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World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners 2017

The winners of the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards were announced yesterday! Take a peek at who took home some weighty glass trophies and get your hands on a Tasting Set filled with winners!
 
It’s that time of year once again – the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards winners have been announced! Champions have been crowned and many wieldible glass trophies have been handed out.
 
Of course, with these awards comes the desire to taste the tipples deemed to be so delicious that they deserve an award. Well, you’re in luck, as Drinks by the Dram have once again teamed up with the World Drinks Awards to create a selection of Tasting Sets filled with winners! Check all 8 of ’em out below.

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Master of Malt named Global Online Retailer of the Year 2017!

We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’ve been crowned Whisky Magazines’s Icons of Whisky Global Online Retailer of the Year for the fifth time!
 
Last night, the results of Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky 2017 were revealed, and the Global Online Retailer of the Year 2017 award in particular stood out to us for one reason or another. Perhaps that reason is because we only went and bloomin’ won it!
 
Yes indeed, folks – we’ve retained our title of Global Online Retailer of the Year title! In fact, we’ve now been named Global Online Retailer of the Year at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky a very impressive number of times. Not that we’re counting or anything…

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The Result of Battle of the Blends Challenge No. 2!

Whisky Mag Battle of the Blends

Discover who has come out on top in Whisky Mag’s second Battle of the Blends in association with Master of Malt: is it Neil ‘General Mashtun’ Ridley or George ‘Aegir’ Keeble…?
 

Back in January we told you all about Battle of the Blends Challenge No. 2, another battle for the ages that you could help settle in the most delicious way possible!

The fates of reigning champion Neil ‘General Mashtun’ Ridley and Soho Whisky Club’s George ‘Aegir’ Keeble were in your hands and now it’s time to find out who has claimed all glory…

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Categories : News, Tasting Notes, Whisky
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Become a Judge in the Battle of the Blends Challenge No. 2!

Whisky Mag Battle of the Blends

It’s time once again for a victor to be crowned in Whisky Magazine’s epic Battle of the Blends and you can be one of the judges! Simply pop a 1p(!) Judging Set into your Master of Malt order now.
 
Those of you who read Whisky Magazine will already be up to speed with their exciting second Battle of the Blends, and many of you will of course remember last year’s heavyweight bout. For those of you who haven’t followed its progress, we’re currently in the midst of another heroic blending tussle, this time between the reigning champion Neil ‘General Mashtun’ Ridley and George ‘Aegir’ Keeble to produce the perfect blended whisky and claim all glory!
 
Their whiskies have now been lovingly constructed and once again we’ve been working alongside Whisky Mag to find a winner in this fantastic contest. This means that there’s a chance for you to join the illustrious judging panel!

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Two More Online Retailer of the Year Awards for Master of Malt!

Master of Malt Digital Entrepreneur Awards

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.

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Master of Malt named Global Online Retailer of the Year 2016!

Icons of Whisky Online Retailer

The results of Whisky Magazine’s Global Icons of Whisky were revealed last night, and we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that following our Rest of the World win, we’ve now been named Global Online Retailer of the Year 2016!

For our purpose-built website, that we’ve coded from the ground up and worked hard to continuously improve (there’s always more to do – #goodenoughisnt), to have been recognised as the very best online retailer for whisky by the knowledgeable folk at Whisky Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2016 is a simply incredible achievement that really does make us burst with pride.

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Master of Malt named Online Retailer of the Year – Rest of World

Icons of Whisky Online Retailer

We’re delighted to announce that Master of Malt has been named Online Retailer of the Year (Rest of World) at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky 2016!

Having picked up this award (and been able to go on to claim the Global crown) in 2012, 2013 and 2014, it gives us enormous pleasure to continue our success at the Icons of Whisky in 2016 and be recognised yet again by the knowledgeable folk at Whisky Magazine.

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We’re Indie Islands Bottler & Grain Bottler of the Year!

Independent-Bottlers-Challenge

After being named Highland Independent Bottler of the Year in 2014 at Whisky Magazine’s Independent Bottlers’ Challenge, we’re extremely proud to announce that for 2015 Master of Malt have picked up two overall category wins, being named:

Islands Independent Bottler of the Year 2015
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Grain Independent Bottler of the Year 2015

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Battle of the Blends – The Results!

Battle of the Blends Whisky Magazine

It was truly a battle for the ages, and now – sooner than you may have expected – we can reveal the results!

If you’re wondering what this Whisky Magazine #BattleOfTheBlends in association with Master of Malt business is all about then you can catch up by reading our previous blog post about the contest. Right now though, it’s time to crown a champion…

The heavyweight contest between Dave Broom and Neil Ridley was decided by the noses and palates of over 250 judges including Master Blenders and well-known brand ambassadors as well as whisky and spirits writers, bloggers and enthusiasts – perhaps even your good self (if so, thank you!). Below you’ll find my own Battle of the Blends tasting notes, as well as some comments from the judging panel, before the 2015 winner is revealed…

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Become a Judge in the Battle of the Blends 2015!

Battle of the Blends Whisky Magazine

UPDATE: Following huge demand, all Judging places have now been filled!

Whisky Magazine readers will know all about the Battle of the Blends already, but for those who haven’t had the pleasure of perusing their glossy pages over the last few months, it’s “a truly legendary contest… a test of skill, ingenuity and the sternest of palates” as Dave ‘The Rummager’ Broom and Neil ‘Copper Dog’ Ridley go toe to toe!

The eight rounds of blending, in accordance with the Marquis of Ridley rules (see below), have taken place and it’s now time for the all important judging! Excitingly, as we’ve been working on this alongside Whisky Mag, this means that there’s an opportunity for you to be one of the esteemed judges in this battle royale, an undertaking that will involve receiving and tasting delicious whisky. Sorry about that.

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