A look back at another extraordinary year here at Master of Malt including the heroics involved in moving of our entire fulfilment and warehousing operation over one weekend…
As we usually do around this time of year (when one of us remembers that it’s a thing) we’re going to indulge ourselves in a retrospective of the previous 12 months and reflect on some of the more noteworthy happenings in the world of MoM. Hopefully it’ll act as a tonic for the alternative retrospectives of 2016 which are full of the passing of incredibly talented artists, maniacs coming dangerously close to or actually being waved into power in various corners of the globe, and political and economic uncertainty.
We’re beyond thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded the Online Retailer of the Year Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition for the second time in three years!
Just days after our last pieces of exciting awards news from the DEAs and Icons of Whisky – and capping off a truly extraordinary year – last night we received the Online Retailer of the Year Trophy at the 47th annual International Wine & Spirit Competition Awards Banquet.
This is the second time we’ve received this extremely prestigious IWSC title in the trophy’s three year history, having picked up the inaugural online retailer award in 2014. To be recognised once again by such a well-respected authority across all of wine and spirits is an incedible, slightly dizzying acheivement, and one that obviously makes us burst with pride!
We’ve been named Online Retailer of the Year at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2016, and also Online Retailer of the Year – Rest of World at the Icons of Whisky for the fifth time in six years!
It’s already been an extraordinary year for awards, beginning back in March when we were named Global Online Retailer of the Year at Whisky Mag’s Icons of Whisky 2016. The Global Icons works by taking the winners from America, Scotland and Rest of World regions through to a grand final, and as we head towards the end the year, the 2017 Rest of the World results have now been revealed! We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been named Online Retailer of the Year – Rest of World by Whisky Mag for the fifth time in six years (going on to claim the global crown the previous four times in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as 2016). It’s a record we’re naturally *immensely* proud of, and which means a lot to all of us here.
Categories : News
Last night we took home an array of awesome awards from the eCommerce Awards 2016, including Medium eCommerce Company of the Year and The eCommerce Gold Award!
We’re immensely proud to say that at the eCommerce Awards 2016 last night we ended up taking home four amazing awards! It’s always beyond humbling to be recognised for doing something that people are excited about, especially among the great competition at last night’s ceremony.
Enjoy Free UK Shipping until Father’s Day on all orders over £39!
As part of our ongoing mission to eliminate shipping charges, we’re offering Free UK Shipping on every order over £39 until Father’s Day!
That’s some rather exciting news, whether you’re still looking for perfect Father’s Day Gifts or simply have your eye on some delicious whisky or other tasty treats!
Purchase any bottle of Glenmorangie before the end of June and get Free Shipping on your *entire* order.
“Well, this does exactly what it says on the tin,” is what we’d be able to say if we let you know about all the cool things that happen on Master of Malt via the medium of tins rather than blogs. However, we don’t. We use blogs. As such, we’d never dream of saying that. However, the simple sentiment of the sentence remains – if you purchase any bottle of Glenmorangie before the end of June, you will get Free Shipping on your entire order (or £5 off shipping if you’re outside the UK).
At Christmas we launched a fancy new ‘Build your own Advent Calendar‘ service so you could select your own 3cl drams to enjoy in the run-up to the big day with your very own bespoke calendar.
Now, we’ve teamed up with Drinks by the Dram once again so that you can now ‘Build your own Tasting Set‘ too!
Categories : Gin
That’s right, as you may have noticed we now have hundreds of delicious beers, from classic Trappist ales and Pilsners to craft IPAs, APAs, Porters and more! We’ve long admired the beer world, and the craft brewing movement in particular, and thought it was high time whisky’s brewed cousin was ‘properly’ represented on the site.
We are Master of Malt, after all…
What a year it’s been. It’s always nice to have a bit of an old roundup at about this time – so here we go!
First up, we must acknowledge a huge failure on our part. During December we had what we can only call a catastrophic security compromise. We detected it in early December and worked hard all month to identify the perpetrator and bring the security compromise to a halt, but were unable to remove the threat until Christmas Day. Even then, we were unable to stop the perpetrator – he stopped of his own volition, almost as if he lost interest or had better things to do. #WhiskySanta has a lot to answer for.
You know how we hate charging for shipping? We want to banish the mere concept of “shipping charges” to the land of wind and ghosts where it can stay. In our continued effort to do so (aside from trying to modify our delivery trebuchet to be able to open portals to windy ghost lands), up until Christmas if you order a bottle of Ardbeg your entire order will get Free Shipping within the UK and £5 off elsewhere!
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