Master of Malt Whisky Blog

Category: Competitions

Every so often we run killer competitions in which you can win all sorts of very cool stuff – check out these blog posts to keep up to date with the latest opportunities to be a winner.

Spotlight on… Connoisseurs Choice + Win a Bottle of Glen Grant 1952

Launched in the mid-1960s, Connoisseurs Choice is one of the world’s most comprehensive and fascinating ranges of independently bottled Scotch whisky on the market. The oldest vintage in the current selection dates all the back to 1938, and the whiskies come in all ages, from 5 to 75 years old! Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at this phenomenal range, as well as try a few delicious expressions. In fact, we’re even giving away a very special sherry-matured 1952 Glen Grant from the same bottler, worth £2,120. First, however, a little history…

Categories : Competitions, Scotch Whisky, Tasting Notes, Whisky
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Spotlight on… Benromach + Win a Bottle of Benromach 1974

This week, we’re taking an in-depth look at Benromach – a distillery which oozes that truly classic Speyside style. And, for a limited time only, we’re giving away a staggering single cask bottle of Benromach 1974 worth £1,200!
Today, with its malty, slightly smoky, rich single malt, Benromach is an innovative distillery, boasting a wide variety of styles and creations, despite its fairly small scale. There’s heavily peated malt; the world’s first organic-certified single malt whisky; some tremendous Jim Murray Whisky Bible scores (he described the 30 Year Old as “magnificent”); and all produced by hand by a team of just four distillers. With no computer automation and complete reliance of distilling by sight, sound and smell, there is a great deal of room for nuance and character. As Distillery Manager, Keith Cruickshank, says, “sometimes it’s those tiny inconsistencies that make a whisky so beautifully consistent.”


Categories : Competitions, Scotch Whisky, Tasting Notes, Whisky
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#BagThisBottle – Win a Whisky Advent Calendar!

#BagThisBottle Twitter Competition

Win a Free Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar on Twitter!

Whilst chatting with that splendid #WhiskySanta fellow recently, we became aware of the thousands of wishes he’s receiving for Drinks by the Dram’s fantastic spirits-filled Advent Calendars. With December fast approaching, we thought we’d give everyone another chance to bag one by bringing back the ever-popular #BagThisBottle!

Here’s how you could bag yourself a free Whisky Advent Calendar on Twitter in just a few quick clicks…


Categories : Competitions, Whisky
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Spotlight on… Lagavulin + Win a Trip to the Distillery!

Spotlight on Lagavulin

We’re having a good ol’ look at Lagavulin today, and we’re also giving you the chance to win a trip to the legendary distillery; including a tour, tasting, bottles and even some peat cutting!

Throughout 2016, the Lagavulin distillery on the Isle of Islay has been celebrating its 200th Anniversary. If 200 years of delicious well-peated whisky production isn’t something worth a year-long celebration, we don’t know what is! Fancy a trip to the Lagavulin distillery to see where they’ve been distilling for all these years, along with a whisky tasting, peat-cutting experience and signed bottles? Then you’ll want to enter our competition to win all of that!!!

Categories : Competitions, Scotch Whisky, Whisky
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Win Tickets to the America’s Cup World Series Sailors Lounge!

Americas Cup

Win tickets to the Sailors Lounge at the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Saturday 23rd July, courtesy of Goslings Rum!

Competition ahoy, folks! We’re giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the Sailors Lounge at the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Saturday 23rd July! Sailors Lounge tickets will get you access to the eponymous Sailors Lounge (which has a private bar – which, of course, serves Rum), as well as grandstand seating for the America’s Cup race course!


Categories : Competitions, Rum
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#BagThisBottle – Win a Bottle of Comte de Lauvia Hors d’Age

#BagThisBottle Twitter Competition

Win a Free Bottle of Comte de Lauvia Hors d’Age Armagnac on Twitter!

Remember #BagThisBottle? It’s your chance to bag yourself a free bottle of something delicious on twitter in just a few quick clicks…

This time we’re giving away a bottle of Comte de Lauvia‘s new Hors d’Age Armagnac! To be in with a chance of winning this amazing Armagnac, here’s what you need to do…


Categories : Armagnac, Competitions
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A Goodbye from Master of Malt’s #WhiskySanta for 2015

Whisky Santa

Merry Christmas everyone!

My festive work here is done and I can honestly say that this has been my favourite Christmas ever! I granted 43 wishes this year (one each and every day since 12th November) and also gave away extra gifts to thousands of lucky Master of Malt customers at the checkout! That’s a total of well over £25,000 of treats!!!

I received over 24,000 wishes in total and a big thank you to all of you for spreading the good word (#WhiskySanta was delivered to twitter timelines over 21 million times during the period!). Amongst my favourite wishes to grant this year were @daxledbetter’s Ardbeg 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 10274) – Directors’ Cut (Douglas Laing) and @DavidCraikPhoto’s Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside Whisky Liqueur on Twitter as well as Jo Lawson’s Penderyn Bourbon Cask B227 on Facebook. Fantastic choices!


Categories : Competitions, News, Whisky
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Up to £100 Off Your Order When You ‘Pay with Amazon’

Amazon Payments logo

From now until the new year a lucky customer who pays for their order on Master of Malt using the “Pay with Amazon” option will be refunded up to £100 every single day! You could literally win your shopping! (Already a possibility with #WhiskySanta around, but why wouldn’t you want to improve those chances, right?!)

As many of you will already know, we’ve accepted Amazon Payments for the best part of two years now. It really couldn’t be easier – simply select “Pay with Amazon” at the checkout, log in with your Amazon account details, and pay without having to dig out your card or having to retype your address on the next page! Huzzah!


Categories : Competitions, News
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#WhiskySanta Gives Away Thousands of Gifts at the Checkout!

Whisky Santa

Well, I did say that I might have something else up my immaculately cuffed sleeve this year, and here it is! I’ve used my powers as an omniscient supernatural Christmas being to ‘get in’ to the Master of Malt checkout. From here I’ll be giving away thousands of festive gifts to lucky customers (at least £20,000 worth, in fact!)…


Categories : Cognac, Competitions, Gin, Liqueurs, News, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky, Wine
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The Return of Ask #WhiskySanta… He’ll grant one wish per day!

Whisky Santa

[Update: He’s now giving gifts away at the checkout too!]

Guess who is back… Back once again… #WhiskySanta is back! Tell all your friends and loved ones. Ho ho ho! A bit of the M&M-style wrap for you there. I like to stay current.

That’s right, your favourite festive, omniscient, supernatural, heavily-bearded being is back from his holibobs. I may have only had ten months off after last year’s festivities (during which I even received a shiny ISC award) but a tinsel-covered alarm clock has gone off somewhere and I’m feeling extremely generous once again! Time to make some lists and check them twice – lists of people using #WhiskySanta, that is – before granting one wish per day for you lucky people for a second year running!


Categories : Absinthe, Cognac, Competitions, Gin, Liqueurs, News, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky, Wine
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