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It’s goodbye from #WhiskySanta

Well, it’s time for #WhiskySanta to disappear for another year after a bumper Christmas. But before he puts his feet up, he has one more thing to say… Ho ho…

Well, it’s time for #WhiskySanta to disappear for another year after a bumper Christmas. But before he puts his feet up, he has one more thing to say…

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s been a funny old year, funny peculiar, that is, but luckily all the strangeness didn’t affect my ability to spread cheer this season. With a little help from my chums at Master of Malt, I’ve given away over £250,000-worth of boozy goodness, and eaten my bodyweight many times over in mince pies. I do love Christmas!

But now, like the boot cut jean, it’s over, and it’s time for me to say goodbye. Before I go, however, I want to take a moment to remember some of those amazing bottles I gave away including the snappily-titled Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1983 (Release No.11535) – The Stories of Wind & Wave (The Character of Islay Whisky Company), a Glenfarclas 1958 Family Cask, Balvenie’s magnificent 40 Year Old, Tamnavulin 48 Year Old 1970, or, all the way from the US of A, Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition. Extraordinary, even if I do say so myself!

Those were just some of the big ‘uns. I also gave away tens of thousands of gifts large and small to lucky Master of Malt customers who placed orders. Some of you even received your orders completely free!

But all good things must come to an end and, to be honest, despite being a supernatural, omniscient being, I need a rest too. It’s not easy dispensing boozy cheer and writing amusing blog posts while keeping my enormous beard immaculately groomed. In January, I’m just going to put my feet up and put some time into that screenplay I’ve been working on: it’s about a supernatural, heavily-bearded being… Stop! I can’t say anymore, as I don’t want anyone to pinch this clearly entirely original movie premise… 

Merry Christmas and happy New Year, one and all!

#WhiskySanta

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#WhiskySanta’s Dalmore 35 Year Old Super Wish

It’s time for the penultimate Super Wish from that bearded dispenser of boozy magic #WhiskySanta. It’s the majestic Dalmore 35 Year Old! The two questions I get asked the most…

It’s time for the penultimate Super Wish from that bearded dispenser of boozy magic #WhiskySanta. It’s the majestic Dalmore 35 Year Old!

The two questions I get asked the most are: 1) Is Die Hard really a Christmas film?, and 2) What’s your favourite Christmas film? Well, the answer to the first one is a big yes, Die Hard is indeed a Christmas film. So that’s that one cleared up. Now the second one is harder because, whisper it, I don’t really like most overtly-Christmassy films. There’s nothing worse than some second rate Hollywood actor hamming it up with a beard and red suit. I have depth, I have soul, in the words of Walt Whitman, “I contain multitudes”, and frankly there are very few films that do me justice. Instead, I prefer to watch films that are synonymous with Christmas rather than being actually Christmassy like The Great Escape, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and, best of all, Casablanca. That bit where they sing the Marseillaise never fails to bring a tear to my eye. The other thing that makes me well up is the sheer gorgeousness of today’s Super Wish, part of my £250,000 festive bonanza

Dalmore 35 Year Old! 

Oohh, I do love a bit of Dalmore. All that dark sherried Highland goodness. But this is one I only get out for very special guests. This Dalmore was created in 2016 to celebrate 50 years in whisky for ‘the Nose’ himself, master distiller Richard Paterson. It was aged in bourbon, Matusalem sherry and colheita Port casks for 35 years before bottling in a super swanky Baccarat crystal decanter bearing a stag produced by Royal Warrant-holding Scottish silversmiths Hamilton & Inches. Only 1,000 were released each year, over the last five years and if you want one, it’ll set you back £4,500. 

Or you could wish for one, and you just might get it for free! Here’s how: simply visit the product page, hit the ‘Wish’ button, which will produce a box ready to whisk you off to pre-populated Twitter or Facebook posts. Hit publish and Bob’s your uncle! If Instagram is your platform of choice you can pop a wish on your feed there too, just be sure to use the #WhiskySanta hashtag. This is very important. As the people at MoM are not omniscient beings like me, they work using hashtags. 

I wish you the best of luck. Well, that’s all from me until Monday. I hope I’ve cleared up many family arguments by settling the Die Hard Christmas film debate once and for all. See you next week!

