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Category: Tequila

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…

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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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…

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…

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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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…

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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Summer spirits trends? Agave and Asian spirits top the charts

We take a look at 2017’s hottest summer spirits trends – based on what you’re drinking right now. With the sun presumably shining, what better way to toast the long…

We take a look at 2017’s hottest summer spirits trends – based on what you’re drinking right now.

With the sun presumably shining, what better way to toast the long summer days than with a top tipple? Whether it’s holiday serves or sippers, a little liquid indulgence goes a long way to add to that sunny feel-good factor. And you, our wonderful customers, clearly agree. We shipped 60% more spirits bottles this June and July than during the same two months in 2016 – which means more of you than ever enjoyed a summer drink from Master of Malt.

But it’s not all kicking back with a cocktail. We’ve spotted that you’re a savvy bunch indeed, with your seasonal sipping choices well ahead of the curve when it comes to summer spirits trends. And this is especially true when it comes to agave-based drinks and Asian spirits.

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Toast the ghosts on Día de los Muertos with these awesome agave spirits!

If you’re marking the Day of the Dead, why not honour the departed with one of these incredible Mexican spirits? Observed on 2 November each year, traditional Latin American celebration…

If you’re marking the Day of the Dead, why not honour the departed with one of these incredible Mexican spirits?

Observed on 2 November each year, traditional Latin American celebration Día de los Muertos dates back some 3,000 years and was first instigated by the Aztec people (who thoroughly enjoyed knocking back Tequila’s fermented predecessor pulque, FYI). Magical and macabre in equal measure, the cultural and religious holiday represents an opportunity to remember (and, depending on how superstitious you are, reconnect with) dead relatives and friends.

The celebrations centre on family gatherings around graves of the deceased – or often, altars in the home – which are decorated with candles, flowers, ceramic skulls, colourful ribbons, and continue with processions, live music, street food and the like. Sugar skulls and skeletons feature highly throughout, with the so-called grand dame of death, Calvera Catrina, at the epicentre, so at least picking an outfit is easy.

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World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners 2017

The winners of the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards were announced yesterday! Take a peek at who took home some weighty glass trophies and get your hands on…

The winners of the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards were announced yesterday! Take a peek at who took home some weighty glass trophies and get your hands on a Tasting Set filled with winners!
 
It’s that time of year once again – the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards winners have been announced! Champions have been crowned and many wieldible glass trophies have been handed out.
 
Of course, with these awards comes the desire to taste the tipples deemed to be so delicious that they deserve an award. Well, you’re in luck, as Drinks by the Dram have once again teamed up with the World Drinks Awards to create a selection of Tasting Sets filled with winners! Check all 8 of ’em out below.

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2016 Whisky Advent Calendar – Available for Pre-Order!

Drinks by the Dram have launched their 2016 range of Advent Calendars, and you can Pre-Order yours right now! Drinks by the Dram revealed their selection of spirit-filled Advent Calendars…

Drinks by the Dram have launched their 2016 range of Advent Calendars, and you can Pre-Order yours right now!

Drinks by the Dram revealed their selection of spirit-filled Advent Calendars for 2016 last week, all of which you can pre-order right this very second! Every calendar contains 24 different handmade wax-sealed 3cl drams, one behind each window, so you count down to Christmas while exploring spectacular whiskies, gins, rums, tequilas and more.

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#WhiskySanta Gives Away Thousands of Gifts at the Checkout!

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…

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!

[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!…

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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