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Master of Malt Dram Club – August 2018

Behold – it is August! What does August be holding for our Dram Club members in terms of Whisky/Gin/Rum deliciousness? Well, let’s find out right now!

It’s time for everyone to get a sneak peek at what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be receiving in their Tasting Sets this month. It’s like a miniature Christmas. In August. Which also reoccurs once a month if you happen to be one of those aforementioned Dram Club members. And you only get drams. It’s quite a specific event if you think about it…

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Categories : Gin, News, Rum, Whisky
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Master of Malt Dram Club – July 2018

Welcome to the second-half of 2018! Let’s start strong with a bundle of brand new tasting sets for Master of Malt Dram Club members…

The pessimists among us might look at the calendar and sneer, saying something along the lines of “Well, the days are getting shorter already…” That might be correct, but aren’t there more pertinent things to consider when glaring at the calendar – like how the new month means a whole new batch of Master of Malt Dram Club tasting sets! We reckon it’s time to let members know what they’ll be receiving in their sets in July…

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Categories : Gin, News, Rum, Whisky
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Master of Malt Dram Club – June 2018

June is here, bringing a bounty of good things – the official start of summer, a particularly popular globe-spanning tournament of the football variety and new Master of Malt Dram Club Tasting Sets!

You may have noticed that June is here. There are many telltale of this, whether it be the generally not awful weather, ill-advised purchases of straw hats skyrocketing or even just looking at a calendar and whispering to yourself “How is it June? I don’t understand.” Yes, we’re nearing the halfway point of 2018 already, even though it feels like we only just said goodbye to that garbage fire of a year known as 2017 yesterday. The passage of time is mysterious. However, the drams that Master of Malt Dram Club members will be receiving in their June Tasting Sets are no longer a mystery! Let’s take a look…

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Categories : Gin, News, Rum, Whisky
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Master of Malt Dram Club – May 2018

May we announce that we have arrived upon the month of May, and this may bring a wealth of new Master of Malt Dram Club tasting sets? We may do such a thing.

If you couldn’t guess from the extremely high-level wordplay within that little preamble, it is now May. This is exciting for numerous reasons, including the multiple Bank Holidays for folks here in the UK, an excuse to make Star Wars puns on the 4th of May, Cinco de Mayo, Eurovision, and a whole bunch of new Master of Malt Dram Club tasting sets! Let’s see what our Dram Club members can look forward to this month…

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Master of Malt Dram Club – April 2018

April has arrived, bringing with it a bounty of daffodils and drams – oh yes, it’s time to see what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be enjoying this month!

It’s technically spring here at MoM Towers, but you might not notice that as we continue to claim any cloud that comes our way is the Beast from the East on its way back to finish the job of unsettling our transport system and stealing all the bread from the supermarket. To take our mind off of such harrowing circumstances, why don’t we have a look at what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be finding within their Tasting Sets this month?

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Master of Malt Dram Club – March 2018

March has arrived, meaning Master of Malt Dram Club members can tuck in to another expertly-chosen selection of drams!

The shortest month of 2018 is in the rear-view mirror. March is here, and it has brought a brand new bundle of Master of Malt Dram Club Tasting Sets for you to get your noodle-y appendages on. However, March has yet to offer up an explanation as to why there is currently snow on the ground here at MoM Towers, or why everyone got so excited about the Winter Olympics this year. So, y’know, March still has work to do. Either way, let’s look at those aforementioned Dram Club Tasting Sets before anyone gets any ideas about linking those two mysteries together and starting a brand new conspiracy theory website.

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Master of Malt Dram Club – February 2018

With January out of the way (finally), we can get on with what’s really important – the rest of 2018, starting with February and the marvellous Master of Malt Dram Club sets members can expect this month!

Right. I think we can all agree that we’ve had it up to here with January and, frankly, it can absolutely do one. We welcome February, for all of its only-28-day-long and Pancake-Day-having goodness, with open arms. Also, since it’s a new month, that means there are new Master of Malt Dram Club set for members to sink their teeth in to. Let’s have ourselves a look…

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The Yamazaki Mizunara 18 Year Old: Lotteries and Charity Auctions

Yamazaki Mizunara 18

Hello, fellow whisky lover. You might’ve heard about a little thing called The Yamazaki Mizunara 18 Year Old. Well, we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on six bottles – and this is what we’re gonna do with ’em.

Want to find out when this is all going down? See the timeline below.

If you’re not sure what all the faff is about, let us explain. This extraordinary bottling is a blend of single malt whiskies aged entirely in Mizunara casks for at least 18 years. Mizunara oak is only found in a few regions in Japan, so it’s pretty hard to come by; it’s also soft and porous, so it’s not particularly great at retaining liquid. Suntory Whisky persevered, and released just 1,000 bottles of this unbelievable whisky worldwide – of which we’re delighted to have six.

To say this bottling is highly sought-after is an understatement. It has an RRP of £1,000, but a quick Google search confirms that it’s going for way more than that already (Think double that price, or even more…), which is why we’ve decided to split our allocation between a 30ml dram lottery, a bottle lottery, and a charity auction.

This has been the case with rarities like this for the past few years (most recently, the hotly-anticipated Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2017, and before that, the Yamazaki Sherry Cask Release, to name just a few). If you’re wondering what the hell we’re on about, we invite you to read this post for an in-depth explanation.

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Categories : Japanese Whisky, Whisky
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Master of Malt Dram Club – January 2018

We’re kicking off 2018 with yet another smashing bundle of Master of Malt Dram Club sets! Let’s see what Dram Club members can look forward to this month…

The glossy astronomical sphere that we call home has, against all odds, completed its ostentatious jaunt around the giant ball of hot plasma at the centre of our Solar System once again, ushering in 2018. What occurrences does this year hold for us all? Our fingers are crossed for a definitive answer to the “Were dinosaurs feathery?” debate, and a new fancy hat trend that we can get on board with. With all that mystery ahead of us, how about we clear something up and unveil what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be receiving in their Tasting Sets this month?

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Master of Malt Dram Club – December 2017

It’s December. Honestly, we’re as surprised as you at how well it sneaked up on us. Let’s have a gander at what Master of Malt Dram Club members will be getting this month (it’s not coal, by the way).

December crept up on us like a cat on its tiptoes this year. We’re not sure if cats technically have toes, let alone tips of toes, but the simile still stands – we are incredibly perplexed at the fact that it is December. We’re not sad about it, by any means – December brings all sorts of goodies, like mince pies, the Tom Hanks classic Big on TV at least four times and a new month of our Dram Club! Let’s see what members will be enjoying with their toast to 2018!

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