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#WhiskySanta Gives Away The World’s Finest Whisky

Whisky Santa Pug Yamazaki Sherry 2013

Since I began granting one Christmas wish per day, there’s been one product in particular that’s been rather popular on your wishlists. Some chap in a panama hat with fluorescent eyes said it was rather good or something. Not much call for panama hats at the North Pole, you know. Still, if there’s one thing I’ve learned travelling all around the globe every year it’s that it takes all sorts!

To be precise, many of you have been wishing for Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013, which was named World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015. Now, unlike myself, the author of this booklet isn’t actually an omniscient supernatural being. (Even if many appear to treat it as if it really were a religious text.) A Sherried winter warmer though, eh? It does sound rather up my street…

World Whisky of the Year Yamazaki Sherry 2013

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 – 48.0%
World Whisky of the Year – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015

The problem was, the chaps at Master of Malt who fulfil the #WhiskySanta wishes didn’t have any of this particular rare single malt in stock! Luckily for them, if there were bottles out there, I naturally knew just where to find them (from a far away supplier, in case you were wondering – Master of Malt never sit on stock). It still wasn’t easy mind, had to break my ‘no flying during the rest of the year’ rule and everything. Caused a right stir when Dunder and Blixem got a bit excited and caused a sonic boom over Kent. Dasher gave them a right earful, but you simply can’t imagine the paperwork that’s involved after an incident like that…

Never mind though, if I can make Christmas 2014 that little bit more special for just one boy or girl (of legal drinking age in their country of residence), then it’s all worth it for Whisky Santa. Once the whisky was secured, it was then simply a case of waiting for one of these popular wishes to inevitably pop up as the winner on a particular day. Well that day is today! Congratulations @thektuck, your Christmas wish has been granted and Master of Malt are sending you a bottle of Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013! (As it turned out, it was her 16th wish for a Yamazaki in November that was chosen! Keep the faith people!)

 

 

Basically this, but for a whisky-loving adult.

I also gave some of this popular whisky to the chaps from Drinks by the Dram to turn into 3cl samples, which means I have just enough to give away one dram per day to all of you who are still wishing for the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 right up until midday (GMT) on 24th December! (Again, to be clear, it really is all gone after that.) So keep those #WhiskySanta wishes on Twitter and Facebook coming in for this, as well as all the wishes for full bottles and you may just get an early pressie yet!

Oh and @thektuck, it would be quite nice if you could put out a small measure of this special Yamazaki in a tasting glass by your fireplace (alongside a carrot and a mince pie) before you go to bed on Christmas Eve. There’s a good girl.

Whisky Santa

P.S. A list of everybody whose wishes have been granted so far and what they wished for can be found at the bottom of my previous blog post.

Categories : Competitions, News, Whisky

75 comments on “#WhiskySanta Gives Away The World’s Finest Whisky”

  1. James Gradwell says:

    Absolutely brilliant!

  2. Lynn says:

    Wish it had been me .Santa please think of me next time.

  3. Juliann Kent says:

    Dear Whiskey Santa,
    I have been such a good girl (as of now). I have even been practicing nightly leaving out cookies and a splash of Bowmore to prepare for your big night . I have, however, become accustom to the draining the practice glasses with my husband. With all the days of preparation…I may need a refill…. and Yamakazi Sherry Cask 2013 would be a great replacement! Consider this a win-win… the tasting glass will be waiting by the fireplace. See you soon Whiskey Santa!

    Juliann K.

  4. Melanie Metz says:

    Need something special to keep me warm this Christmas

  5. Dear Whisky Santa,
    What I’d really like for Christmas this year is Yamakazi Sherry Cask Whisky. I haven’t been at all naughty this year honestly (except for that one occasion when I got carried away with a bottle of 10 year old Springbank, oh and that other occasion with a really tasty Macallans, oh and…..). Anyway Whisky Santa, I’ve been really nice because I didn’t keep it all to myself so if you bring me some Yamakazi I’d make sure I shared it and spread the Christmas cheer. Thank you Whisky Santa.
    Dana A.

  6. sj anderson says:

    I am looking to get a gift for a good friend of mine getting ready to retire from the US Navy. Admittedly, he has access to much, but I am limited given a recent layoff at age 54. That is one thing I would ask. Thank you.

  7. Jill Hulme says:

    I would love to give this to my husband, he really enjoyed the whiskey Advent calendar I bought him last year, the best present he had ever had.

