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#WhiskySanta’s Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Rare Collection Super Wish

#WhiskySanta and his Super Wishes are making Monday’s magic. If you’re not convinced yet, after this week’s prize you will be. It’s Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Rare Collection! Ho, ho, ho!…

#WhiskySanta and his Super Wishes are making Monday’s magic. If you’re not convinced yet, after this week’s prize you will be. It’s Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Rare Collection!

Ho, ho, ho! I don’t mean to toot my own trumpet, but I really feel like I’m in the swing of Super Wish season now. With every week comes a new delight to giveaway and, best of all, a deserving winner. Take @pswhisky, for example, who is getting a Baccarat decanter filled with Courvoisier Heritage de Louis Renard worth £2,999.95 delivered right to their door.

If you want to know what the joy of getting a bottle that great feels like, then you’ll want to see my latest Super Wish: Glenfiddich 40 year old Rare Collection (Release Number 17)!

Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Rare Collection

From a classic distillery, this 40 year old is made by the malt master who selects individual casks before marrying them together with what was leftover from the previous 40 year old vatting. It’s a fancy-Dan continuous process known as ‘remnant vatting’ and, fun fact: Glenfiddich is the only single malt Scotch whisky in the industry to do this! Oh, and each bottle is wrapped in hand-stitched calf leather and accompanied by a leather-bound book telling its 40-year-old story, with certification and hand signed by the distilleries longest-serving craftsmen.

Now, I’m sure most of you know how to make your Super Wish by now, but if you’re new (welcome!) then start by heading to the Glenfiddich 40 year old Rare Collection (Release Number 17) page. You’ll see a slick red button that says “Wish” on it. Once you click it, a box will pop up that will send you to a pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post. Hit ‘publish’ and viola! You’ve completed your wish. Oh, and for Instagram you’ll want to pop a post on your feed with the #WhiskySanta hashtag. No selfies required.

If you get those wishes in by 23:59 GMT 9 Thursday then you’re in the running. It’s that simple. Like making gingerbread men. I like to decorate mine as characters from Lord of the Rings, personally. I’d like to say Gandalf the Ginger shall not pass these lips, but I can’t abide this clean eating nonsense. I’m only human (I’m not, but ‘I’m a supernatural being’ doesn’t have the same ring to it). Now, get wishing!

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Whisky Santa Super Wish Glenfiddich 40 year old

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#BagThisBundle – win whiskey from Bushmills Distillery!

Why buy Christmas presents when you can win them for free? It’s competition time thanks to the generous folks at Bushmills Distillery! You could win a whole bundle of Irish…

Why buy Christmas presents when you can win them for free? It’s competition time thanks to the generous folks at Bushmills Distillery! You could win a whole bundle of Irish whiskey.

We’ve reached the time of year where we’re all waiting for Noddy Holder to scream “It’s Christmasssss!!!” like a mad festive rooster announcing the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year. And we’ve got a way to make this season even more jolly. We’ve teamed up with Bushmills to create a #BagThisBundle competition that promises so much great booze you’ll feel guilty if you don’t give some of it away as presents. 

#BagThisBundle – Win whiskey from Bushmills Distillery!

Who wants to win some whiskey from Bushmills Distillery?!

In full, here’s what you could win:

And all you have to do to enter is the following:

  • Follow @masterofmalt Facebook account.
  • Follow @bushmillsuk Facebook account.
  • Tag two friends you’d like to share the bundle with on our Competition post.
  • Like this post!

Complete those simple steps and you’re in it to win it. Best of luck! 

MoM ‘Bushmills Social Bag This Bundle’ Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 13:00:00 GMT on 17 December to 17:00:00 GMT on 20 December 2021. 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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#WhiskySanta’s Courvoisier Heritage de Louis Renard Super Wish

Christmas is coming, and that means we have another #WhiskySanta Super Wish. This week we’re heading to France with a super fancy Cognac, Courvoisier Héritage de Louis Renard. Good afternoon,…

Christmas is coming, and that means we have another #WhiskySanta Super Wish. This week we’re heading to France with a super fancy Cognac, Courvoisier Héritage de Louis Renard.