#WhiskySanta

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#WhiskySanta’s Balvenie 40 Year Old Super Wish

It’s time for another one of #WhiskySanta’s patented Super Wishes, and he’s got a cracker for you today. And some seriously fancy whisky. I was sent a meme the other…

It’s time for another one of #WhiskySanta’s patented Super Wishes, and he’s got a cracker for you today. And some seriously fancy whisky.

I was sent a meme the other day that really gave me the giggles. Do you know what a meme is? Of course, you do, you’re all ‘digital natives.’ Well, I don’t use the internet much, no need as I’m omniscient and also have a really loud voice. Anyway, someone showed me a meme featuring David Bowie and Bing Crosby doing their strange duet of Little Drummer Boy with the following words on:

‘David Bowie: “You look a bit down in the dumps, Bing. What’s wrong?”

Bing Crosby: “My inflatable bottom has gone flat.”

Bowie: “Do you want to borrow my rubber bum pump?”

Bing: “Rubber bum pump?”

Bowie: “Rubber bum pump.”‘

Ho ho ho! Anyway, it certainly made me laugh. Right, where was I? Ah yes, another Super Wish as part of my £250,000-worth of delicious gifting for you lucky folks! Well, it’s something rather good, of course. From a Speyside distillery that still has a traditional floor maltings. Can you guess?

It’s The Balvenie 40 Year Old!

Here’s a distillery that needs no introduction for MoM customers. I know that you love the classic 12 Year Old DoubleWood and are partial to a drop of the 14 Year Old Caribbean cask but you probably haven’t tried this Super Wish. It’s an annual release produced from a small selection of ex-bourbon and sherry casks chosen by David Stewart. No, not that chap from the Eurythmics, that’s Dave Stewart. This is master blender David C. Stewart MBE, no less. This particular version is bottled at 48.5% ABV. It normally sells for around £3,400 a bottle but I am giving one away free to one lucky MoM customer. It’s what I do. I am #WhiskySanta. 

So how do I get my hands on this elixir of the gods? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s easy peasy: simply visit the product page, hit the ‘Wish’ button, and a box will appear to guide you to a pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post. Hit publish and Robert’s your father’s brother! If Instagram is your platform of choice you can post on your feed there too, just be sure to use the #WhiskySanta hashtag. This is very important. As the people at MoM are not omniscient beings like me, they work using hashtags. 

Balvenie Super Wish

Good luck! Maybe you’ll be the one toasting in the New Year with a bottle of Balvenie 40 Year Old. Anyway, must dash, so much stuff to do, like finish putting together my Christmas playlist. You have to have some Slade but maybe I’ll put in some more obscure choices like I was Born on Christmas Day, by Saint Etienne and Tim Burgess from the Charlatans. It’s a banger. Naturally, I’ll include a bit of Bing and Bowie, “rubber bum pump, rubber bum pump.” Now I’ve gone and set myself off with the giggles again. 

Hee hee hee! Sorry, ho ho ho! See you on Monday!

#WhiskySanta

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#WhiskySanta’s Tomintoul 45 Year Old 1973 Super Wish

It’s Thursday, which means everyone’s favourite bearded present giver #WhiskySanta has another of his amazing Super Wishes! Brrrrrrrrrr! It’s getting cold now. You think it’s freezing in Britain, well, it’s…

It’s Thursday, which means everyone’s favourite bearded present giver #WhiskySanta has another of his amazing Super Wishes!

Brrrrrrrrrr! It’s getting cold now. You think it’s freezing in Britain, well, it’s even colder in my secret HQ somewhere in the icy north. It’s so cold that I’ve taken to wearing a series of novelty items that I have accumulated over the years on my travels. I’m currently wearing reindeer-shaped earmuffs, an I Love New York scarf and some Flashdance-branded aerobics leg warmers – had those a while! None of them has anything to do with today’s Super Wish, the latest part of my £250,000 festive giveaway for you lovely, lucky folk!

The whisky in question is a very rare old single malt from the heart of Speyside, just down the road from Glenlivet on the B9136. Can you guess which one? It’s. . .

Tomintoul and the bottle in question is the 45 Year Old 1973!

Behold!