  8. Mark Green says:

    Dear Whisky Santa

    I’ve been really good this year, and have purchased lot’s of nice Japanese Whisky from my friends at the Master of Malt (Nikka Taketsura 21, NIkka Coffee Grain, etc) and a nice fancy whisky calendar (hic…). Imagine my disappointment when I found out that someone had stolen all of the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 (as opposed to the Yakakazi Sherry Cask 2013 mentioned in previous requests above, which is an entirely different beast altogether;) ). I really hope you can bring me some Xmas cheer in my hour of need. I would make a good owner and promise to feed it and take it out for walks when required……

    Yours faithfully
    M Green …hic

  9. Catherine Medina says:

    I would love my wish granted across the pond!

  10. Christine Bugg says:

    Dear Whiskey Santa i would love a wee dram to put in son in laws homemade Christmas Cracker

  11. Lou Perry says:

    I would love a single taste for my wonderful brother. He is so special and has always been there for me and our baby brother. Thanks for granting my wish.

  12. Nancy says:

    The wish is for my son who is an army surgeon…maybe the reindeer can make a long distance trip…

  13. sam odell says:

    Dear #Whiskysanta, I am a small, lonely whisky-elf, down on his luck and all outta popsicles. I had a toymaking job, but had to leave following an accident involving my little witches fingers, a bottle of bowmore and a reindeer. What i really need is a warm dram to restore my magical powers, so that I may return to Japan and work there in one of Santa’s other, OTHER factories. Masks my wish come truuuuuue! X x

  14. Bente Skovlund says:

    Dear Whiskysanta, I am always a good girl and I would love to pass on any gift that you would grant me 🙂

  15. Hellie says:

    Dearest Whiskey Santa

    I think I am on your nice list this yule, but i could so easily be persuaded to turn to the dark side and hop on the naughty list if thats what it takes for you to grant my christmas wish.
    It would be simply splendid to receive a Ginvent calendar to start the festivities. I am a girl who loves a good gin, or twenty four, and well, there are so many to choose from. I have been trying my hardest to work my way through several merry bottles which i have, of course, purchased from master of malt.
    Just imagine my delight , oh to sample a new gin friend every day right up to the big day itself.

    "Chin-Chin" Santa Baby x

  16. Max Kingaby says:

    Dear Santa.

    I have just received my rum advent calender, and have realized the there are only 24 doors in it. My dilemma now is now what to drink on the BIG day.
    As you know i have been a good boy all year
    I’m sure in your ultimate wisdom you would be able to find the perfect surprise for me.

    Cheers Santa

  17. julie hughes says:

    sounds amazing. I wish.

  18. Kostas kamberidis says:

    Dear Santa

    Wow, this is THE greatest idea for a christmas present and I’d really like to taste this fine whisky.
    I keep my fingers croosed…

    Cheers from Greece! 🙂

  19. Gqry says:

    I have an unopened bottle of the Yamazaki :^), Christmas came early on hearing that it is the best whisky in the world.

  20. Tina Litton says:

    Dear Santa, Besides my husband loving to taste this fine whiskey, we have a friend turning 70 in December. The two are whiskey lovers and get together to taste unusual blends. Hopefully Santa will remember them this year!

  21. Jean-Claude Marcel says:

    Dear Whisky Santa,

    I hate asking when there are more deserving candidates, So I’ll just beg instead!

    Bon chance Santa

  22. Pranay says:

    dear Santa
    I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish I get to try this tonight.
    For you, I’ll leave out the cookies,
    Even for all the whiskey rookies
    This is the one dram to wish for
    For I hear it’s got quite a lore
    I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish I get to try this tonight

  23. Steven says:

    #whiskeysanta,

    I am in in the United States Air Force and will be deploying for 180 days right around the holidays…I’d love to give my girlfriend; who is an avid whiskey lover; something special for the holidays…She will be holding the "fort" down at home when I leave and anything to help put a smile on her face would greatly be appreciated!

    Very Respectfully,

    Steven

  24. SHERYL says:

    Dear Santa,

    My husband never asks for anything. He does always make sure everyone else gets what they need.

    Last year I ordered a selective dram sampler that was a great surprise to him. It really was a wonderful, unsuspecting gift.
    Receiving this would really be a whing-ding! And Santa, you know what a good man he is.

    Pretty please?

