Master of Malt Whisky Blog

Month: February 2011

Whisky Tastings

Whisky Tasting

You’re probably wondering what this post is about. If you suspected it was an announcement that we, the chaps at Master of Malt, have started running tasting sessions from the comfort and luxury of our town centre offices in Royal Tunbridge Wells, then you’d be correct.

Your questions may be:

1. “What will they involve?

2. “How does it affect me?”

3. “But I don’t live in Tunbridge Wells!”


Categories : Tasting Notes, Whisky
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Win an Irish Whiskey Getaway for Two

Chestibor in his lucky green hat

Chestibor Chihuahua has brought down his green hat and lucky four leaf clover collar and that can only mean one thing; St Patrick’s day is nearly upon us!

With just a few weeks to go we’ve teamed up with Cooley distillery to offer one lucky winner the chance to visit the distillery with their better half and enjoy two days of wining, dining, whiskeying and general good times..

We reckon you’ll love this; it’s a great prize for any whiskey lover, and it’s a brilliant opportunity to indulge in an experience you’ll be talking about for years to come. More…

Categories : Competitions, Irish Whiskey, Whisky
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Making A Bitter Rum Chocolatsky – by Chris Hoban

Cocktail Ingredients

Continuing on in our series of guest cocktail posts, we are thrilled to bring you Chris Hoban, who writes for the excellent Edinburgh Whisky Blog – a detailed, brilliantly written site about all things whisky and drinks related.

Joshua Hatton

Chris’ brief was simple: concoct a delicious winter cocktail using our 8 Year Old Blend and our new Whisky Bitters. This is what Chris came up with… More…

Categories : Cocktails, Rum, Vodka, Whisky
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A liqueur for the Single Malt Connoisseur

Master of Malt 10 Year Old Speyside Whisky Liqueur

Are you a single malt drinker of discerning tastes? Do you have the cocked eyebrow and furrowed brow of a whisky aficionado of esteem and worldliness?

Well, we regularly cock our eyebrows and furrow our brows (as evidenced by the photo of the devilishly charming Sir Roger Moore below).

We also find that most whisky liqueurs are too sweet for our liking. And are often made with cheap grain whisky, instead of top quality single malt. Eurrghh! This will not do!

So we decided to do something wholly unthought-of – we created a whisky liqueur for the single malt connoisseur.

This was much, much easier said than done though, in fact this liqueur has been literally months in the making. More…

Categories : Liqueurs, Scotch Whisky
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Tasting our new Single Cask Caol Ila

Caol Ila

The most recent addition to our single cask whisky selection is a 30 Year Old Caol Ila, distilled in 1980.


It was aged in a refill hogshead, and is of a release including just 154 bottles, all of which are non chill-filtered and bottled at natural cask strength (which was 57.4%).


Having never tried a Caol Ila of this age that wasn’t delicious, we’re looking forward to getting our lips around this one… More…

Categories : Scotch Whisky, Tasting Notes, Whisky
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Making The Yarmulzaki – by Joshua Hatton

Cocktail Ingredients

We asked a few well-known spirits/drinks writers to come up with delicious wintry cocktails using our 8 year old blended whisky, and our new cask-aged whisky bitters.

Joshua Hatton

This week we’ve teamed up with Joshua Hatton to bring you the next thrilling instalment in our guest cocktail blog series. Joshua not only writes a superb blog, he is also President and Founder of the Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society based over in the good ol’ US of A. We posted Joshua a bottle of our very own 8 year old blended whisky and a bottle of our brand new and very fine cask-aged whisky bitters. More…

Categories : Cocktails, Scotch Whisky, Whisky
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