He’s brilliantly beardy, omniscient, and partial to a dram. And he’s back for our biggest year ever. #WhiskySanta is here to give away more than £500,000-worth of delicious drinks!

Ho ho ho! Hello again, old friends! I’m back to bring you another sleigh full of boozy goodies and, because it’s been a tough old year, I’ve decided you all deserve to be super spoiled. I’m giving away so many Santa smiles it’s hard to count, but in your currency, I’m told it’s over £500,000 worth of whiskies, gins, rums, and more.

This is my biggest year ever. And I’m back earlier than I have ever been because there’s so much to give away (and because Mrs #WS says I need to work off the incoming mince pies, so I need an hour free every day for Zumba). So, as there are lots to get through let’s not waste any more time celebrating my return. Let’s get going!

Get those wishes in!

Let’s start with how to get my attention with all your lovely wishes. It’s through a strange and terrifying magic that you call ‘the social media’. I’ve never quite got my head around how it works, so luckily the kind folks at Master of Malt take care of it for me.

So here’s how they tell me it works. Those handy little ‘Wish’ buttons next to every product on the website are also back again. They really are little lifesavers. So, when you see a bottle you love, follow the links on the page to share your wish for this treat on Twitter or Facebook using #WhiskySanta. You can wish on your Instagram feed too, just screenshot your favourite bottle on Master of Malt’s story, and post it to your feed with the hashtag #WhiskySanta. 

I’ve been told to remind you to make sure your social profiles and any posts you make are ‘Public’, or even with my omniscience I won’t be able to see them. I’ll be granting wishes on social media every single day from now until Christmas Eve and, if you do the above, you may just find your wish comes true.

#WhiskySanta Wish button

Gifts with orders

Once again, I also have access to the Master of Malt checkout so I can give away tens of thousands of free gifts right up until Christmas Eve! Picture it, you’re picking up a nice bottle of Christmas Mulled Cup to make your famous mulled wine for all your friends. You hit ‘Complete Order’ and… wait, what’s this? A little note from yours truly on the Order Confirmation page (like the one below) offering you something extra for free!

Whether it’s treats such as 30ml drams, 50ml miniatures, or Master of Malt Gift Vouchers up to £50 – I’ll even be picking up the tab for entire orders! – I really do love giving a little extra at this time of year. It’s a bit like when you guys leave out milk and cookies for me. I’ve got over 50,000 drams to give away this year, with brands like Bathtub Gin, Deanston, and Talisker among the selection.

You will need to click the ‘Yes please!’ button to accept the gift. You can, of course, choose not to accept the gift by clicking the ‘No thanks’ button, and your gift will go to someone else. I truly cannot understand why anyone would do that, to be honest, but then I also hear that some people don’t even like mince pies.

#WhiskySanta free order

The return of Super Wishes

Yes, it’s the one you’ve all been waiting for. The Super Wishes. Your weekly chance to get your hands on booze so good you’ll think I started this whole wishing operation just for you. Given this is my biggest year yet, naturally, the Super Wishes are also bigger and better than ever. This year there are eight super-exclusive Super Wishes up my sleeve so keep a close eye on the Master of Malt blog and social to make sure you don’t miss any of these amazing opportunities!

Update:

For the final week before the big day, I have the superlative Glenfarclas 50 Year Old Decanter worth £12,000! Extraordinarily aged Speyside single malt from this independent distillery. Just 146 bottles were produced, and one would look rather nice under your tree, don’t you think? Get your wishes in by 23:59 Thursday 23 December – yours could be granted!

So, that’s my next two months sorted. I suggest you start making your lists. As for me, I’m going to have one last good luck mince pie and a nice dram before my exercise classes start. Now, give it to me straight, what even is a Zumba?

#WhiskySanta

18+. #WhiskySanta 2021 will run from 12:00:01 GMT 1 Nov to 11:59:59 GMT 24 Dec. Like most things – even really, really cool festive things – there are some T&Cs, which you can find just below:

Update

I’ve already given away tens of thousands of free gifts with lucky Master of Malt orders, including full refunds for a whole bunch of lucky folk!