Tomintoul, not to be confused with Tomatin or even Tormore, is a fairly modern distillery, built in 1964. It styles itself rather grandly as “Speyside Glenlivet”, a reference to the olden days when the region was named after its most famous distillery. This particular beauty was distilled when the Tomintoul was only nine years old. Initially, it was aged in a bourbon barrel before being moved over to an Oloroso sherry hogshead to continue maturing. After 45 years, it was bottled in September 2018. The hep cats at Tomintoul describe the flavours as: “intense waxy aromas merge with hints of orange citrus and Christmas pudding.” Sounds good doesn’t it? And seasonal. Only 240 of these £2,000 bottles were filled (and some of them have been drunk, because that’s what you are meant to do with whisky). £2,000? Now that’s a lot of leg warmers!

Now, you’ve probably got the idea how to do the Super Wish thing but unlike Jeremy Paxman on University Challenge, I’m not going to say in an impatient voice “let’s just get on with it,” because some people might not know how it works. So here goes: simply visit the product page, hit the ‘Wish’ button, which will produce a box with options for a pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post. Hit publish on your platform of choice and voila! You can also wish on Instagram, of course, pop a post on your feed and be sure to use the #WhiskySanta hashtag. This is very important. As the people at MoM are not omniscient beings like m’self, they work using hashtags. 

Get your wishes in by the end of the weekend!

Couldn’t be simpler. So good luck and maybe you’ll be the one I grant this Super Wish to. Now, it’s on with those legwarmers, turn up my trusty pink Sony Walkman and it’s time for an ’80s workout #WhiskySanta style. “She’s a maniac, maniac….” Helps work off all those mince pies… Bye for now, but I’ll be back on Monday!

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#WhiskySanta’s Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition Super Wish

Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of year: the season of #WhiskySanta’s Super Wishes! This is when Whisky Santa gives away some incredible bottles of whisky, and to kick things…

Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of year: the season of #WhiskySanta’s Super Wishes! This is when Whisky Santa gives away some incredible bottles of whisky, and to kick things off, he’s got something very special indeed. 

Ho, ho ho! Are we feeling Christmassy yet? I’ve been getting in the swing of things polishing my boots, brushing my beard and grooming the reindeers. We’re now all looking spick and span, and ready to deliver boozy goodness and that includes some super fancy Super Wishes!

But there’s yet more good news –  I have even more Super Wishes up my sleeve this year than ever before! ‘But pray tell, what is a Super Wish?’, I hear you cry. Hopefully, you already know that you can wish for any delicious treat on the Master of Malt site, and that I’m granting wishes every single day from now until Christmas Eve! For these additional Super Wishes, I’m giving you a sneak-peek of some extra treats I have in my special sack of pressies…

One lucky person who wishes for the incredible bottle below between now and the end of Sunday will find that their Christmas wish comes true!

So, without further ado, my first Super Wish of the season. I have to say I’m pretty pleased with this one. It’s certainly one of my favourites, and I only drink the very best, I am #WhiskySanta, after all. It’s…

… the fabulous Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition!

This is probably the finest and at £1,500 certainly the most expensive whiskey that Woodford Reserve has ever released. It consists of the classic pot still American oak-aged Woodford Reserve matured for an additional three years in XO Cognac casks. Now I’m thinking about the rich toasted oak dusted with chocolate and cacao notes, creamy vanilla bean and hints of clove and cinnamon spice over a deep layer of dried fruit and citrus peel. Doesn’t it sound amazing! And just when you think it couldn’t get any fancier, it comes in a crystal Baccarat decanter. There’s fancy! Much too good to share with the reindeers.

If you want to get your mittens on Kentucky’s fanciest, then I suggest you visit the Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition page. Hit the ‘Wish’ button, which will help send you on your way to a pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post. Hit publish and voila! (If Instagram is your platform of choice you can wish there too, just be sure to use the #WhiskySanta hashtag. Or the hard-working people at MoM won’t see it. And if they don’t see it, then it didn’t happen.)

There’s that button!

What better way to spread even more (much-needed) Christmas cheer this year? That’s the thing that gives me the most satisfaction, after all. Well, that and looking really, really, ridiculously good in red and white. Nobody does it better, and don’t you forget it!

That’s all for now. Until Monday… Now, where did I put my portable reindeer polishing kit?