Good afternoon, drinks lovers! Or if you’re reading this at a different time of day, the appropriate greeting applies. Right, it’s time to announce the winner of last week’s Super Wish. Congratulations to Robert Pfeifer @RNCPfeifer winner of the amazing Talisker 41 year old 1978. Worth £2,900! Just think how many cocktail sausages you could buy with that!

Courvoisier Héritage de Louis Renard 

Mmmm, cocktail sausages. I do love a sausage. But there’s isn’t time to dwell on those delicious porky treats because I have another Super Wish to give away. It’s Courvoisier Héritage de Louis Renard! This is a tribute to the first Courvoisier cellar master of the 20th Century, Louis Renard. It’s made up of some extraordinarily well-matured eaux-de-vie blended by current master blender Patrice Pinet. One of only 50 produced, it comes in a Baccarat decanter. This would normally set you back nearly £3000, but I’m giving one away for free. Cos I’m #WhiskySanta.

If you’re not sure how to make your Super Wish, I shall explain. Simply head to the page and hit the snazzy button which is red like my outfit and has the word “Wish” on it. A box will pop up ready to send you onwards to a pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post and, as long as you remember to hit ‘publish’ then you’ve completed your wish! If you’re one of those Instagrammer folks, then you can pop a post on your feed with the #WhiskySanta hashtag.

Be sure to get those wishes in by 23:59 GMT Thursday 2 December. That leaves plenty of time to send it via Elvish Delivery (or another courier company) to be under your tree by Christmas! But first, one little sausage. See you next week!

#WhiskySanta

Courvoisier super wish

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Win a VIP trip to Aberfeldy Distillery

What a chance to visit a beautiful Highland distillery and the home of Dewar’s? Good, because with our help you could be heading to Aberfeldy. Aberfeldy Distillery is known to…

What a chance to visit a beautiful Highland distillery and the home of Dewar’s? Good, because with our help you could be heading to Aberfeldy.

Aberfeldy Distillery is known to Scotch whisky fans as the home of one of the sweetest and most satisfying drams around with a characteristic honeyed note that means it’s often referred to as the ‘Golden Dram’. This is why we thought it would be neat to team up with the folks at the distillery to give you a chance to win a trip there thanks to actual golden tickets! 

Win a VIP trip to Aberfeldy Distillery

Fancy the trip of a lifetime?

The grand prize is a distillery trip to Aberfeldy for two people (winner and a guest) including travel from your home, hotel transfers in Scotland, and one nights’ hotel accommodation. On the first day, your distillery trip will include an ‘Immersion tour’ of Dewar’s Aberfeldy distillery. Oh, and there’s even a runner-up prize across the course of the competition, with fourteen lucky people set to win an Aberfeldy The Golden Dram Tasting Collection. Pretty great, right?

To enter, you just need to pick yourself up a bottle (or more) of any of the following: Aberfeldy 12 Year Old, Aberfeldy 12 Year Old with Gold Bar Tin, Aberfeldy 16 Year Old or Aberfeldy 21 Year Old to receive a golden ticket. They are get sent out with purchases and all you have to do is scan the QR codes for an instant win. Easy-peasy and you get to taste some lovely whisky.

You have until 12 December to enter, so don’t miss out. Best of luck!

MoM Aberfeldy Distillery Golden Ticket Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 10:00:00pm 29 November to 23:59 12 December 2021. 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 VIP trip to Highland Park Distillery

One of the world’s most famous whisky distilleries could be in your sights if victory is yours in our latest VIP trip competition. It’s always been a belief of ours…

One of the world’s most famous whisky distilleries could be in your sights if victory is yours in our latest VIP trip competition.

