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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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    Win Tickets to the America's Cup World Series Sailors Lounge!

    by Master of Malt     30. June 2016 11:59

    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), as well as grandstand seating for the America's Cup race course!

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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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    World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners

    by Master of Malt     18. March 2016 10:35

    World Drinks Awards World Whiskies Awards 2016

    Yesterday saw the World's Best whiskies and spirits crowned at the World Drinks Awards, including the World Whiskies Awards.

    Before we get into the results though, some good news! Drinks by the Dram have once again teamed up with the World Drinks Awards to create an easy way to taste a whole bunch of these award winners! Head over to our World Drinks Awards 2016 page to browse their selection of 8 different World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners Tasting Sets.

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    Burns Night: Traditional vs. Untraditional

    by Sam Smith     19. January 2016 17:04

    Robert Burns

    So. Burns Night. That’s next week. Burns Suppers date back to 1801, with the first one being held by friends of the celebrated Scottish poet Robert Burns. They’ve continued ever since, with people around the world enjoying haggis, poetry and whisky on the 25th of January. When something happens for over 200 years, sometimes people think about trying to do something a bit untraditional - like the year that Monkey Shoulder hosted a Burns night celebrating Montgomery Burns and Jake wrote a blog post mostly about a completely different TV show character.

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    Whisky Christmas Crackers! Gin Christmas Crackers too!

    by Jake Mountain     9. December 2015 12:00

    Whisky Advent Calendar

    Last year Drinks by the Dram gave us spirits-and-liqueurs-filled Christmas Crackers and everybody saw that they were good. Very good. Frickin' awesome, in fact! They made Christmas dinner (one of the best things in the world) even better, whilst simultaneously taking care of after-dinner drinks. Thank you Drinks by the Dram.

    So, what now for 2015? Dedicated Whisky Crackers, of course! And Premium Whisky Crackers! And Gin Crackers! And the spirits-and-liqueurs-filled Christmas Crackers too, aptly renamed Spirit & Liqueur Crackers! All of the crackers - all available for despatch now!

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    #WhiskySanta Gives Away Thousands of Gifts at the Checkout!

    by Whisky Santa     27. November 2015 13:20

    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!)...

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    The Return of Ask #WhiskySanta... He'll grant one wish per day!

    by Whisky Santa     12. November 2015 16:00

    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!

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    #BagThisBottle is Back!

    by Master of Malt     19. October 2015 09:00

    #BagThisBottle Twitter Competition

    Earlier this year we launched our #BagThisBottle Twitter competition, with 10 lucky winners bagging themselves a free bottle of tip-top-tipples. Well guess what? We’re bringing #BagThisBottle back! In just a few quick clicks you could get your hands on a free bottle of some of the tastiest spirits around.

    Each day of the #BagThisBottle competition, we’re going to give away a different bottle to a different lucky winner on Twitter. To be in with a chance to be one of those aforementioned lucky winners, here’s what you’ll have to do…

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    2015 Whisky Advent Calendar - Now Available for Pre-Order!

    by Jake Mountain     21. September 2015 09:25

    Whisky Advent Calendar

    Ah yes, it's that time of year once again when Drinks by the Dram reveal their selection of fantastic spirits-filled advent calendars!

    The Entire Range is Now Available for Pre-Order here. (Estimated despatch late October.)

    As well as all your favourites such as The Whisky Advent Calendar and Ginvent Calendar (from the dream team of Drinks by the Dram and Gin Foundry), which are both back for a fourth year, 2015 sees the range extended with a dedicated Bourbon Calendar plus Rum, Cognac, Armagnac, Tequila, Mezcal, Vodka, Absinthe and erm... Naga Chilli Vodka calendars (the latter getting hotter each day!)

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