And, of course, I’ve been granting wishes too…
@sprungatom received a bottle of Black Bull 12 Year Old (Duncan Taylor)!
Jurijs Pochkajevs received a bottle of Plantation XO Barbados 20th Anniversary!
@graeme_bro received a bottle of Glengoyne 21 Year Old!
@macno_pickle received a That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar!
@The_Chezza received a bottle of Courvoisier XO Cognac!
@m_h_mckillop received a bottle of Glenfarclas 15 Year Old!
Andy Botherway received a bottle of Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old!
@roomoo72 received a Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar!
@essexginlover received a bottle of Glaswegin!
Luke Twiselton received a bottle of Texas Legation – Batch No.2!
@LorimerPam received a bottle of El Dorado 15 Year Old!
@hold.thatnote received a bottle of Pink Lemonade Gin!
David Simpson received a bottle of Lagavulin 16 Year Old!
@Bobafett2k6 received a bottle of Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof!
Brian Forbes received a bottle of Tomatin 12 Year Old 2008 Cognac Cask Finish – French Collection!
Jade Miller received a bottle of Highland Park 15 Year Old Viking Heart!
@Gmac1996 received a bottle of Talisker 8 Year Old (Special Release 2021)!
@gin_nypig received a bottle of Cambridge Distillery Three Seasons Gin!
@annawizauk received a bottle of Glen Garioch 1999 Wine Cask Matured (bottled 2018)!
@glorifiedfoodie received a bottle of Theodore Pictish Gin!
Jim Bartley received a bottle of Slipknot No.9 Whiskey!
@griffitca2 received a bottle of Paul John Oloroso Select Cask!
@gin_and_jenn received a bottle of Wild Island Botanic Gin – Distiller’s Cut!
Steven Leicester received a bottle of Campbeltown 7 Year Old 2014 (cask 355634) – The Whisky Cellar!
@rich_dyson received a bottle of Christmas Cake & Dark Chocolate & Medjool Dates & Cinnamon 8 Year Old!
Derek Marshall received a bottle of Caperdonich 21 Year Old – Secret Speyside Collection!
Mandy Billings received a bottle of Damoiseau XO!
@WhiskyLee232 received a bottle of SPEY Chairman’s Choice!
Sue Hay received a bottle of Comte de Grasse 44°N!
Julia Plant received a bottle of Forest Gin Earl Grey!
@babytwin12 received a bottle of Scallywag The Chocolate Edition!
Vicky Hart received a bottle of Talisker 10 Year Old!
@louellaizzy received a bottle of Singleton of Glendullan 19 Year Old (Special Release 2021)!
@chris_f74 received a bottle of Miltonduff 11 Year Old 2009 (cask 6341) – Infrequent Flyers (Alistair Walker)!
@mywhiskeyjournal received a bottle of Balblair 15 Year Old!
@GinsideStorry received a bottle of Procera Gin!
@pipclurow received a bottle of Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2021)!
Jo Lawson received a bottle of Secret Lowland Spring Blossom (cask 73) – The Cooper’s Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)!
@myclanandme received an U’Luvka Gift Pack with 2x Glasses!
@MarkITurner received a bottle of Aviation Gin!
Christian Barron received a bottle of Out Of This World Whisky Blend (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)!
Conal Wright received a bottle of The GlenDronach 18 Year Old Allardice!
@RockstarMILO84 received a Whisky Advent Calendar!
@ gin_obsessed_girl received a bottle of Glaswegin!
Jonathan Hagger received a bottle of Writers Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey!
@15characters_ha received a bottle of Blair Athol 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)!
Christian Blyth received a bottle of Fallen Angel Blood Orange Gin!
Chris Lawlor received a bottle of Angostura Rum “1919”!
@Jotterface received a bottle of Bunnahabhain Aonadh!
@cocktail_caz received a 24 Days of Rum Calendar!
Stephen Connell received a bottle of Caol Ila 18 Year Old!
@IanJamboReign received a bottle of Port Charlotte OLC:01 2010!
James Bendix received a bottle of Haig Club!
Paul Reade received a bottle of Pusser’s ‘Gunpowder Proof’ Black Label!
@eweeulb received a bottle of Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain!
@_anniesdiary_ received a bottle of Lagavulin 16 Year Old!