 

#WhiskySanta

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#WhiskySanta is back! With over £250,000-worth of goodies to give away

It’s time to light the fire, pour a glass of the good stuff and put out some delicious carrots, because #WhiskySanta is back and he’s got more goodies than ever…

It’s time to light the fire, pour a glass of the good stuff and put out some delicious carrots, because #WhiskySanta is back and he’s got more goodies than ever to give away!

Ho ho ho! Yes, it is I! Back for another season of boozy giveaways to keep out the cold and usher in the Christmas festivities. So please do get out that good bottle you’ve been saving and the finest hand-foraged carrots, but don’t light the fire or I won’t be able to get down the bloody chimney. Honestly, who writes these introductions? Don’t they know anything about #WhiskySanta? Hurrumph, hurrumph! Anyway, now that I’ve got that out of my system, let me explain to you why this Christmas is going to be my busiest ever: not only will I be giving away £250,000 worth of goodies to Master of Malt’s lovely customers and beloved followers, but there will be more jaw-dropping Super Wishes than ever before! Right, hand me a mince pie, stick some brandy butter on it, and I’ll explain how it’s all going to work.

1. Gifts with orders!

My good friends at Master of Malt have hooked me up with access to their checkout for yet another fun-packed yuletide, so I can give away tens of thousands of free gifts right up until Christmas Eve! Why would you do your Christmas shopping anywhere else?!

No idea why there’s a “no thanks button.”

It’ll work a bit like this. You’ll be minding your own business getting a bottle of Advocaat for Uncle Derek. He does love a Snowball, does Uncle Derek. And I do too. I drink them all year round. A Snowball isn’t just for Christmas. Anyway, you’ll be minding your business buying something and after you hit ‘Complete Order’ you might be lucky enough to get a little note from me on the Order Confirmation page (like the one above) offering you something extra for free!

You could receive treats such as tasty 30ml drams, 50ml miniatures, Master of Malt Gift Vouchers up to £50 and more – I’ll even occasionally pick up the tab for entire orders! They don’t call me #WhiskySanta for nothing! To accept the gift, click the ‘Yes please!’ button. If for some reason you don’t want to accept the gift (I can’t think why? Haven’t you heard the expression, ‘never look a gift reindeer in the mouth’?), you can click the ‘No thanks’ button, and your gift will go to someone else. 

2. #WhiskySanta Wishes!

Another way you can get my attention is to send a wish to me. In the old days, this would have been done by journeying to a magical icy wishing well somewhere in the North and tossing a coin in while making a wish. Now, of course, it’s all done on social media. If you spot a bottle that is your heart’s desire, simply follow the links on the page to share your wish for this treat on Twitter or Facebook using #WhiskySanta, and you may just find your wish comes true… (Please make sure your social profiles and any posts you make are ‘Public’, or even with my omniscience I won’t be able to see them!) That’s right, in fact I’ll be granting wishes on social media every single day from now until Christmas Eve! You can wish on your Instagram feed too, check out our Stories for some inspo. Not quite as picturesque as throwing a coin into a well, but much easier to do from one of those portable telephones that everyone seems so keen on these days. Me? I just shout really loudly when I want someone’s attention. I have a really loud voice: think Brian Blessed crossed with Pavarotti and you’re nearly there. Ho! Ho! HO! See what I mean?

Easier than tossing a coin in a well

3. Super Wishes!

But that’s not all! Just as Vanessa Williams once did, I’ve saved the best ’till last. While all wishes are important, some soar higher than others, up to the heavens. A bit like Superman. Or indeed my Super Sleigh. And so these wishes are called ‘Super Wishes’. Twice a week in the run up to Christmas, I’ll be giving you a heads up to wish for some specific fancy bottles that I’ll give away to one lucky wisher (on top of all the other wishes I’ll be granting). How fancy? Think big. Very-much-not-everyday BIG! Big and very swanky…

LATEST UPDATE: The final Super Wish was for a sensational bottle of Glenfarclas 1958 (cask 2065) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release – worth £6,000!

So, that is what I’m going to be up to in the next six weeks. Lots to do but first I think another mince pie and, yes, I’ll have a cup of that mulled wine I can smell. I might as well get in the spirit of things before the hard work starts.

