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Drinks by the Dram offers the opportunity to sample whiskies, rums, gins, tequilas and all other thousands of other spirits in 3cl sample, tasting sets, and even festive advent calendars and christmas crackers. See the latest news right here.

Whisky Advent 2018 Day #11: Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky

Whisky Advent 2018 Day #11

Open Door No. 11 and you’ll find that Drinks by the Dram has treated us to the first dram of English whisky in 2018’s Whisky Advent Calendar

Christmas in an exciting time, isn’t it? There’s all kinds of amazing food to look forward to, you’ve got some days off work and who knows, you may even get a present you absolutely adore on the day itself. But even more exciting than waiting for Santa is the burgeoning English whisky scene. First expressions from interesting and innovative new distilleries are hitting the shelves (virtual or otherwise) seemingly all the time, joining an ever-growing list of impressive bottlings to sample. It’s fair to say things are looking very bright for the category, as a superb distillery in the Cotswolds countryside demonstrates. It released its first whisky this year to much acclaim and today you can find out what all the fuss is about yourself.

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The most marvellous Christmas gifts

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 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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Whisky Advent 2018 Day #5: BenRiach 12 Year Old – Sherry Wood

We’re five days in to the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar, and it’s high time we dig in to some well-sherried Scotch whisky…

As we all know, there’s a lot of careful planning that goes in to planning Christmas, so much so that I personally try to portion out the thinking time throughout the whole of December so that it all doesn’t have to happen on one day (usually Christmas Eve), causing a meltdown in my brain and meaning that I have to reboot it by eating an entire Jamaican Ginger Cake. Today, I’m thinking about post-Christmas-dinner drinks. What will folks want to drink after consuming frankly too much food? You want it to be aptly seasonal, sweet enough to counterbalance the savoury elements of all those Yorkshire puddings and cauliflower cheese (the two vital parts of a Christmas dinner, no matter what Jake Mountain tells you), and something just generally good. Well, the whisky behind window #5 of the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar may have made it an easy decision.

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Whisky Advent 2018 Day #4: Brenne Cuvée Spéciale

Behind the fourth window of the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar, you’ll find something fantastic from our French friends…

It’s a very exciting time to be an enthusiast of whisky right now. Delicious expressions from all around the globe are popping up and becoming more accessible to whisky fans, allowing you to explore the flavours of the world right from your favourite chair at home. It’s also an exciting time for whisky lovers because it’s a day in December leading up to Christmas, meaning it’s time to open another window of the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar. As luck would have it, the dram behind window #4 is from a country not well-known for its whisky – almost as if that preamble was well-planned and not simply an off-the-cuff exclamation of appreciation for the world’s current whisky situation…

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Whisky Advent 2018 Day #1: Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 11

Whisky Advent 2018 Day #1

It’s the first of December – time to tear open window #1 of the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar!

Good news everyone! December has made its grand arrival, and this can only mean one thing. No, not that the Christmas issue of Combat Tractor Magazine will be arriving on my doorstep imminently (though that is true, and very exciting). It means that we can open the first window of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar! It has a tradition among many whisky lovers around the globe, and it’s most certainly a thing here at MoM Towers. What lip-smacking dram is hiding behind window #1? Well…

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Master of Malt Dram Club – December 2018

What will Master of Malt Dram Club members be receiving in their final Tasting Sets of 2018? We’re about to find out…!

If you can peer through the miles of tinsel, forests of Christmas trees and mountains of Christmas puddings that have appeared in every room you set foot in over the past few weeks, you might spot a calendar. We’re not talking about an Advent calendar (that’s for later…), we’re talking about a regular ol’ calendar which tells you what day it is and when your dog needs to go to the dog dentist. That calendar would tell you that it’s now December. You made it. You’re on the home stretch to 2019, which will surely not be as exhausting as 2018 was. Hopefully.

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Fabulous Festive Necessities

Fabulous Festive Necessities

The season to be jolly is rapidly approaching, and we’ve got baubles and crackers aplenty so you can spread the spirit of Christmas MoM-style!

Christmas is almost upon us. The most wonderful time of the year is nearly here. Soon it’ll be time to awkwardly hoist your Christmas tree down from the attic. And you’ll need to decorate it. You’ll also need to decide what should actually go under it. Don’t forget about after-Christmas dinner drinks! Christmas may be all kinds of magical and brilliant, but my word, there is so much to do.

Fortunately, we’re already very much in the Christmas spirit here at MoM Towers. We’re dedicated to helping you see in the season with plenty of festive cheer. While our omniscient, red-coated, heavily-bearded, festive and acclaimed friend #WhiskySanta has been giving away £250,000-worth of the finest spirits to all you lovely drinks fans, we’ve been busy compiling a list of fabulous festive necessities, just for you! That’s right, we’ve got an array of boozy baubles and crackers right here, ready and primed to assist with that all-important decoration process. Enjoy!

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#WhiskySanta’s Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar Super Wish!

This week #WhiskySanta’s giving away an Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar Super Wish to one lucky wisher!

Season’s greetings, fans of all things Christmas and tasty drinks! As I’m sure you all know by now, I’m back to give away over £250,000-worth of the finest booze-based gifts to Master of Malt customers and those placing wishes on social for anything available on Master of Malt! I’ll keep doing so right up to Christmas! A whole bunch of fortunate folks have already got their hands on some spirited treats, and there’s much, much more where that came from!

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Drinks by the Dram’s boozy baubles are [almost] here!

We love Drinks by the Dram’s Advent calendars and reckon the crackers are right cracking, too. Now the folks behind the delicious festiveness have only gone and made Christmas trees even more Christmassy with mega marvellous baubles filled with whisky and gin!

We like Christmas trees here at MoM Towers. A real one brings the aroma of the outside indoors, and artificial ones give us Christmas vibes year after year, with as much tenacity as Mariah Carey at the festive karaoke. But the decorations… we reckon they could be… well… tastier. Tinsel really just doesn’t cut it.

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Master of Malt Dram Club – November 2018

Let’s take a little gander at the penultimate Master of Malt Dram Club tasting sets of 2018! What will Dram Club members be enjoying this November…?

Yes, it really is November. Halloween is over – all the ghosts, zombies and Frankenstein’s monsters have gone back to their crypt to recharge their batteries for another year. This lack of haunting entities obviously means there’s room in your heart for all sorts of Christmas-y gubbins! Listen closely and you might even hear the footsteps of our favourite supernatural, omniscient, festive, heavily-bearded being… Almost like he’s right around the corner…

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