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The most marvellous Christmas gifts

Make this the most holly, jolly Christmas ever with this sensationally seasonal selection of spirits! Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to enjoy a well-earned tipple. It’s the…

Make this the most holly, jolly Christmas ever with this sensationally seasonal selection of spirits!

Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to enjoy a well-earned tipple. It’s the perfect way to wash down all the fabulous festive food you’ll stuff yourself silly with and helps you to relax, wind down and take your mind off the ongoing game of charades/horde of children running amok/rubbish Christmas TV schedule. It makes an ideal gift too. Maybe you know a special someone who deserves to be spoiled this year with a great bottle of booze?

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find all manner of boozy delights to suit all tastes here, each appropriately seasonal and utterly delicious!

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Old Tom gin: What’s all the fuss about?

The sweeter side of gin is enjoying a revival – but what’s special about Old Tom, and what do you actually do with it? We explore the historic gin style……

The sweeter side of gin is enjoying a revival – but what’s special about Old Tom, and what do you actually do with it? We explore the historic gin style…

Here at Master of Malt, we love a drink with an unusual backstory. And they don’t come much quirkier than the narrative behind Old Tom gin – London dry’s sweeter cousin often, but not always, branded with a cat. But first things first: bars are teeming with all things gin. How is Old Tom different from all the others crammed onto the back bar? What sets this specific style apart?

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The Launch of That Boutique-y Gin Company

Behold the launch of That Boutique-y Gin Company! Expect bundles of small batch gins from some of the most fantastic brands and distillers around! People have been independently bottling whisky…

Behold the launch of That Boutique-y Gin Company! Expect bundles of small batch gins from some of the most fantastic brands and distillers around!

People have been independently bottling whisky for many moons, but independently bottling gin is another story altogether – and a short one at that. People don’t independently bottle gin. The end.

Or is it? No. No it’s not. The story continues with the theatrically dramatic entrance of That Boutique-y Gin Company, the world’s first independent gin bottler!

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Free Shipping to Commemorate Black Tot Day

On 31st July 1970 the Royal Navy issued the final ever daily rum ration, or daily tot. Commemorate with Free UK shipping (or £5 off elsewhere) on world class rums…

On 31st July 1970 the Royal Navy issued the last ever daily rum ration, bringing to an end a naval tradition that dated back over three centuries (see timeline below). To commemorate, we’re offering Free UK Shipping (or £5 off elsewhere) on all orders containing superb Pusser’s, Rumbullion! or Black Tot Last Consignment rums until the end of July.

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Bathtub Gin 6 Litre Methuselah!

Once upon a time we all bought our Bathtub Gin in 70cl bottles. That was fine, I suppose, but since March last year it’s been available by the Magnum. That’s…

Bathtub Gin Methuselah

Once upon a time we all bought our Bathtub Gin in 70cl bottles. That was fine, I suppose, but since March last year it’s been available by the Magnum. That’s 1.5 litres – over twice as big! Pleasing.

Now, Bathtub Gin is going to be available by the Methuselah! That’s 6 litres (or 4 Magnums)! Pre-Order yours here.

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Professor Cornelius Ampleforth & Drinks by the Dram are at London Cocktail Week!

London Cocktail Week is in full swing! Now in its sixth year with parties, pop-ups, £5 Cocktail Tours and an entire cocktail village rather than the usual modest hub, it’s…

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London Cocktail Week is in full swing! Now in its sixth year with parties, pop-ups, £5 Cocktail Tours and an entire cocktail village rather than the usual modest hub, it’s not one to miss.

and there are tons of fantastic things going on inclusind the Professor Cornelius Ampleforth (@ProfCAmpleforth) #BathtubGin stand. Pop by, take a photo in the bathtub with Dermot (the giant duck) and tag your photo on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #BathtubGin and you’ll receive a free print out of your picture and a dram of something delicious to try.

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Free Shipping to Commemorate Black Tot Day 2015

The 31st July 1970 was the day on which the Royal Navy issued the final ever daily rum ration, or daily tot. To commemorate the end of this naval tradition,…

Black Tot Day Master of Malt

The 31st July 1970 was the day on which the Royal Navy issued the final ever daily rum ration, or daily tot. To commemorate the end of this naval tradition, observed for over three centuries, we’re offering Free Shipping* on all orders containing Pusser’s or Rumbullion! rums, or indeed the Black Tot Last Consignment, up until midnight (BST) Friday 31st July.

That includes Pusser’s ‘Gunpowder Proof’ Black Label, the new rebranded name (introduced in 2014) for their classic 54.5% British Navy rum. Previously known as Blue Label, that name is now reserved for a brand new 40% offering, the reason being that 40% abv is the maximum strength you can actually send to military bases these days, including naval bases and mess bars. Got all that? Excellent. Feel free to scoot off now and start filling your basket up with delicious rum as well as anything else you fancy free shipping on in the same order, but if you can contain that instinct for just a few moments longer then herein lies a brief history of the tot…

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Master of Cocktails – Tea Thyme with Pepper Pig

Right then boys and girls. Time for this week’s #MasterofCocktails – this week we’re making a pork-infused wet martini. Sound appetising? Well it should – It’s delicious. This one’s called…

Master of Cocktails Tea Thyme with Pepper Pig

Right then boys and girls. Time for this week’s #MasterofCocktails – this week we’re making a pork-infused wet martini. Sound appetising? Well it should – It’s delicious.

This one’s called ‘Tea Thyme with Pepper Pig’ (I’m still waiting for my cocktail-naming crown to be delivered, by the way).

Plenty of prep work to do before bringing it all together, so let’s get to it.

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Master of Cocktails – The Clover Club Cocktail

Greetings all. Time for some Gin? Gin. Yep. Everyone loves Gin. Lovely Gin. We’re making a classic cocktail for this week’s #MasterofCocktails, which to be honest feels anything but. You’d…

Master of Cocktails The Clover Club Cocktail

Greetings all. Time for some Gin? Gin. Yep. Everyone loves Gin. Lovely Gin.

We’re making a classic cocktail for this week’s #MasterofCocktails, which to be honest feels anything but. You’d swear this was a modern drink. It’s called the Clover Club Cocktail – basically a gin sour with added Raspberry.

Traditionally this would be a syrup, but we’re going to be using the Raspberry Liqueur from St. George Spirits.

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Winnings from the WWA, WDA & Icons of Whisky

Yesterday saw the winners of the 2015 World Drinks Awards announced, as well as the winners of Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards – a very busy…

World Drinks Awards World Whiskies Awards 2015

Yesterday saw the winners of the 2015 World Drinks Awards announced, as well as the winners of Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky and World Whiskies Awards – a very busy rotation of the Earth! It was also a fantastic day for many of the brands we work with / own / represent as you’ll see from the veritable cornucopia of trophies and awards below.

Drink by the Dram have also produced a selection of Winners Tasting Sets, which you can find here.

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