#WhiskySanta

#WhiskySanta 2020 is open to entrants 18 years and over. #WhiskySanta will run from 12:00:01 GMT 23 Nov to 11:59:59 GMT 24 Dec 2020 inclusive.

Update

I’ve already given away tens of thousands of free gifts with lucky Master of Malt orders!

And, of course, I’ve been granting wishes too…

@j0nny_s received a bottle of Lagavulin 2003 (bottled 2019) Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish – Distillers Edition!
Susannah Clayton received a Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar!
@PaulkettlesPaul received a bottle of Cù Bòcan Creation #1!
@she11_c received a Silent Pool Gin Gift Pack with 2x Glasses!
@gary_cooks_and_drinks received a Premium Whisky Advent Calendar!
@ChampagneDunk received a bottle of Plantation XO Barbados 20th Anniversary!
@ldscott92 received a bottle of Dr. Squid Gin!
Elanor Rice received a bottle of Fallen Angel Spiced Rum!
@lis_face received a bottle of GlenAllachie 12 Year Old 2008 (cask 1867) – Single Cask!
Gem Rice-Egen received a bottle of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva!
@Jonnyraccoon1 received a bottle of Old Pulteney 15 Year Old
@Welshboy_Mark received a bottle of Redbreast 12 Year Old!
Steven Crawley received a bottle of Keepr’s Cotswold Honey Spiced Rum!
@baddy2shoos received a bottle of Havana Club 15 Year Old!
@donznimes received a bottle of The Bitter Truth Pink Gin!
Coral Davies received a bottle of Four Pillars Changing Seasons Gin!
@gillan200 received a bottle of Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish!
@robertenglish14 received a bottle of Midleton Dair Ghaelach – Knockrath Forest Tree 2!
Laura Mason received a bottle of Glen Grant 1990 (cask 17246) (bottled 2017) – Rare Select (Montgomerie’s)!
Craig Anderson received a bottle of Plantation XO Barbados 20th Anniversary!
@flipcamgaming received a bottle of Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old!
Steve Bailey received a bottle of Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old!
Chris Nelson received a bottle of Mackmyra Moment – Fjällmark!
@rufio.328 received a bottle of Cameronbridge 35 Year Old 1984 (cask 19298) (Signatory)!
@noseofthelane received a bottle of Hine Rare VSOP Cognac!
@Apple_Astronaut received a bottle of Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt!
@jdhokey received a bottle of Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask Matured – 2020 Release!
Ida Soderholtz received a bottle of Balvenie 14 Year Old – The Week of Peat!
Julie Dean received a bottle of DeliQuescent Gingle Bells!
Peter Llewellyn received a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail!
@sweeteedarling received a bottle of Bathtub Gin – Old Tom!
@QuaffedTheRaven received a bottle of Rakki No.7 Gin!
Ashleigh Thompson received a bottle of The Original Marmalade-of-Manchester Gin!
@kavishgour received a bottle of Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy!
@dailydrambyalex received a bottle of Deanston 14 Year Old Spanish Oak Cask Finish!
Dan Gardner received a bottle of Octomore 11.3 5 Year Old Islay Barley!
@iced__depresso received a bottle of Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask Matured – 2020 Release!
Frazer Barr sreceived a bottle of Nc’nean Organic Single Malt Whisky – Batch 2!
Paul Patrick received a bottle of Slingsby London Dry Gin!
@sutty87 received a bottle of The Macallan 18 Year Old Double Cask!
@Juke_Spencer received a bottle of The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky – Distiller’s Reserve!
@stescott73 received a bottle of Bushmills 21 Year Old!
@marky_pr received a bottle of Secret Distillery #4 20 Year Old (That Boutique-y Rum Company)!
Craig Black received a bottle of Ledaig 18 Year Old!
@master_dram received a bottle of Lagavulin 16 Year Old!
@Kevin Exley received a bottle of Willett’s Pot Still Reserve 1.75l!
@TimHowellX’s wish meant @CEVokins received a bottle of Arran Amarone Cask Finish!
Chris Kirkpatrick received a bottle of Glenfarclas 15 Year Old!
@BrettSargent11 received a bottle of Bruichladdich The Organic 2010!
Karen Maloney received a bottle of Glenfarclas 15 Year Old!
@RickyShields81 received a bottle of Havana Club 15 Year Old!
Lisa Hepke received a bottle of Mermaid Pink Gin!
@Pascal_Zgambo received a bottle of Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old!
@juniperchick received a bottle of Roots Kanela!
