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Dandelyan releases its last cocktail menu… ever!

Since it opened in 2015, Dandelyan at the Mondrian Hotel has become a London institution, winning awards and fans for its experimental but always delicious cocktails. Sadly it closes at the end of the year. We take a peek at the final menu which is available now.

And now the end is near and we have reached the final curtain, or something like that. Yes, it’s the very last cocktail menu at Dandelyan at the Mondrian London: a bar that has won more awards than Mariah Carey has wardrobe changes (which is a lot) including World’s Best Cocktail Bar at the Spirited Awards 2017.

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Win a VIP trip to the Ardbeg Distillery

VIP trip to The Ardbeg Distillery
  • WIN the trip of a lifetime to Islay and Ardbeg Distillery!
  • Three winners and their lucky plus-ones will enjoy a distillery tour, tastings, an enhanced Ardbeg activity and an overnight stay with meals and more!
  • Everyone’s a winner – Ardbeg 10 Year Old is now just £34.95!
  • Award-winning Scotch whisky. Incredible food. Adventures on air, land and sea. A scenic Scottish island. All of this can be yours. “How is all this possible?” We hear you cry. Because we’re offering an incredible VIP 2 night stay for three human persons (and their +1s) at the Seaview Cottage at Ardbeg Distillery!

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    Copper stills ‘reawakened’ at Brora

    The legendary Brora Distillery moves a step closer to reopening as the original copper pot stills have just been removed for refurbishment.

    Whisky lovers know that the shape of the still is a crucial factor in creating the unique flavour of their favourite drams so it is a relief that the old Brora stills have been pronounced in sound condition. The pair were removed from the closed distillery and have been taken 200 miles to Diageo Abercrombie coppersmiths in Alloa where they were checked over using ultrasound. The careful restoration process can now begin.

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    #WhiskySanta’s Craigellachie 31 Year Old Super Wish!

    Get those fingers of yours crossed, for #WhiskySanta has yet another spectacular Super Wish lined up. This week, he’s giving away a bottle of Craigellachie 31 Year Old worth £1,500!

    If you’ve been keeping track of my stupendous Super Wishes, you’ll have seen me give away an Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar and an awesome 1967 secret distillery indie bottling from Douglas Laing. Both wonderful things, we can agree. How am I going to follow this? There are two roads to choose – I could keep upping the stakes and give away something even more amazing, or I could go full-on disappointment and give away four slightly tatty boxes of animal-shaped ice cream wafers. As much as I love those crunchy little devils, I reckon I should keep on impressing you all with my next Super Wish prize – it’s a bottle of Craigellachie 31 Year Old worth £1,500!

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    The Nightcap: 16 November

    It wouldn’t be Friday without our weekly round-up of all the booze news – you’ve tuned in to another edition of The Nightcap!

    For many people, the work week is coming to a close, meaning there’s a well-earned weekend incoming. As you get ready to dig in to whatever glorious weekend-y plans you’ve got lined up, we’ve compiled yet another buffet of news from all over the drinks world in one handy blog post. Welcome to The Nightcap, folks!

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    Fabulous Festive Necessities

    Fabulous Festive Necessities

    The season to be jolly is rapidly approaching, and we’ve got baubles and crackers aplenty so you can spread the spirit of Christmas MoM-style!

    Christmas is almost upon us. The most wonderful time of the year is nearly here. Soon it’ll be time to awkwardly hoist your Christmas tree down from the attic. And you’ll need to decorate it. You’ll also need to decide what should actually go under it. Don’t forget about after-Christmas dinner drinks! Christmas may be all kinds of magical and brilliant, but my word, there is so much to do.

    Fortunately, we’re already very much in the Christmas spirit here at MoM Towers. We’re dedicated to helping you see in the season with plenty of festive cheer. While our omniscient, red-coated, heavily-bearded, festive and acclaimed friend #WhiskySanta has been giving away £250,000-worth of the finest spirits to all you lovely drinks fans, we’ve been busy compiling a list of fabulous festive necessities, just for you! That’s right, we’ve got an array of boozy baubles and crackers right here, ready and primed to assist with that all-important decoration process. Enjoy!

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    Pass the Courvoisier

    With its lively history, Courvoisier has more than earned its place among the big four Cognac houses. We hit up its Jarnac HQ to get geeky about production, unlock its links to the Eiffel Tower, and marvel at a lock of Napoleon Bonaparte’s actual hair….

    The Courvoisier story begins not at its headquarters on the banks of the Charente river, but in Paris, in the suburb of Bercy, back in 1809. Founder Emmanuel Courvoisier started his career as a wine and spirits merchant, and operated several cellars in the area.

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    MoM scoops TWO trophies at UK Social Media Comms Awards 2018

    We’re delighted to announce that we did the double at the UK Social Media Communications Awards 2018 – #WhiskySanta claimed Best Social Media Campaign, while this very blog was named Best Blog!

    Last night we attended the UK Social Media Communications Awards 2018 at the Montcalm Marble Arch, where the best and most innovative use of social media (and, well, communication) across all industries was rewarded with shiny trophies. Your fave online retailer was among the winners. Twice. Oh yeah.

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    Red Spot Whiskey relaunch – the top spot in Dublin

    To celebrate the rebirth of Red Spot whiskey, we descended into Mitchell & Son’s cellars deep beneath the streets of Dublin for a trip back into Irish distilling history (and we got to try the whiskey, obviously.)

    Jonathan Mitchell from the family-owned wine merchant described the relaunch as “the biggest day of all, we’ve had orders for Red Spot for two years.” We were at the historic Shelbourne Hotel and from there we walked to Mitchell & Son’s old cellars beneath Fitzwilliam Lane to try the long-awaited whiskey. The family has been in business since 1805 but their whiskey story starts in 1887 when they began sending empty casks of port, sherry, Malaga and Marsala to the John Jameson and Sons distillery at nearby Bow Street to be filled with spirit. This would have been made from a mixture of malted and unmalted barley, triple-distilled in a giant pot still.

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    Save £25 with That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar Flash Sale!

    We’re getting you ready for a spectacular Christmas countdown with a Flash Sale on That Boutique-y Gin Company’s Advent Calendar until tomorrow!

    ***UPDATE: THIS FLASH SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY ANOTHER 24 HOURS BY POPULAR DEMAND!***

    Hands up if you fancy having a decidedly delicious December packed with top-notch gins. While we can’t actually see if anyone has raised their hands, we assume that most of the people perusing the MoM Blog would definitely enjoy such a tasty December. So, we’re making that easier to do by having a Flash Sale on one of our favourite festive Drinks by the Dram treats: grab a That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar now for just £74.95!

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