It’s always been a belief of ours that if you really want to understand a whisky, you need to see inside the distillery where it’s made and meet the people who make it. This is particularly true of the legendary Highland Park Distillery, one of just two distilleries to call the Orkney Islands home and a brand that has a compelling sense-of-place story. 

For many whisky fans, seeing Highland Park in its Orkney home is a bucket-list destination and many of us would do frankly terrible things in order to drink its delicious whisky where it’s made. Good thing, then, that’s we’re giving you a chance to go there.

Win a VIP trip to Highland Park Distillery

You could be here soon! Image credits: Søren Solkær

If you win, what you’ll enjoy is standard or economy travel for you (and your chosen plus-one, pick wisely!) from an airport in the UK to Orkney and then standard accommodation there for two nights. A complimentary breakfast will also be provided by the hotel, as well as a lunch and a dinner for two people. There will also be an Orkney Islands tour as well as, and get ready to freak whisky geeks, a VIP private tour of the distillery.

To enter, you just need to pick yourself up a bottle (or more) of any of the following: Highland Park Cask Strength Cask Strength Release No.2, Highland Park 12 Year Old, Highland Park 15 Year Old Viking Heart, Highland Park 18 Year Old Viking Pride, and/or Highland Park 21 Year Old – 2020 Release. Do that and you’ll be in it to win it. Simple and you get to enjoy some delicious whisky.

You have until 12 December to enter, so don’t miss out. Best of luck!

MoM Highland Park Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 10:00:00pm 29 November to 23:59 12 December 2021. 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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#WhiskySanta’s Talisker 41 year old 1978 Super Wish

Who’s ready for some #WhiskySanta Monday magic? Good, because this week’s Super Wish is so good you’d swim to the Isle of Skye to taste it… It’s Talisker 41 year old…

Who’s ready for some #WhiskySanta Monday magic? Good, because this week’s Super Wish is so good you’d swim to the Isle of Skye to taste it… It’s Talisker 41 year old 1978!

Ho, ho, ho! We’re really getting into the Super Wish groove now, aren’t we? Personally, I play Bob Sinclar’s Rock This Party every time I’m putting together a new giveaway. It doesn’t always have to be Christmas music, you know (just most of the time). Somebody who will be feeling the party vibes this week will be Mark @_VmarkV_, who has just won a bottle of Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old worth £1,700! 

Now, onto my latest Super Wish, which is another spectacular Scotch:

Talisker 41 year old 1978 Super Wish

Talisker 41 year old 1978 Super Wish

The second release in the Bodega series from the Isle of Skye distillery, Talisker 41 year old 1978 was distilled all the way back in, you guessed it, 1978, when #WhiskySanta had a ‘fro and platform shoes with little goldfish in the heels. The whisky was then aged in refill American oak barrels before it was treated to a finishing period in six Manzanilla sherry casks over 100 years old from Delgado Zuleta, one of Jerez’s oldest producers. I remember those days too. The afro was much more controversial then. I’ve always been ahead of my time. Eventually, once it reached the ripe old age of 41 years, the whisky was bottled at 50.7% ABV comes in a very stylish presentation case. Fancy.

To make your Super Wish, just head to Talisker 41 year old 1978 page and hit the big red button that says “Wish” on it. A box will pop up ready to send you onwards to a pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post and, once you hit ‘publish’, your wish may well become my command. As long as you do that by 23:59 GMT 25 Thursday. Oh, and Instagrammers can pop a post on their feed with the #WhiskySanta hashtag.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to dig my goldfish shoes out of storage and get the ‘70s playlist on. I’m very busy at the moment but everyone needs a little dance break from time to time.

#WhiskySanta

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Win a bottle of Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak!

To celebrate the launch of our new Macallan store we’re giving a bottle of one of its finest whiskies: the 2021 Release of its 25 Year Old Sherry Oak worth…

To celebrate the launch of our new Macallan store we’re giving a bottle of one of its finest whiskies: the 2021 Release of its 25 Year Old Sherry Oak worth £1,695!