@hc_oyster received a bottle of Hine Antique XO – 100th Anniversary Edition!
Simon Edmundson received a bottle of Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2009 (bottled 2020) – Batch 4!
@JenitheDragon received a bottle of Burning Barn Spiced Rum!
@Laura_Storr received a bottle of Black Robin Gin!
Zena Welsh received a bottle of Knut Hansen Togetherness Edition Gin!
@FiShoop received a Drinkworks Home Bar!
@ashley9collins received a bottle of Brecon Chocolate Orange Gin!
Pete Jeffery received a bottle of Dalmore Cigar Malt!
@KHillier3 received a bottle of Truffle Gin!
@kirstycouch received a bottle of Procera Gin!
@PaulMorris7777 received a bottle of Banana Bomb Spiced Rum!
@in_my_glass received a bottle of Springbank 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)!
@lmc_grain_grape received a bottle of Ledaig 18 Year Old!
@filfyfilf received a bottle of Jura 21 Year Old Tide!
Robin Wyatt received a bottle of The Quiet Man 12 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish!
@manulivesabroad received a bottle of Tomintoul Tlàth
@fuzzyyule received a bottle of Yuletide Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)!
@mouse_2787 received a bottle of Gin Mare!
@siobhan_devlin received a Retro Gin Fridge (That Boutique-y Gin Company)!
Tegan Riddell received a bottle of Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength – Batch 012!
@Audiosix received a bottle of 26 Year Old Whisky – Maple Syrup Cask Finish (Defilement)!
@jmcmurchie77 received a bottle of GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength – Batch 4!
@g17erf received a bottle of Bruichladdich Scottish Barley – The Classic Laddie
@Cash_Flagg received a bottle of The GlenDronach 21 Year Old – Parliament!
Luke Wallace received a bottle of Frapin VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac!
@dadsweedram received a bottle of Smögen 5 Year Old 2013 Sherry Project 2:2!
@JudeAstrid_ received a bottle of Voodoo Brew Black Magic Gin!
@Maximus2wheels received a bottle of Tamnavulin Double Cask!
@wood_and_whisky_ received a bottle of Dailuaine 16 Year Old – Flora and Fauna!
Ben Hayne received a bottle of Arran 18 Year Old!
@AwLiketheseason received a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select!
@MikeThorburn84 received a bottle of Balvenie Tun 1509 – Batch 7!
@debbie9946 received a bottle of Silverback Wild Strawberry Gin!
@CaptainRambo8 received a bottle of Highland Park Valfather!
@misterpie received a bottle of Togouchi 12 Year Old!
@wanderingstar522 received a bottle of Mortlach 14 Year Old 2005 (cask 13729) – Old Particular (Douglas Laing)!
@gixxerskipper received a bottle of Highland Park Fire Edition 15 Year Old!
@irnbrucop received a bottle of Bowmore 15 Year Old!
@lazy_girl_walks received a bottle of Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask!
@maxineflossy received a bottle of The Gin Kitchen Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin!
@greentea_books received a bottle of Rumbullion!
Hannah Daws received a bottle of The Macallan Estate!
@ingo74 received a bottle of Glen Elgin 24 Year Old 1995 (cask 3273) – Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)!
Nathan Sarahs received a bottle of Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured!
@DramofWar received a Drinkworks Home Bar Party Pack Bundle!
@Blags87 received a bottle of Talisker 8 Year Old (Special Release 2020)!
@scotchtheexplorer received a bottle of Bunnahabhain Mòine 22 Year Old 1997 Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish!
Tom Hamilton received a bottle of Bushmills 16 Year Old!
@Oli2892 received a bottle of GlenAllachie 25 Year Old!
@Crocidolite11 received a bottle of Glenfiddich 30 Year Old!
@jade12clarke received a bottle of Balvenie 19 Year Old – The Edge of Burnhead Wood!
@DaraAFC49 received a bottle of Glengoyne 25 Year Old!
@RockNRolla60 received a bottle of Edradour 21 Year Old 1995 – Oloroso Cask Finish!
@bourne_to_dram received a bottle of Loch Lomond 30 Year Old!
@MrHadz received a bottle of Blended Rum #1 9 Year Old (That Boutique-y Rum Company)!
@WhettonDavid received a bottle of Jameson Whiskey Makers Series – Cooper’s Croze!
@allyalejandro received a bottle of Stanley’s Gin – Rose, Peach & Raspberry!
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Time for #WhiskySanta to say a festive farewell…

