM competition and we’re taking one fortunate human being and their chosen human companion to Mortlach Distillery!

VIP trip to Mortlach Distillery

Mortlach distils its whisky 2.81 times in a process unique to the distillery

“What do I win?! What do I win?! What do I win?!”

It’s quite the prize. The winner of this competition will earn a VIP visit to Mortlach Distillery, including a private tour and tasting for themselves and a lucky plus one (they’ll certainly owe you one after this). We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that this is particularly special because Mortlach is not usually open to the public so this is a rare opportunity for Scotch whisky fans to see an iconic distillery like few people have before!

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be treated to tours of Speyside cooperage and Cardhu Distillery, two nights’ accommodation in the Craigellachie Hotel (UK travel and food included) and you’ll even receive a bottle of the sensational Mortlach 20 Year Old.

Any Scotch whisky fan reading this will be aware of what an incredible opportunity this is. A VIP trip. To visit not one, but two classic Speyside distilleries. One rarely seen by the public. Open to explore for your pleasure. Plus food. And Flights. And food. And a bottle of delicious Scotch. Also free food. All this is just one competition? Applying is a must.

VIP trip to Mortlach Distillery

This beauty could be yours if you win.

“I’m in. How do I enter?”

I’m glad you asked. You will be automatically entered into the competition if you purchase a 70cl bottle of Mortlach 12 Year Old, 16 Year Old or 20 Year Old from 16 May to 16 June 2019 (For the nitty gritty details, see the competition terms below.) You can buy as many bottles as you want, and just in time for Father’s Day too!

Plus, for the length of the competition, we’ve reduced the price on each bottle of 12 Year Old, 16 Year Old and 20 Year Old by 10%! So even if you don’t win, you still win. What a world.

Good luck, all!

MoM Mortlach 2019 Competition open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 16 May to 16 June 2019. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Travel only provided from a UK location. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. Entry also available with no purchase. See full T&Cs for details.

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Win a VIP trip to the Cotswolds Distillery

WIN the trip of a lifetime to the Cotswolds Distillery! One winner and their lucky plus-one will enjoy a tailored distillery tour and blending masterclass, an overnight stay and more!…

  • WIN the trip of a lifetime to the Cotswolds Distillery!
  • One winner and their lucky plus-one will enjoy a tailored distillery tour and blending masterclass, an overnight stay and more!

There are so many reasons to visit the charming Cotswolds, from its rolling hills to its thatched medieval villages. But our favourite reason to journey to its scenic countryside is to pay our friends at the magnificent and multi-award-winning Cotswolds Distillery a visit. Which is exactly what we’re offering you the opportunity to do. We’ve joined forces with the makers of delicious English booze to offer an incredible overnight VIP stay for one lucky person and their plus-one!

The Cotswolds Distillery

It’s the wonderful Cotswolds Distillery!

“So what exactly do I win?!”

The winner of this competition will earn a VIP visit to the Cotswolds Distillery and their shiny new visitor centre, including an overnight stay at The Bell in Alderminster, with dinner up to the value of £75 and breakfast included.

But that’s not all. If you’re fortunate enough to win this amazing prize, you’ll also be treated to a gin* OR whisky** blending masterclass, plus the brand’s award-winning tour at the distillery and a 20cl bottling of Cotswolds Dry Gin with 2 fancy Copa glasses. Oh, and you’ll also receive a Cotswolds Cloudy G&T on arrival. As if you haven’t been spoiled enough already!

So whether you’re a lover of all things brilliant and boozy and would jump at the chance to visit one of the country’s finest distilleries or you’re the adventurous type who’s keen to explore one of the many fantastic features of the beautiful English countryside then taking part in this competition is a must. You never know who’s name could be on that ticket…

The Cotswolds Distillery

One of these will be yours to enjoy on arrival.

“How do I enter this magnificent competition?!”

It’s so easy. You will be *automagically* entered into the competition if you buy any whisky or gin from the Cotswolds distillery range from Master of Malt between the 1 May and the 15 May 2019. (For the nitty gritty details, see the competition terms below.) You’ll receive an entry for every delicious bottle you buy!

So, whether you’re partial to the sublime Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, a fan of the Founder’s Choice or gaga for the brand’s tasty Dry Gin, you’ll not only get to sample their delights as usual, but for a limited time you could win big with your indulgence! If not, you’ve still got some delicious booze to enjoy. It’s a win-win, whatever way you look at it.