    Sheryl

  25. gabriel says:

    I would just love to taste this after hearing all about it and what is more to get together with a load of friends so that everyone can take part what better way to enjoy than to share that is the spirit" of things looking forward. Gabriel

  26. Alexena Collins says:

    Dear Whisky Santa, I’ve been working very hard recently as a self-employed marketing consultant. The last few weeks has meant being holed up in my office, not giving enough attention to my husband and daughter and probably not myself if I am honest. I thought I was a deserving recipient for some Yamazaki, bottle, dram, whatever is going….then I read the thread and saw there are people in the armed forces, so suddenly I dont feel quite so high on the priority list. My wish would be for you to give a a dram to them and a dram to my husband (who you can reach via me 🙂 ) thanks x

  27. #WhiskySanta says:

    Ho ho! Look at all these wishes!

    It seems I didn’t make it particularly clear in the above blog post (I’m pretty new to all this you know) that you need to make your wishes via [b]Twitter[/b] and [b]Facebook[/b] using [b]#WhiskySanta[/b]!

    I’ll include these ones on my list for yesterday, but from now on you’ll need to use the ol’ social media channels I’m afraid.

    Best of luck everybody!

    P.S. Must get a proper flag sorted for the North Pole…

  28. LINDA DOBBIE says:

    The wishes are great fun to read my fav so far , I saw but didn’t tell & never got his bike,
    made me laugh, but hope I can be a winner too , had to sell our 25 year old Macallan distilled 1967 – could do with a nice wee malt to replace it

  29. Chequematebill says:

    Santa Baby, I have been bad all year. I do not deserve a nice present from you.

    Santa, you know that all of the aforementioned posts are all BS! And that they are trying to sway you and are saying choose wisely grasshopper.

    I only wish you a wonderful and safe Holiday Season.

  30. Max says:

    Dear Santa.

    I have just received my rum advent calender, and have realized the there are only 24 doors in it. My dilemma now is now what to drink on the BIG day.
    As you know i have been a good boy all year
    I’m sure in your ultimate wisdom you would be able to find the perfect surprise for me.

    Cheers Santa

  31. I’m not a whisky drinker BUT love this stuff. When I cater for the party, and if my clients ask for a recommendation for good whisky, there is no hesitation but to recommend Yamazaki!

    Great drink indeed.

  32. Michael phillips says:

    Been trying to get this from every country that sells whiskey to no avail just a taster of this would be a great Xmas gift

  33. Dean Taylor says:

    Dear Santa

    Wow, this is THE greatest idea for a christmas present and I’d really like to taste this fine whisky.
    I keep my fingers crossed…

    Cheers from Devon! Smile

  34. Dorene Toh says:

    Dear whiskey Santa
    I am not a whiskey drinker really, but with all the fuss and an opportunity to taste this winner , I may be converted !
    Cheers
    Dorene

  35. Dorene Toh says:

    Dear Santa
    I am not really a whiskey drinker, but with all the fuss with this winner, I might be converted !

    Cheers
    Dorene

  36. sern says:

    dear santa,

    this is the first time I ever wished for a gift from santa.
    hope you have a comfy ride from south. It is not snowing here, so you can
    wear your beachwear instead.

    cheers

  37. Samantha Ackland says:

    Wow what a brilliant giveaway, I would love to win a dram of whisky, and i think i could get the washing up done for the rest of the year if i won my husband a Bottle of Blair Athol Whisky, we spent our 20th anniversary in scotland our first ever trip there it was amazing and we visited a couple of distillerys and had tour it was so interesting xx

  38. Zozore says:

    Bonjour Cher Père Noël du Whisky!

    As a self-employed, that made a long time that I did not take care of me… always running… for pennys at the end… may be because I was a silly boy in an other life, I don’t know or I am still naugty and I do not realize. however, I try to do my best! (I feel like a 8 years boy and to write to Père Noël, is that normal ;-)) However I think I deserve at least a tear of this beverage in order to improve mysself… I promise I will be a good boy!

    This would be a wonderful Christmas gift!!!

    Santé Santa!

  39. Jennifer Ho says:

    Dear #whiskysanta,

    I wish to give my partner Yamazaki sherry cast 2013 for Christmas this year. He is from Japan but we live in the US. This would be a perfect gift for him. For the 3 years we’ve been together, this is the first time I’ve heard him ask for something for Christmas! Please please please #whiskysanta ! I hope to see you soon!

  40. Fria says:

    Dearest Whisky Santa,

    The Tooth Fairy never showed up.
    The Easter Bunny was afraid of my neighbourhood.
    What will restore a girl’s faith in all that is beautiful and magical would be a wee dram (or more) of Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013.

    I’ve been diligently spreading your word with many a scotch tasting amongst friends, and the occasional stranger.
    I still believe in you!