Another year, another magnificent display of boozy gifting from #WhiskySanta. He’s spoiled us once again with his Christmas spirit, but before he goes on his well-earned holibobs he has one…

Another year, another magnificent display of boozy gifting from #WhiskySanta. He’s spoiled us once again with his Christmas spirit, but before he goes on his well-earned holibobs he has one more thing to say…

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!

Ho! Ho! Ho! We always say Christmas comes around so fast, but it goes just as quickly when you’re as busy as I am. My good friend Mr. Lennon has just asked me what I’ve done this year through my nifty little radio system here at MoM Towers and I’m delighted to say that I can look back at another sensational season of sharing. Since this year’s festivities kicked off at the start of November, I’ve given away over £250,000-worth of delicious drinks gifts!

But now it’s time for me to say goodbye for another year. A year with so many wishes coming in all around the clock on social media, I had to upgrade the Wish-o-meter the elves made for me! See for yourself all the wonderful wishes I granted in my original post. I’m particularly proud to have shared so many sublime Super Wishes in 2019, from an Old and Rare Whisky Calendar, a bottle of Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old, a bottle of Fettercairn 40 Year Old and a Glenfarclas 50 Year Old Decanter! Any one of those would certainly make it the most wonderful time of the year…

And of course, gift after gift after gift was also given away to thousands and thousands of lucky Master of Malt customers who placed orders, some of you even received your orders completely free!

But, even supernatural, omniscient, festive, heavily-bearded beings need a break. If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got an enormous Mojito waiting for me on a beach somewhere sunny. l wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year too!

#WhiskySanta

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And the winner of our Where’s #WhiskySanta 2019 competition is…

We’ve got just one more #WhiskySanta-themed surprise for you. One lucky person has successfully located our supernatural, omniscient, festive, heavily-bearded friend and has nabbed themselves a £250 Master of Malt…

We’ve got just one more #WhiskySanta-themed surprise for you. One lucky person has successfully located our supernatural, omniscient, festive, heavily-bearded friend and has nabbed themselves a £250 Master of Malt voucher! The question is, who…

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a jolly game of hide and seek, right?! We certainly think so here at MoM Towers. So, during the great festive run-in, we set you the challenge to locate our chum somewhere in a mega distillery montage in our Where’s #WhiskySanta competition!

And it really was quite the challenge. You searched low and high (hint!) in all manner of distilleries. Still houses, tun rooms, warehouses (ahem) and more. And where was he lurking? Right at the top of a stack of casks at England’s very own St George’s Distillery!

There he is, the sneaky sort!

Loads of you looked, and a fair eagle-eyed few located #WhiskySanta. To enter, you had to subscribe to our YouTube channel and email us your YouTube username and time stamp of the moment you spotted him. And one very lucky person is about to embark on a £250 Master of Malt shopping spree…!

And the winner is…

Christopher Edgington!

Where's #WhiskySanta

Cheers from #WhiskySanta, Chris!

Congratulations from Team MoM and #WhiskySanta!

All that’s left to say is… charge the tasting glasses, and have the most fantastic Christmas, folks!

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Where’s #WhiskySanta? Find him and win a £250 MoM voucher!

Looking for a self-treat of something tasty this Christmas? Spot our favourite omniscient, heavily-bearded one in our Where’s #WhiskySanta distilleries video and you could nab a never-expiring, interest-accruing Master of…

Looking for a self-treat of something tasty this Christmas? Spot our favourite omniscient, heavily-bearded one in our Where’s #WhiskySanta distilleries video and you could nab a never-expiring, interest-accruing Master of Malt voucher worth £250!