This is probably a good time to mention that the Cotswolds Distillery has received a number of awards for its range of spirits, and were named Craft Producer of the Year at both the Icons of Whisky and the Icons of Gin in 2018! Its Single Malt Whisky was a San Francisco Spirits Competition 2019 Double Gold winner, while its Founder’s Choice won Best English Whisky at World Whiskies Awards 2019. The Dry Gin, meanwhile, has been acknowledged by the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) and World Gin Awards with a Gold Outstanding in the category of London Dry in 2017 and Best London Dry Gin in 2016 respectively. Plus we really like them. Which is the real prize. Also the actual prize on offer in this competition. Don’t forget about that.

The Cotswolds Distillery

The delicious Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky

Good luck, all!

*Gin masterclass includes a tour of the distillery and tour of Research and Development Lab
**Whisky masterclass includes a detailed tour of the distillery and the warehouse.

MoM Cotswolds 2019 Competition open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 1 May to the 15 May 2019. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Travel only provided from a UK location. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. Entry also available with no purchase. See full T&Cs for details.

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The winner of our Yellow Spot competition is…

To celebrate all things Emerald Isle this month, we offered you the chance to win some outstanding and rare Irish whiskey. The competition has now concluded, and we have a…

To celebrate all things Emerald Isle this month, we offered you the chance to win some outstanding and rare Irish whiskey. The competition has now concluded, and we have a victor.

You might remember way back about a fortnight ago when it was St. Patrick’s Day that there was a Master of Malt competition taking place to give away some sensational Irish whiskey.

The rules were simple: snap up a bottle from the sublime Spot range before 23:59 Fri 22 March and you would be automagically be entered into the draw (we also offered you £5 off Yellow Spot, because we’re just that lovely).

The prize? Two incredible bottles of money-can’t-buy Yellow Spot whisky. Two very rare bottles. The only two there are, in fact. That’s how delightfully rare this whisky is.

Now the competition has ended and we’re delighted to announce that both bottles are on their way to one extremely lucky person.

The winner of our Yellow Spot St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Competition is…

Toby Coe, from Exeter!

Yellow Spot St. Patrick’s Day 2019

The two bottles of Yellow Spot were drawn from a single cask selected by master blender Billy Leighton

Thank you to all who entered, and massive congratulations to our winner. Don’t be afraid to invite your favourite online retailer round for a dram or two every now and again…

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Win two incredible bottles of money-can’t-buy Yellow Spot!

To celebrate the day devoted to the man who chased the snakes out of Ireland, we’re offering you £5 off Yellow Spot, PLUS the chance to win two very rare…

To celebrate the day devoted to the man who chased the snakes out of Ireland, we’re offering you £5 off Yellow Spot, PLUS the chance to win two very rare bottles. So rare, there are only two of them. And one lucky person will win both!

Sunday 17 March is St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a good drop of Irish whiskey. There are so many delicious ones to choose from nowadays. We’re particularly partial to the Spot range of single pot still whiskeys. We went to to Dublin recently to try the latest release, Red Spot 15 Year Old, which we thought was pretty bloody brilliant.

Billy doing his hand-selecting thing

But we have something for you that trumps even that. You could win two very special bottles of Yellow Spot drawn from a single cask specially selected by master blender Billy Leighton! The spirit was originally laid down in November 2003 in an American oak ex-bourbon cask. Then in April 2008, it was transferred to a first-fill Spanish oak Malaga wine cask where it has been resting until now. Bottled at a natural cask strength of 58.2% ABV, these two bottles offer an incredible opportunity to taste a unique single cask component of Yellow Spot whiskey. Malaga, an intensely sweet wine from Andalucia, gives the whiskey a rich honeyed quality, and combined with that creamy spicy pot still flavour, the results are out of this world.

Only two sample bottles have been filled with this special whisky (don’t worry! They’re still 700ml), and just to reiterate, the winner will get both. Two bottles! One to drink now and one to keep for that special occasion: daughter getting into medical school, winning a charity golf tournament, or just because you’re worth it. Simply snap up a bottle from the excellent Spot range between now and 23:59 Fri 22 March, and you’ll be automagically be entered into the Yellow Spot draw. See below for Terms and Conditions.

Yellow Spot

Lovely, lovely Yellow Spot – at £5 off!

Everyone’s a winner with £5 off Yellow Spot!

And hold onto your hats because we’re not done yet with whiskey-related excitement – regardless of whether you’re the lucky winner of those Malaga cask bottlings (we’re not jealous at all…) we’re delighting your wallet as well as your taste buds with £5 off Yellow Spot this St. Patrick’s Day!

Yep, so you can snap up a bargain to savour now, while giving yourself the chance to win something truly extraordinary. Good luck!

MoM Yellow Spot St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Competition open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 8 – 22 March 2019. Winner chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. Some shipping destinations excluded. Entry also available with no purchase. See full T&Cs for details.