Fans of The Macallan distillery might have noticed that its page on our website is looking extra snazzy. It’s had a bit of a revamp to make it a more immersive space, rich in content and featuring a store full of lovely Macallan whisky.

To mark this new development, we’ve decided to launch a new competition and offer you the chance to win a bottle of Macallan whisky. But not just any Macallan whisky. We’re giving you the opportunity to get your hands on the latest release from the Sherry Oak series, which if you’re not familiar with, is a range of delightful single malts, all matured in Oloroso sherry-seasoned casks for that classic Macallan character. And this one’s a doozy:

It’s The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2021 Release), worth £1,695!

Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak

It’s quite the prize, but that doesn’t mean you have to jump through hoops to enter. Simply head to the new store and purchase a bottle from the Macallan range. There are some exceptions listed in the T&Cs, but the headline is this: buy Macallan, possibly win big Macallan. So, what are you waiting for?

MoM Macallan 25 Year Old Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over in UK (excluding Northern Ireland). Entries accepted from 15 November to 21 November 2021. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Shipping restrictions apply. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. See full T&Cs for details.

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#WhiskySanta’s Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old Super Wish

Another week has come around which brings us ever closer to Christmas. Which means another #WhiskySanta Super Wish. And it’s a stonker: Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old. Stonk. Ho, ho, ho!…

Another week has come around which brings us ever closer to Christmas. Which means another #WhiskySanta Super Wish. And it’s a stonker: Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old. Stonk.

Ho, ho, ho! I’m back, and this time it’s personal. I am so enjoying Christmas this year. Before we get into this week’s Super Wish, I want to offer my congratulations to baz_dale who was the winner of last week’s amazing Midleton Method & Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old worth £1,550. Or over 6,000 premium mince pies. 

Bunnahabhain 40 year old super wish

But my big sack isn’t empty yet. Not by a long way as this week’s Super Wish is the gorgeous Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old single malt whisky from Islay worth nearly £1,700! Or 6,800 premium mince pies. We know that Master of Malt customers will love this Bunnahabhain. After all, the distillery was chosen over all the producers and brands in the entire world to be crowned our Whisky Icons Champion. This 40 year old has all the Bunnahabhain magic you’d expect, but turned up to 11. This is a Super Wish and a half. 

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old

If you’re not sure how to make your Super Wish, it’s easy! Just head to the page and hit the snazzy button which is red like my outfit and has the word “Wish” on it. A box will pop up ready to send you onwards to a pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post and, as long as you remember to hit ‘publish’ then you’ve completed your wish! If you’re one of those Instagrammers, then you can pop a post on your feed with the #WhiskySanta hashtag.

Now, I’m a busy supernatural being so do be sure to get those wishes in by 23:59 GMT Thursday 18 November. That leaves plenty of time to send it out on my sleigh (or a reputable courier service) and safely under your tree! It just doesn’t stop round here. Of course, it will stop, at Christmas, but until then, get wishing!

#WhiskySanta

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#WhiskySanta’s Midleton Method & Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old Super Wish

It’s Monday and that means #WhiskySanta has a showstopper of a Super Wish to tell you all about.  Ho, ho, ho! Did you all enjoy the first week of my…

It’s Monday and that means #WhiskySanta has a showstopper of a Super Wish to tell you all about. 

Ho, ho, ho! Did you all enjoy the first week of my return? I’ve already granted plenty of wishes, including my first Super Wish of the season. And we have a winner. Congratulations to Gary (@GazStoke), we know you’ll love your gorgeous crystal decanter bottle of Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition worth £1,500! 

Now it’s time to let your jaws drop to the floor in astonishment at my latest super wish: Midleton Method & Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old!