Don’t panic, folks – there’s just over a week until The Big Day! Struggling with Christmas pressies? Not sourced the entire banquet yet? There’s still time… just. But if you are just finding it all too much and have found yourself making your own wish lists instead of actually buying pressies for other people, we have something you may find interesting. A chance to scoop a £250 Master of Malt voucher to spend on your actual self! That’s a lot of good whisky. Or a mega assortment of tasty drams. Or a gin haul of dreams. Or a wondrous array of rums… you get the idea.

But how can one nab this awesome prize? This is where #WhiskySanta comes in!

Where's #WhiskySanta

Can you find our festive friend?

Where’s #WhiskySanta?!

Regular readers will know we adore a distillery visit. And when we head out and about, we generally take our beloved film crew with us, complete with VR cameras. And on one occasion, #WhiskySanta snuck along too! He was on his holibobs, it was only fair to let him come explore.

The trouble was, we lost track of him at one point. Probably after a snack. Luckily, our film team spotted him. And this is where you come in. We need you to help spot #WhiskySanta!

But those bods behind the camera haven’t made it easy. They’ve made a marvellous montage of some of our favourite trips over on our YouTube channel – including the moment they caught up with #WhiskySanta. But can you spot him in the video?  Locate him, and you could be the lucky recipient of that £250 voucher!

Got him in your sights? Great. Now tell us where, complete with time stamp!

To enter:
1. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
2. Ping an email to
[email protected] with your YouTube username, where you saw #WhiskySanta, and that crucial time marker

Ideal!

We must have your entry by 23:59 on 23 December, and we’ll announce the lucky winner on Christmas Eve.

Happy finding!

18+ only and some exclusions apply. Further T&Cs apply.

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#WhiskySanta’s Glenfarclas 50 Year Old Decanter Super Wish

It’s been an exciting year of #WhiskySanta, but he’s got one last Super Wish up his immaculately cuffed sleeve – and it’s a real showstopper! Well, I’ve certainly been a busy Blitzen,…

It’s been an exciting year of #WhiskySanta, but he’s got one last Super Wish up his immaculately cuffed sleeve – and it’s a real showstopper!

Well, I’ve certainly been a busy Blitzen, haven’t I? I’ve been giving out gifts to Master of Malt customers at the checkout, and I’m not really looking to slow down until the middle of next week (I’ve got something I’m contractually obliged to do that Tuesday night, you know…), so that means you shouldn’t slow down on doing wishes either! That being said, it is time for my very last Super Wish of 2019. However, never fear, because I’ve got my hands on something absolutely incredible indeed…

This week’s Super Wish is for a single malt whisky that has matured for half a century! Or 50 years, if you prefer your units of time to be more plentiful but smaller. It was distilled by a magnificent family-owned distillery in Speyside. It slumbered in Spanish oak sherry casks. It’s just awesome. That enough preamble for you? Good, because I’m extraordinarily excited to say that the Super Wish this week is for a bottle of Glenfarclas 50 Year Old!

Oh yes, chums. For the final Super Wish of 2019, I’ve managed to get my mitts on a bottle of Glenfarclas 50 Year Old Decanter, worth a massive £12,000! Oodles of years maturing in sherry casks has given this one a spectacularly rich, complex and decadent flavour profile – the sort of thing any whisky fan would be astonished to find wrapped up underneath the Christmas tree.

You should know the score with Super Wishes by now, but in case you don’t, let’s go over it one last time, eh? If you fancy being in with a chance to get this bottle, you’ll want to wish for it! Head on over to the Glenfarclas 50 Year Old Decanter page and slam dunk that zazzy red button that says “Wish” on it. Using magic, a box will pop up with a  pre-populated Twitter or Facebook post. Hit publish and ta-da – you’ve gone and wished! You can also wish over on that fancy Instagram, just ensure you use the #WhiskySanta hashtag, otherwise my elves won’t be able to see it.

There’s that button!

You’ve got until the end of Thursday to make your wish for this breathtaking bottle, so ensure that you do that! In the meantime, I’ll continue granting all sorts of delicious wishes across the social medias, and handing out gifts to Master of Malt customers! I’ve got to keep busy, y’know, otherwise I’ll get bored and end up helping myself to whatever the MoM folks have put in the fridge. They put their names on all the food in there so I know who to thank after I gobble it up. Very kind of them.

UPDATE: My final Super Wish of 2019 has been granted – I do hope you enjoy deliciously old Glenfarclas, Catriona McCaw!

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