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The Burns Night poetry comp – we have a winner!

The judges have conferred, discussed, mused and argued. Now after much debate, we have chosen a winner in our Robert Burns Single Malt competition. Here are all the details: It’s…

The judges have conferred, discussed, mused and argued. Now after much debate, we have chosen a winner in our Robert Burns Single Malt competition. Here are all the details:

It’s Burns Night which means that it’s time to announce the winner of our poetry competition. We were inundated with entries, from haikus to rude limericks to long poems written in the style of Burns. There were many that rhymed whisky with frisky, some that made us laugh, and others that made us groan. There were even a few that were too obscene to print. Overall though, we were amazed by how much effort some of you put in. Who knew Master of Malt customers would be so talented? We were so impressed that we’ve picked five runners up who will all receive drams.

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Burns Night poetry comp – win Robert Burns single malt!

Friday 25th January is Burns Night and to celebrate Scotland’s bard we are doing something a little different, a poetry competition! Robbie Burns was not only Scotland’s greatest poet but…

Friday 25th January is Burns Night and to celebrate Scotland’s bard we are doing something a little different, a poetry competition!

Robbie Burns was not only Scotland’s greatest poet but he was also famously keen on Scotland’s greatest export, Tunnock’s Teacakes. Sorry, whisky! If Burns had the money, he drank Ferintosh from the Black Isle, which was considered the best whisky in Scotland. When it stopped distilling in 1784, Burns wrote a poem: “Ferintosh! O sadly lost! Scotland lament frae coast to coast….” Though a lowlander, he was not very keen on Lowland whiskies, referring to them as “rascally liquor”. Perhaps though, Burns’s most famous pronouncement was: “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither! Take aff your dram!” And who can argue with that?

So to celebrate Burns and Scotch whisky, Master of Malt is proud to announce a poetry competition. All you have to do is write a poem about whisky. It’s as simple as that. It could be a sonnet, a haiku, a limerick, or, if you have the time, an epic like ‘Paradise Lost’. You could even write it in the style of Burns. It could be about a specific whisky (shall I compare thee to a Famous Grouse?), or could be about whisky in general. We only insist that your poem must be in English or Scots. The winner will be the one that we think is the best (making us laugh will probably help).

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The winners of the VIP trip to The Ardbeg Distillery are…

Three individuals will soon gaze upon the breathtaking views from the Seaview Cottage. The warmth and smell of peat bonfires filling their noses. They are the victors. Our competition has…

Three individuals will soon gaze upon the breathtaking views from the Seaview Cottage. The warmth and smell of peat bonfires filling their noses. They are the victors. Our competition has concluded and a VIP trip to Ardbeg Distillery is their prize!

Islay. Ardbeg Distillery. Distillery tours. Tastings. An enhanced Ardbeg activity. Two nights’ accommodation at the distillery with meals and more. All of this awaits the lucky three victors (and their plus-ones).

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The winner of the Where’s #WhiskySanta? competition is…

To mark another fantastic festive season, we asked the good public (that’s you!) to help us find our supernatural, omniscient, festive, heavily-bearded friend #WhiskySanta, with a £250 MoM gift voucher…

To mark another fantastic festive season, we asked the good public (that’s you!) to help us find our supernatural, omniscient, festive, heavily-bearded friend #WhiskySanta, with a £250 MoM gift voucher as reward – and we’ve got our winner!

As the countdown to Christmas was drawing to a close we approached you with an opportunity to find our friend, and win big by doing so. #WhiskySanta became a little distracted while living his best life at Aberfeldy Distillery (we can confirm the rumours that mince pies were to blame) and got a tad lost. So we asked you to put on your best Sherlock Holmes/Nancy Drew/that guy with the moustache impression and help us find #WhiskySanta.

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#WhiskySanta’s Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Super Wish!

#WhiskySanta’s really pushed the boat out for his final Super Wish of 2018. Fancy a whisky distilled waaaayy back in 1956? What about one described as ‘age- and logic-defying’? This…

#WhiskySanta’s really pushed the boat out for his final Super Wish of 2018. Fancy a whisky distilled waaaayy back in 1956? What about one described as ‘age- and logic-defying’? This week’s mega super-duper Super Wish is… Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release!

Ho, ho, ho, my marvellous, merry chums! I’m in exceptionally fine spirits this glorious Monday. Not only did my elves cook me a terrifically tasty early Christmas dinner yesterday (I need to get my strength up in the last week before the Big Day! I’m still working my way through my mega Santa sack of gifts worth £250,000! Keep wishing on social and buying those boozes. You never know what I might slip in with your order… I might even pick up the entire tab!), but I have a right treat in store for my final Super Wish of 2018.

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