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Master of Malt Dram Club – November 2017

After a night of frights, here’s a real treat for Master of Malt Dram Club members – this month’s superb drams of whisky, gin and rum.

Halloween has come and gone – now no one can use that as an excuse for not being excited about the ever-approaching Yuletide festivities! Not just that, Halloween’s passing brings a bounty of yet more delicious treats, as it’s time to see what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be receiving in November! Put away the spooky mask, grab a tasting glass and dive in, folks.

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Mixing spoons at the ready! Our guide to crafting a cracking Old Fashioned

Whether you’re an accomplished at-home bartender or tend to leave it to the professionals, we’re sure you’ll agree the Old Fashioned is a no-nonsense cocktail staple. Coinciding with Old Fashioned Week, running from 2 November, here’s our take on how to perfect the historic serve…

Of all the classic cocktails, the Old Fashioned is as classic as they come; a serve entrenched in the very beginnings of cocktail history. The first written recipe record of spirit, sugar and bitters dates back to 1802, with the world’s first celebrity bartender, Jerry Thomas, proclaiming it the ‘Whiskey Cocktail’ in 1862. A little over 30 years later, Manhattan bartender George J. Kappeler lists that tried and trusted trio of ingredients as a Brandy Old Fashioned in his book Modern American Drinks, coining the term on paper.

It’s now officially the best-selling classic cocktail in the world – its recent resurgence is often attributed to Mad Men’s Don Draper, who swaggers through the sixties with a tumbler in-hand – and also, unofficially, the most contentious. Sugar cube or simple syrup? Lemon or orange garnish? One big chunk of ice, or a cluster of smaller cubes? How many times should it be stirred? Bourbon, rye, or another spirit altogether? I started making it three hours ago, and it’s still not ready? Good lord, are you muddling cherries? It goes on.

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Categories : Cocktails, Cognac, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky
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With Halloween looming, check out these spine-chilling spirits…

Whether you’re in full-on costume-designing mode or plan on spending Halloween hiding from trick-or-treaters, we’ve rounded up some suitably spooky spirits to toast the occasion.

What does Halloween mean to you? Perhaps you’re hosting some kind of mystical moonlit bash (in which case we can definitely help), or maybe, like many others, you’ll be sat inside quietly cursing the doorbell with a drink in hand (we can also help with this). Whichever way you like to play it, have a read through our hot picks for some spooky and spirited inspiration that won’t murder your bank balance.

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Categories : Gin, Irish Whiskey, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Vodka
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Master of Malt Dram Club – October 2017

October is here, and with it comes an autumnal breeze and a fine harvest of brilliant Master of Malt Dram Club treats!
 

Stick your head outside and you’ll likely realise rather swiftly that it’s autumn and you need to rescue the sweatshirt from the clutches of the cat who has been using it as bedding since April. For some of us, this means that it’s time to dust off the combine harvester and collect the crops, fingers crossed for a good yield. Well, the deity in charge of crops has been kind this year and granted us a bountiful harvest of Dram Club Tasting Sets for October! The ritual sacrifices of busted inkjet printers and CRT monitors paid off! Let’s have a peek at what Dram Club members will be tucking in to this month…

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The world’s best boozy Advent calendars are ready to rock and roll!

Drinks by the Dram’s delicious range of spirits-filled Advent calendars are ready to ship – snap yours up today!

Our friends over at Drinks by the Dram announced details of their bumper range of booze-filled Advent calendars earlier this month. The stash has arrived at MoM Towers, and the heavenly haul is shipping now!

From whisky and gin to rum, Tequila, Cognac, and many, many more, each fabulously festive box is filled to the brim with 24 different wax-sealed drams, one tucked behind each window. There’s literally no tastier way to count down to Christmas!
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Categories : Absinthe, American Whiskey, Armagnac, Cognac, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Japanese Whisky, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky, World Whisky
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Just hours left to snap up a bargain in our Summer Sale!

All good things must come to an end, so they say (we’re not sure who ‘they’ are either, but supposedly it’s a wise bunch of folk). Our Summer Sale is indeed a Good Thing, with loads of bargains to be snapped up. Here’s the sad part – it’s coming to an end!

If you’re reading this in the northern hemisphere you will appreciate we’re already stretching the term ‘summer’ as far as we can – it’s downright chilly here. Winter is certainly coming. So this is your last chance to bag yourself a bargain, with amazing deals to be had on whisky, rum, gin, Cognac, Tequila, vodka, liqueurs, wine and more!

We’ve slashed our prices by up to 50% on hundreds of products, so if you’re planning an end-of-summer soiree there’s literally no better time to stock up. But be quick! The sale ends at 23:59 BST on Friday 22 September (aka – the autumn equinox).
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This is not a drill – spirit-filled Advent Calendars available to pre-order now!

Drinks by the Dram has released its 2017 range of brilliantly boozy Advent Calendars into the wild – pre-order yours now!

Drinks by the Dram has unveiled its bumper range of Advent Calendars for 2017 – and the range is bigger and better than ever. From whisky and gin to Cognac, Tequila and many, many more, every calendar is filled to the brim with 24 different 30ml samples of deliciousness. What’s more, you can pre-order yours right this very moment with but a mere click of the mouse!!

Every calendar contains 24 different wax-sealed drams, one behind each window, collectively adding up to an Advent Calendar of much magnificence. We’ve got The Whisky Advent Calendar, The Ginvent Calendar, The Rum Advent Calendar, The Tequila Advent Calendar, and many more up our sleeves to make sure the Christmas spirit is well and truly flowing this December.
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Categories : Absinthe, American Whiskey, Armagnac, Cognac, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Japanese Whisky, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky
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Master of Malt Dram Club – September 2017

The turn of September brings about cooler weather, colourful leaves, dinner pies and another month of Master of Malt’s Dram Club! Let’s see what’s in store for members in September.
 

It happens every year. Someone in the office accidentally glances at a calendar and an announces with surprise “Goodness gracious, it’s September already!” This plants a silent seed of panic in the heart of every living being in ear-shot, because somehow it’s bloomin’ September already. Set that panic aside for one moment, however, as there’s some joy that comes with that scary fact – another month of our Dram Club!

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Master of Malt Dram Club – August 2017

August has arrived, bringing with it another month of mouthwatering Master of Malt Dram Club sets. Let’s have a butcher’s at the treats awaiting Dram Club members.
 

Welcome to August 2017. Now, we know what you’re thinking. “What day of August is National Burger Day?” You’ve made an astute assumption that your pals at Master of Malt would know when National Burger Day is offhand. It’s always the last Thursday of August, meaning that it’s on the 31st August this year. This is knowledge that we were pretty much born with.

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Master of Malt Dram Club – July 2017

Take a look at what our Dram Club members will be receiving in July’s Dram Club Tasting Sets!
 

July has rolled around rather quickly this year, and we’re not sure why. We’re fairly certain the Earth hasn’t sped up its rotation or been sucked into some sort of space-time-continuum-altering vacuum, so let’s go with the classic “Time flies when you’re having fun” excuse. A positive aspect of this is that it’s already time to reveal the contents of July’s Dram Club Tasting Sets!

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