Lynda Mawhinney received a bottle of The Lakes Classic Gin!
@marekdomin received a Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar!
@richard1966r received a bottle of Berkley Square Gin!
Rachael Smith received a bottle of Ælred 1889 Chestnut Liqueur!
@Jonnyraccoon1 received a bottle of Ballechin 10 Year Old 2009 (cask 303) – Straight From The Cask!
Danny Benbow received a bottle of Loch Ness Legends Gin!
Robin Claw received a bottle of Old Pulteney 18 Year Old!
@lakesdrambler received a bottle of Glenmorangie A Tale Of Winter!
@whisky_trale received a bottle of Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros!
Cee Hickman received a bottle of Romate Old & Plus Pedro Ximénez!
@Baldricksmumm received a Foxdenton Festive Bundle!
@npk_triyit received a Denver & Liely Whisky Glass!
Chris Clark received a bottle of Glenlossie 10 Year Old 2010 (casks 2930, 6389, & 10877) – Small Batch (James Eadie)!
@leoncupra7 received a bottle of Glentauchers 12 Year Old 2009 – Big Brother (Na Bràithrean)!
@ada.v.photography received a bottle of Aval Dor Christmas Pudding Vodka!
Stacey Leech received a bottle of Chase Oak Cask-Aged Sloe Gin!
@Whisky_And1 received a bottle of Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary Edition!
Anna Misiuk received a bottle of Sixtowns London Dry Gin!
@thetalesofgem received a bottle of Copeland Smugglers Reserve Rum!
Karl Tyrie received a bottle of Whisky Works King of Trees 10 Year Old!
@sandratingle received a World Whisky Advent Calendar!
Victoria Osgood received a bottle of Octomore 12.3 5 Year Old Islay Barley!
@SmokiePokie received a bottle of Mackmyra Mack!
Aaron Sturges received a bottle of Deanston 12 Year Old!
@Cityfevercaz received a bottle of Glenmorangie A Tale Of Winter!
@gronsuk received a bottle of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked!
@hot_shot_heff received a Character of Islay Whisky Company Premium Whisky Tasting Set!
Emily Morgan received a bottle of Whittaker’s Gin!
@Gary__Cobb received a bottle of Glengoyne 21 Year Old!
Andy Widdowson received a bottle of Pink Marmalade Gin – Sophie Ellis Bextor Edition!
Björn Grétar Baldursson received a bottle of anCnoc Peat!
@Caramelbunny6 received a bottle of Glenfarclas 25 Year Old!
@cocktails.gin.and.things received a Premium Christmas Whisky Tasting Set!
@phildson received a bottle of Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old!
@BobskiWhisky received a bottle of Angel’s Envy!
@vickydoo received a bottle of Chapel Down Pinot Noir Gin!
Benjamin Kenneth Drew received a That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar!
@FoodSleep received a bottle of Jura Seven Wood!
Alan Campbell received a bottle of Glenfarclas 105!
Ashleigh Jaye received a bottle of Boë Pink Vodka!
@twoowls73 received a bottle of Auchentoshan 18 Year Old!
Nicki Hirst received a bottle of Project #173 Black Cherry Rum!
@bubbleland82 received a bottle of El Dorado 15 Year Old!
Gary Simpson received a bottle of Rabbit Hole Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey!
@nickcarette received a bottle of Kavalan Sherry Oak!
@1_womans_whisky received a bottle of Glen Scotia Victoriana Cask Strength!
@ReviewsWhisky received a bottle of Glen Moray 18 Year Old – Elgin Heritage!
Andrew Burton received a bottle of Project #173 Christmas Pudding Rum!
Nicola Davies received a bottle of Bowmore 15 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses!
@firephil received a bottle of Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold!
@loujr1987 received a bottle of Mermaid Salt Vodka!
James Allan received a bottle of Balblair 12 Year Old!
@AK_The_Great received a bottle of Angostura 15 Year Old “1787”!
@Torin8 received a bottle of Stone Gaze Sour Berry Rum!
Helen Sproule received a bottle of Delord 1989 Bas-Armagnac!
Andrea Theresa Taylor-Haynes received a bottle of Paul John Brilliance!
@weehuggys received a bottle of Island Whisky Tasting Set!
@callyoubetty received a bottle of Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin!