  41. Peter Swailes says:

    Dear Santa
    Ooh this would help my Christmas Day after being dragged round Disneyworld and all that enforced jollity. A little bit of pure jollity just for me… Pretty please

    Peter

  42. stuart scott says:

    DEAR Santa as well as making my feet better after my operation a year ago. Also id like a bottle of malt. IVE been a very good boy this year (more down to not being able to walk). SO please leave one in my stocking

  43. Daniel says:

    Dear Whisky Santa,

    I have been working the bar industry for years and a firm believer in the delightfulness that Japanese whiskies provide my palette with such wonderment.

    My father is a keen whiskie afficionado and he turns 50 very soon, the thought of me giving him something so magical for such a milestone birthday and the spirit of Christmas all rolled into one, could make him one happy chap and most of all me being the greatest son of all time. Now Christmas is for sharing and I’m sure everyone in my family will celebrate with a dram of this Japanese nectar.

    Please #whiskysanta make a bartenders Christmas.

    Love Daniel

  44. Barry says:

    OK Whiskey Santa, with all the amazing choice of blends and tastes, how do you keep the elves out of the proverbial honeypot! Maybe diverting some my way would reduce the temptation?

    Cheers
    Barry

  45. Denise Graham says:

    Dearest Whiskey Santa,
    My wish is for all to have the experience to enjoy your finest blends… I personally would love the opportunity to give a little love to my husband, to say thank you for his amazing love & support over the loss of my mum.
    Hugs & kisses

  46. grace horne says:

    well, I’m an optimistic kind of girl…so, yes please Whisky Santa! 😀

  47. I am the proverbial scrooge and I do not believe in Santa Claus, well not till I receive a bottle of this delicious amber nectar.

  48. Gerard Booth says:

    I believe in you Santa ( at least I will when the bottle arrives))!

  49. Jennifer Ho says:

    Dear #whiskysanta,

    This is attempt number 3! I wish to give my partner Yamazaki sherry cast 2013 for Christmas this year. He is from Japan but we live in the US. This would be a perfect gift for him. For the 3 years we’ve been together, this is the first time I’ve heard him ask for something for Christmas! Please please please #whiskysanta ! I hope to see you soon!

  50. MICHAELA HAINES says:

    Some festive sipping would be just dandy. Cheers

  51. Andrew chatwood says:

    dear wonderful whisky Santa

    I likes the look of that whisky or any wonderful whisky I can drink on Christmas Day one of the two days I’m not on call for work in hospital theatre department over this Christmas time
    I hope I get picked for any of the whisky presents to make Christmas Day better

  52. Kavey says:

    Dear Santa
    We love you, thanks again for your generosity!
    Lots of love,
    Pete & Kavey
    x x x x

  53. Barbara says:

    Dear Santa,

    I am trying to buy a bottle of the Yamazaki 2013 Single Malt Whisky as mentioned above, but to no avail. It will be a Christmas gift this year for a family member who just returned from Scotland. Please help me. Thank you.

    Sincerely, Barbara

  54. Paaige says:

    Santa,

    I have been very good this year! My wish is not for myself, but for someone else who deserves to be treated well. I was traveling and bought my husband Whiskey but when I changed planes, they told me that it wasn’t sealed properly and I couldn’t take it on board. I told them if they gave me a box I would check it, but no. They said it had to be in a suitcase. With only 15 minutes before the doors closed I ran back through the terminal and bought a 150 euro suitcase so that I could bring my husband his Whiskey. I just made it aboard, but now I don’t have enough money to buy him the Premium Whiskey Advent Calendar. If you grant my wish, you will make both of us very happy! PS: He has been good this year too!

  55. Paaige says:

    PS: He would love the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 just as much and we trust you to make the best gift choice for him!

  56. Hopefull Lee says:

    Dear santa

    Could you please please send me a dram,
    ive been a good boy ,as good as i can,
    Wiv the kids and the wife
    sometimes a man needs the water of life
    on christmas day when the wife and kids are happy
    please let me taste yamazaki sent to me by a master of malt chappy

  57. peter childs says:

    Dear Santa
    I have been a really really good boy this year. I was hoping you could bring me a bottle of fine malt whiskey this year to help me see in the new year with my Haggis and tatties.

    Here’s Hoping

    Peter.