Worth £1,550 in human currency, to lovers of great Irish whiskey this beauty from Midleton’s experimental Method and Madness range is almost priceless.  It’s a single pot still whiskey that was initially aged in bourbon casks for 6 years, before being moved over to a ruby Port pipe (which was seasoned with a variety of wines before being further seasoned with ruby Port) to age for another 22 years. There’s really nowhere else that you’ll get whiskey like this other than from Midleton. It’s truly astounding stuff, with notes of fleshy mango, kiwi, toasted oak, light spice, barley grains, green banana, and ripe plums.

If you’re not sure how to make your super wish, it’s easy! Just head to Midleton Method & Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old page and hit the zazzy red button that says “Wish” on it. A box will pop up ready to send you onwards to a pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post and, as long as you remember to hit ‘publish’ then you’ve completed your wish! If you’re one of those Instagrammer folks, then you can pop a post on your feed with the #WhiskySanta hashtag.

Now, I’m a busy benevolent bee so do be sure to get those wishes in by 23:59 GMT Thursday 11 November. There’s method in my madness too, you know, and the elves need to get these beauties out to you wonderful folk in good time so we can move onto the next Super Wish, which I’ll reveal next Monday. For now, get wishing!

#WhiskySanta

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Win a VIP trip to Glenturret Distillery!

Glenturret is Scotland’s oldest working distillery but since 2019 it’s been forging a new exciting path. Want to see for yourself? Well, if you’re lucky, you might do just that……

Glenturret is Scotland’s oldest working distillery but since 2019 it’s been forging a new exciting path. Want to see for yourself? Well, if you’re lucky, you might do just that…

A few years back the Glenturret distillery was all about Famous Grouse, contributing whisky to its blend and being home to its tourist experience, as well being regarded as the oldest working distillery in Scotland. It was a small, manually operated site that would excite whisky geeks and made good whisky, but you weren’t likely to have seen a bottle of its single malt on any shelves.

That all changed when the Lalique Group and Swiss entrepreneur Hansjörg Wyss bought Glenturret from Edrington in 2018, ending the Famous Grouse association and beginning a period of major refurbishment. The charm hasn’t been lost and the traditional, manual process still exists, but the visitor area has been transformed and a new restaurant has opened taking inspiration from Lalique’s Michelin-starred properties in Alsace and Bordeaux promises a gastronomic experience like nothing in Scotland.

Most importantly of all, former Macallan whisky maker Bob Dalgarno has been brought on board to create a core range of Glenturret whiskies that demonstrate there’s spirit behind the stories. Glenturret is now standing on its own two feet, and having been myself I can assure you it’s a distillery worth seeing (and a menu worth tasting).

Good thing then, that we’re offering you and a plus one an all-expenses-paid trip to tour the distillery, have a 3-course lunch in the new restaurant, and stay overnight in the iconic Gleneagles hotel (with breakfast). 

Win a VIP trip to Glenturret Distillery

The distillery is a must-see for a Scotch whisky fan

Here’s what you’ll win in full:

  • standard or economy return travel for 2 people from any single named point of origin in the United Kingdom to the Glenturret Distillery in Perthshire, Scotland;
  • standard accommodation in Perthshire at The Gleneagles Hotel for 1 night for 2 people; 
  • complimentary breakfast at the accommodation for 2 people;
  • complimentary three-course lunch for 2 people; 
  • complimentary tour of the Glenturret Distillery; and
  • reasonable transportation expenses between the Distillery and the accommodation.

To be in with a chance to win, all you need to do is buy a bottle from the Glenturret range, like the delicious and versatile Triple Wood, the indulgent 12 Year Old, or the smouldering 10 Year Old Peat Smoke. Worth a go given you have delicious whisky to drown your sorrows should you fail to win.

But just imagine if you did. A fantastic distillery trip complete with luxury food and accommodation, all for the price of a bottle of whisky. Best of luck, everyone.

MoM Glenturret Distillery Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 12:00:01pm 8 November to 23:59 21 November 2021. 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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