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Free Shipping to Commemorate Black Tot Day

by Jake Mountain     22. July 2016 10:00
  • On 31st July 1970 the Royal Navy issued the final ever daily rum ration, or daily tot.
  • Commemorate with Free UK shipping (or £5 off elsewhere) on world class rums until the end of the month.

    Black Tot Day Rum
  • On 31st July 1970 the Royal Navy issued the last ever daily rum ration, bringing to an end a naval tradition that dated back over three centuries (see timeline below). To commemorate, we're offering Free UK Shipping (or £5 off elsewhere) on all orders containing superb Pusser's, Rumbullion! or Black Tot Last Consignment rums until the end of July.


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    ISC Trophies for our 40 Year Old Speyside & #WhiskySanta!

    by Master of Malt     7. July 2016 11:30

    Master of Malt #WhiskySanta ISC

    Master of Malt 40yo Speyside and #WhiskySanta pick up Trophies at the International Spirits Challenge 2016!

    Last night we were bursting with pride as we picked up two massive shiny trophies at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2016 awards dinner. Firstly, our Master of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside was named Best Single Malt Scotch Over 21 Years Old! An absolutely colossal and humbling win, beating hundreds of fantastic whiskies to the prize. Our 50 Year Old Speyside also picked up a Gold medal.

    The tasting trophies are shaped like big 'ol tasting glasses. You could drink award-winning whisky out of them if you were so inclined (and we were).


    Spotlight on... Armagnac!

    by Jake Mountain     16. June 2016 12:10
  • Armagnac is a French brandy with a longer history than its famous cousin Cognac
  • Single distilled in continuous alambic to lower abv for richer, more full-bodied spirit
  • Bas-Armagnac area has 57% of vineyards and the most complex eaux-de-vie
  • Free UK shipping on Comte de Lauvia Bas-Armagnacs (or £5 off elsewhere)
  • Try Armagnac with a Drinks by the Dram Armagnac Tasting Set

    Spotlight on Armagnac Master of Malt
  • Armagnac is a fantastic spirit that many savvy drinkers, including many whisky fans, have begun exploring with enthusiasm in recent years. The good news is that there's never been a better time to dip a toe in the Armagnac 'eau', as we're offering Free UK Shipping on your *entire* order (or £5 off elsewhere) when you buy any bottle of Comte de Lauvia until the end of July. That includes their Fine, Réserve and Hors d'Age expressions, newly launched in the UK!


    Free UK Shipping until Father's Day!

    by Master of Malt     8. June 2016 15:00

    Father's Day Free Shipping

    Enjoy Free UK Shipping until Father's Day on all orders over £39!

    As part of our ongoing mission to eliminate shipping charges, we're offering Free UK Shipping on every order over £39 until Father's Day!

    That's some rather exciting news, whether you're still looking for perfect Father's Day Gifts or simply have your eye on some delicious whisky or other tasty treats!



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    Public Voting Open Now! - IWSC Best Online Retailer Award

    by Jake Mountain     6. June 2016 11:30

    IWSC Online Retailer

    Vote For Us as International Wine & Spirit Competition Best Online Retailer now!

    It's that time of year once again when we turn to our wonderful customers to help us claim a place on the final shortlist for the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Online Retailer of the Year award.


    'The Exceptional' Whiskies Now Available!

    by Jake Mountain     27. May 2016 14:30

    The Exceptional whisky

    The Exceptional Malt, Grain and Blend from Don Sutcliffe and former Managing Director of The Macallan Willie Phillips launch in the UK.

    Available on Master of Malt today are three new Scotch whiskies from American independent bottler Sutcliffe & Son, brought to the UK by Number One Drinks. Called 'The Exceptional', the chaps behind them are none other than Willie Phillips, who was Managing Director of The Macallan between 1978 and 1996 (crucial years for the development of this famous single malt, of course) and Craft Distillers Managing Director Don Sutcliffe who worked with him to grow The Macallan in the US back in the late 1980s. Friends for 25 years, The Exceptional is something of a passion project for them both, working also with Master Blender Bill Arthur.


    Father's Day Tasting Sets!

    by Jake Mountain     20. May 2016 12:00

    Drinks by the Dram Father's Day

    Pre-Order Drinks by the Dram's new Father's Day Whisky Tasting Sets now!

    Drinks by the Dram have released two new whisky tasting sets especially for Father's Day 2016: The Father’s Day Whisky Tasting Set and The Father’s Day Deluxe Whisky Tasting Set! Both of these fantastic gifts are now available for Pre-Order, despatching early next week.


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    Categories : Drinks by the Dram | Gifts | News | Whisky

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    Discounts on Bin-End Beers

    by Master of Malt     18. May 2016 11:30

    Bin-End Beer

    Get up to 50% off beer that's approaching or past its Best Before date on our Bin-Ends page.

    Hey, you know how beer has Best Before dates? Well, usually it's still fairly delicious even afterwards. With that in mind, we're going to start selling beers that have passed their Best Before date at a 50% discount as well as selling beers that are within a few weeks of their Best Before date at a 25% discount on our Bin-Ends page.

    Let's back up for a second. What exactly is a Best Before date? Unlike Use By dates, Best Before dates are an indicator of quality, not safety. In theory they represent the date after which the manufacturer of a food or drink estimates that its 'premium quality' may start to deteriorate. In practice, with beers, they can be fairly arbitrary (and many beer fans would find bottling dates more helpful). What's certain is that they're not somehow 'good' the day before the Best Before date and then 'bad' immediately after it.


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    Bathtub Gin 6 Litre Methuselah!

    by Jake Mountain     28. April 2016 18:00

    Bathtub Gin Methuselah

    Once upon a time we all bought our Bathtub Gin in 70cl bottles. That was fine, I suppose, but since March last year it's been available by the Magnum. That's 1.5 litres - over twice as big! Pleasing.

    Now, Bathtub Gin is going to be available by the Methuselah! That's 6 litres (or 4 Magnums)! Pre-Order yours here.


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    Build Your Own Tasting Set!

    by Jake Mountain     20. April 2016 16:47

    Build Your Own Tasting Set

    At Christmas we launched a fancy new 'Build your own Advent Calendar' service so you could select your own 3cl drams to enjoy in the run-up to the big day with your very own bespoke calendar.

    Now, we've teamed up with Drinks by the Dram once again so that you can now 'Build your own Tasting Set' too!



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