  58. Karen Carson says:

    Dear Santa,
    I have yet to get that perfect gift for my guy friend! We are whiskey sippers & he brought up Yamazaki Sherry Cask tonight! This would be the best Christmas present ever if I was granted this wish for him! He would be so surprised!
    Thanks so much,
    Karen

  59. Oliver Win says:

    Dear Santa,

    I recently found out about this luxurious elixir, and I was so sad to know that all 18,000 of these Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 went to Europe and not a drop sold to these shores. I am a Brit living in Hong Kong and would dearly love to have such a rare present for my self and friends to share over Christmas, which I could only dream of. With street protests and the city in a poor mood, I would dearly like some to bring a cheer to myself and those close to me.

    Sincerest greetings,

    Oliver

  60. Phong says:

    Dear Santa,

    I hope I would be granted this Yamazaki Sherry Cask this christmas. Im recently searching to buy a best whisky for my dad as a birthday present and came across this Yamazaki Sherry cask as being the world’s best whisky. I really want to buy this but then was sold out. My dad really likes whisky and i would like him to try this out. Happy holidays!

    Sincerely,

    Phong

  61. Susan says:

    Dear Whiskey Santa,
    I Would love to try and share The-Worlds-Finest-Whisky over Christmas

  62. David Kwasnik says:

    Dear WhiskySanta,

    I would really like to try this Worlds Best Whisky of the Year! It’s so difficult to get hands on this bottle at this point. 🙁 I’d be really happy to try this! 🙂

  63. sharon says:

    OH Santa Baby hurry down my chimney tonight and bring a little christmas cheer!

  64. Jennifer Ho says:

    Dear #whiskysanta,

    I wish to give my partner Yamazaki sherry cast 2013 for Christmas this year. He is from Japan but we live in the US. This would be a perfect gift for him. For the 3 years we’ve been together, this is the first time I’ve heard him ask for something for Christmas! Please please please #whiskysanta ! I hope to see you soon!

  65. David Williams says:

    Hi Santa anything whisky would be nice. As my car was written off today by a thoughtless lorry driver and I need a stiff dram to calm me.

  66. Jennifer Ho says:

    Dear #whiskysanta,

    I wish to give my partner Yamazaki sherry cast 2013 for Christmas this year. He is from Japan but we live in the US. This would be a perfect gift for him. For the 3 years we’ve been together, this is the first time I’ve heard him ask for something for Christmas! Please please please #whiskysanta ! I hope to see you soon!

  67. Kirsten says:

    Please please help me end this year on a high by giving my gorgeous son a bottle as an extra special treat for everything he has done this year!

  68. Liam Clarke says:

    Just read about this whisky so looked on M, OF M site to get one and they all gone so
    so hope santa sends me a dram of it

  69. Joseph Abraham says:

    Dear Santa,

    I would love to taste this Whiskey for the first time.

    Thanks,

  70. Anthony Angle says:

    Dear Whisky Santa I’m writing you in time of need. I was recently told by the owner and GM of the company I work for
    About the fine whisky Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 and how it would be the best Christmas gift ever. So I have taken an
    Adventure to purchase one of these bottles for him as a gift and was led to many dead ends. It seams that Wisky Santa is my only
    Hope to make this wish come true. If I am successful at getting this bottle I will take the money that was collected to purchase this
    Wonderful gift and donate it to the make a wish foundation on behalf of you Whisky Santa.

  71. Jennifer Ho says:

    Dear #whiskysanta,

    I wish to give my partner Yamazaki sherry cast 2013 for Christmas this year. He is from Japan but we live in the US. This would be a perfect gift for him. For the 3 years we’ve been together, this is the first time I’ve heard him ask for something for Christmas! Please please please #whiskysanta ! I hope to see you soon!

  72. Joe says:

    Dear Whisky Santa,

    I would absolutely cherish the experience of trying The Yamazaki Sherry Cask. Thanks for the consideration Whisky Santa!

  73. Rebecca Lee says:

    Dear Whisky Santa,

    Nice to meet you! I have been looking for Yamazaki sherry cast 2013 in Taiwan, Japan and UK recently. However, it’s too difficult to find out and the price is become too amazing!! I would be so grateful to taste Yamazaki sherry cast 2013 for Christmas this year!! Thanks for your kindness. I’m looking forward to hear you soon! *\(^o^)/*

  74. Joe N. says:

    #WhiskySanta,

    I’ve been so good this year, would you be so kind as to grant me the privilege of trying the Yamazaki Sherry Cask? I know you’re busy fulfilling other wishes, but it would make my Christmas!

  75. Joe says:

    Please please please whisky santa! Am I the only one who really truly wants to try The Yamazaki Sherry Cask??? 😉

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