We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

Master of Malt Blog

Something Awesome this way comes

I’m sure you’ll all remember the frankly fantastic couple of bottlings launched by the irrepressible duo from Caskstrength Neil and Joel in the past year or so? First up was…

I’m sure you’ll all remember the frankly fantastic couple of bottlings launched by the irrepressible duo from Caskstrength Neil and Joel in the past year or so?

First up was an Arran – a delight of a whisky with a frankly absurdly low outturn of only 92 bottles. This astonishing bottling rapidly sold out, and is now changing hands for hundreds of pounds on auction sites.

Second was an astonishing Benriach, matured for an impressive 16 years, and finished for 4 of those years in a Pedro Ximenez cask. This too, sold out in incredibly short order.

After ‘A’ for Arran, and ‘B’ for Benriach, must come ‘C’.

25 Comments on Something Awesome this way comes

Online Retailer (and Innovation) of the Year, and a round-up of 2012

Last week was quite a week. Tuesday evening saw the MoM team in the opulent surroundings of the Dorchester hotel, having been nominated for not one, but two awards at…

Master of Malt Wins the DRA 2012

Last week was quite a week.

Tuesday evening saw the MoM team in the opulent surroundings of the Dorchester hotel, having been nominated for not one, but two awards at the highly prestigious Drinks Retailing Awards – organised by Off Licence News. Spoiler alert: We won them both.

13 Comments on Online Retailer (and Innovation) of the Year, and a round-up of 2012

Back in the US of A!

And…we’re back! That’s right folks, we’re now shipping to the USA again! It was scary there for a moment, but this brave little eagle has personally agreed to fly all…

And…we’re back! That’s right folks, we’re now shipping to the USA again! It was scary there for a moment, but this brave little eagle has personally agreed to fly all of your packages across the Atlantic ocean for just a few kippers a day!

2 Comments on Back in the US of A!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company – Seven Brand New Releases

Yep. Seven. Like a striding colossus of the whisky industry powered by pure inspiration, awesomeness and zeitgeist*, That Boutique-y Whisky Company have brought you not one, but seven brand new…

Yep.

Seven.

Like a striding colossus of the whisky industry powered by pure inspiration, awesomeness and zeitgeist*, That Boutique-y Whisky Company have brought you not one, but seven brand new releases, as well as a second batch of Aberlour.

Without any further ado:

No Comments on That Boutique-y Whisky Company – Seven Brand New Releases

Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin

This week, through thick snow and in the picturesque undulations of Northamptonshire, the Warner Edwards team has been busily bottling up their brand new Harrington Dry Gin – a debut…

This week, through thick snow and in the picturesque undulations of Northamptonshire, the Warner Edwards team has been busily bottling up their brand new Harrington Dry Gin – a debut spirit from old Uni pals Sion Edwards and Tom Warner. We’re going to give the gin a road-test shortly, but first some history and background…

Sion and Tom met at university and became good friends from the very beginning, bonding over a love of rugby and the fact they both came from family farms. After graduating, they took on steady jobs and a few years later, feeling slightly bored, decided it was time to embark on a project together, utilising their farming backgrounds.

No Comments on Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin

Winner of the Highland Park Distillery Trip!

You bought loads of Highland Park for Christmas, and each of you who did earned a chance to win an amazing trip to the Highland Park Distillery in Orkney! Now…

You bought loads of Highland Park for Christmas, and each of you who did earned a chance to win an amazing trip to the Highland Park Distillery in Orkney! Now that you’ve cracked open the bottle (or gifted it to a loved one) to enjoy while drafting your resolutions for 2013, it’s time to announce the lucky chap (or chappette) who’s going to Orkney.

Drumroll, please…

No Comments on Winner of the Highland Park Distillery Trip!

Glenmorangie Ealanta – New Release

I like the Langham Hotel. I like the Landau restaurant within the Langham Hotel, recently taken over by Albert and Michel Roux Jr. especially as there’s a lunch menu which…

I like the Langham Hotel.

I like the Landau restaurant within the Langham Hotel, recently taken over by Albert and Michel Roux Jr. especially as there’s a lunch menu which will allow you change from £80 for two people… We’ll get onto the whisky in a bit. Patience.

I *really* like the hotel’s bar – Artesian, the meeting place for the launch of Glenmorangie’s newest addition to their Private Collection. Ealanta. In the last couple of years Artesian has come on leaps and bounds under the supremely competent stewardship of Head Bartender Alex Kratena.

It’s possible to get one of the best Martinis in London at the bar in Artesian—The Langham Martini (and for almost £20 including service, it wants to be) and on Wednesday evening I did just that.

No Comments on Glenmorangie Ealanta – New Release

Important Changes to Shipping…

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that as of 14 January 2013, new aviation transport regulations have gone into effect that will make it *very* difficult…

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that as of 14 January 2013, new aviation transport regulations have gone into effect that will make it *very* difficult for us to ship to the US. You may find that shipping to the States is unavailable intermittently over the next few weeks as we test alternative shipping routes. Boo.

This doesn’t mean that we will *NOT* ever again ship to the US, it simply means that right now, it’s very difficult to send you any gin, whisky, tequila, rum, cognac, vodka—basically, anything with a high abv. Double boo.

8 Comments on Important Changes to Shipping…

That Boutique-y Whisky Company – another 3 releases

It’s a scary place, the brain of Ben. It consists mainly of Alan Partridge and Father Ted episodes, cocktail recipes, and rain-man-esque recall of horsepower and torque figures for most…

It’s a scary place, the brain of Ben.

It consists mainly of Alan Partridge and Father Ted episodes, cocktail recipes, and rain-man-esque recall of horsepower and torque figures for most production cars. There’s also usually something in there about whisky.

What I can tell you about the brain of Ben though, is that these Boutique-y whiskies have recently been upgraded from ‘a bit of fun’, to ‘something with a lot of potential’.

Because of this, you’re going to see a pretty decent number of new releases from brand spanking new distilleries over the next few weeks / months, and if the results of some of the recent whisky auctions are anything to go by, I think we’ll see them selling out in pretty short order.

 

1 Comment on That Boutique-y Whisky Company – another 3 releases

We’re extending our Christmas last order deadline!

News just in: We’ve brokered a deal with Santa’s top reindeer breeder to provide our elves with the fastest mode of transport in all the land. Thanks to our new…

News just in: We’ve brokered a deal with Santa’s top reindeer breeder to provide our elves with the fastest mode of transport in all the land. Thanks to our new herd of reindeer (and a sleigh we found in a garage) we’re  able to extend our final order deadline for Christmas Eve delivery to the UK mainland until midday on Sunday 23rd December!

Call us insane if you please, but if you’re the kind of person who buys your Xmas presents when you get that flash of inspiration at the very last minute, you can still buy your gifts from us until midday this coming Sunday.

Pop over to our Christmas gift page to find those final stocking fillers or gifts for relatives you may have forgotten about (we won’t tell).

If you still need to grab wine to accompany Christmas dinner or even whisky and brandy to cap the day off with – order now to be in time for the night before Christmas.

Have a great holiday!

No Comments on We’re extending our Christmas last order deadline!

Type on the field below and hit Enter/Return to search