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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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    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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    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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    Master of Cocktails - Maid in Cuba

    by Ben Ellefsen     10. November 2014 10:50

    Master of Cocktails Made in Cuba

    Right then Ladies and Gents - time for this week's #MasterofCocktails. We're going to be making a drink I first tried a year or so ago at the Savoy, and is a drink created by the one and only @tomwalker86 for a Bacardi bartending competition, so it of course prominently features the classic rum at its core - yes, we're making a 'Maid In Cuba' recipe this week.

    We were supposed to make it last week, so thanks for waiting patiently. Definitely well worth the wait, though. It's a good 'un.

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    Our International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 Winnings

    by Sam Smith     23. July 2014 10:20

    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014

    The folks here at MoM Towers aren’t going to win the World Cup anytime soon. Our team, Bitter Bastards FC, are just a few players short of a full squad and therefore wouldn’t qualify, so the German team has nothing to be worried about… Yet. We’re also not going to win Wimbledon, despite a small subset of us being pretty gosh-darn good at squash (they’re basically the same sport, one just has more passive aggressive connotations and a wall). Oscars? Probably not. Grammys? Unlikely. Nobel Peace Prize? Doubtful at best. Medals for making stunning drinks? Now you’re talking!

    That’s right, that little preamble is leading up to us proudly showing off the medals our products scooped up at the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014. We’re always immensely excited and grateful when the products we make are commended by the highly knowledgeable tasters behind these awarding bodies - it really does mean the world to us.

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    Master of Cocktails - The Strawberry Daiquiri

    by Ben Ellefsen     30. June 2014 11:53

    Master of Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri

    Right then y'all. It’s time once again for #MasterofCocktails. This week's drink (and next week's come to think of it), are both drinks that you *should* feel comfortable ordering if they're made correctly.

    They are both pink though. Very pink.

    This one (as you may have guessed) is a Strawberry Daiquiri. We're making it properly, which means no strawberry syrup, no strawberry liqueur and absolutely no sweet and sour mix. Shall we?

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    Master of Cocktails - The Mojito

    by Ben Ellefsen     23. June 2014 12:28

    Master of Cocktails Mojito

    Sticking with the Daiquiri theme, we're (finally) making Mojitos this week on #MasterofCocktails. It's taken a while to get round to it, but is there a more crowd-pleasing summer drink?

    Now the very first thing you're going to need to do is take a small amount of granulated sugar...

    and do this with it...

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    Master of Cocktails - The Daiquiri

    by Ben Ellefsen     16. June 2014 10:52

    Master of Cocktails Daiquiri

    In this week's #MasterofCocktails we’re making what is probably the most abused drink in the history of all time: The Daiquiri.

    It's such a blisteringly simple drink when done correctly. Rum. Sugar. Lime. That's all.

    Now, there are some variations worth lauding (we're going to do a few over the next couple of weeks), but the classic version is one that should be in everyone's repertoire.

    The recipe really couldn't be simpler. Can you remember the following?

     

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    New Product – Rumbullion! XO 15yo

    by Ben Ellefsen     11. June 2014 12:00

    Professor Cornelius Ampleforth Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old

    It’s hard to believe, but the original Rumbullion! hasn’t even been with us for 3 years yet.

    Initially launched in November 2011, and followed by a punchier Navy-Strength version late in 2012 (you’ll want to click on that one – it’s got explosives in it), it felt like high time we stepped up and produced a super-premium version.

    With this in mind, development and sourcing work for this ultra-aged expression began over 2 years ago – it’s taken us this long to find a reliable source of exceptional, superbly-aged Caribbean rum that fits and compliments the flavour-profile of the original offering.

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    Master of Cocktails - Piña Colada

    by Ben Ellefsen     5. May 2014 14:39

    Master of Cocktails Pina Colada

    This week's #MasterofCocktails is a bank holiday treat – Piña Coladas! Now, there are two reasonably important 'tricks' to this drink, well, one really...

    The first trick is NO ICE. We're not using any in the preparation of this drink – instead we're using frozen pineapple. The second trick is to use an uber-ripe pineapple. All of the sweetness from this drink comes from the fruit. So, like I said – sort of one trick, but nevertheless.

    We're also going to be weighing all the ingredients this time around, just for ease of reference.

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