Pam Gregory received a bottle of Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength – Batch 014!
@coastaldale received a bottle of Glencadam 15 Year Old!
@Duncan_Frost received a bottle of Bimber Ex-Bourbon Oak Casks Batch No.3!
Chris Kirkpatrick received a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail!
Rumtastic Rum received a bottle of Mount Gay XO The Peat Smoke Expression!
@Carl_Hayward32 received a bottle of Glenfarclas 15 Year Old!
@scotchtheexplorer received a bottle of Bunnahabhain 11 Year Old 2009 – North Star Spirits!
Alexandru Marius Sandu received a bottle of The London Distillery Company (That Boutique-y Rum Company)!
@davecyber1 received a bottle of Glenmorangie 18 Year Old Extremely Rare!
@RealGlenTennis received a bottle of Port Charlotte PAC:01 2011!
Mike Woodward-Gregg received a bottle of Arran Bodega Sherry Cask!
@GeoffGilmore1 received a bottle of Glen Garioch 2011 (bottled 2021) (cask 1537) – Samaroli!
@cameroncarr19 received a bottle of Mortlach 13 Year Old (Special Release 2021)!
James Richmond received a bottle of Hennessy XO – Limited Edition by Julien Colombier!
@revmaryhawes received a bottle of Lagavulin 16 Year Old!
Sarah Mallinson received a bottle of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin Tin Planter Gift Pack!
Debbie Dunn received a bottle of Aberfeldy 21 Year Old!
@thewitchinblack received a bottle of Royal Mash Vintage Vodka 2020!
@luxurywhisky received a bottle of Craigellachie 17 Year Old!
Maria Graham received a bottle of Jameson 18 Year Old!
@Raysolid received a bottle of Uitvlugt (Port Mourant Still) 26 Year Old (That Boutique-y Rum Company)!
Pete Redfern received a bottle of Grande Absente!
@rossc0pic0 received a bottle of Fettercairn 16 Year Old – 2nd Release: 2021!
@AbsentDave received a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label!
Dave Field received a bottle of Yamazaki 12 Year Old!
Claire Brown received a bottle of Courvoisier VS!
@gezzroberts received a bottle of Fallen Angel Spiced Rum!
John Wrightson received a bottle of The GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival!
@lands_end_logistics received a bottle of Red Spot 15 Year Old!
@HesterMcQueen received a bottle of Dominican Republic 7 Year Old 2013 (cask 2) – Berry Bros. & Rudd!
@theultimateboozecollectors received a bottle of The Artisan Gin!
Peter Llewellyn received a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail!
@jen_985 received a bottle of Beverbach Adventures Edition I – Aged at Sea!
Zoe Hemes received a bottle of Bathtub Gin!
Georgi Petrov received a bottle of Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof!
@BeardTwiddler received a bottle of Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire & Cask Strength 10 Year Old (Batch 05)!
@_mikey76_ received a bottle of Deanston 18 Year Old!
Victoria Buckley received a bottle of El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve!
@MrsRJWill received a bottle of Forest Gin!
Tom Hamilton received a bottle of Midleton Method and Madness Single Grain!
Edd Tse received a bottle of Hampden Estate 8 Year Old!
@richbux30 received a bottle of Bunnahabhain Aonadh!
@keto_mum_essex received a bottle of Della Vite Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.!
Catriona Elizabeth received a bottle of Glenmorangie Signet!

…as well as seven extraordinary Super Wishes!
@GazStoke received a bottle of Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition worth £1,500!
@baz_dale received a bottle of Midleton Method and Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old worth £1,550!
@_VmarkV_ received a bottle of Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old worth £1699.95!
@RNCPfeifer received a bottle of Talisker 41 Year Old Bodega Series 2 worth £2,900!
@pswhisky received a bottle of Courvoisier Heritage de Louis Renard Cognac worth £2,999.95!
Spencer Love received a bottle of Glenfiddich 40 Year Old – Rare Collection (Release Number 17) worth £3,274.95!
@crusiccrusic received a bottle of Craigellachie 39 Year Old 1980 (cask 2037) worth £3,500!