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The Burns Night poetry comp – we have a winner!

The judges have conferred, discussed, mused and argued. Now after much debate, we have chosen a winner in our Robert Burns Single Malt competition. Here are all the details: It’s…

The judges have conferred, discussed, mused and argued. Now after much debate, we have chosen a winner in our Robert Burns Single Malt competition. Here are all the details:

It’s Burns Night which means that it’s time to announce the winner of our poetry competition. We were inundated with entries, from haikus to rude limericks to long poems written in the style of Burns. There were many that rhymed whisky with frisky, some that made us laugh, and others that made us groan. There were even a few that were too obscene to print. Overall though, we were amazed by how much effort some of you put in. Who knew Master of Malt customers would be so talented? We were so impressed that we’ve picked five runners up who will all receive drams.

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Burns Night poetry comp – win Robert Burns single malt!

Friday 25th January is Burns Night and to celebrate Scotland’s bard we are doing something a little different, a poetry competition! Robbie Burns was not only Scotland’s greatest poet but…

Friday 25th January is Burns Night and to celebrate Scotland’s bard we are doing something a little different, a poetry competition!

Robbie Burns was not only Scotland’s greatest poet but he was also famously keen on Scotland’s greatest export, Tunnock’s Teacakes. Sorry, whisky! If Burns had the money, he drank Ferintosh from the Black Isle, which was considered the best whisky in Scotland. When it stopped distilling in 1784, Burns wrote a poem: “Ferintosh! O sadly lost! Scotland lament frae coast to coast….” Though a lowlander, he was not very keen on Lowland whiskies, referring to them as “rascally liquor”. Perhaps though, Burns’s most famous pronouncement was: “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither! Take aff your dram!” And who can argue with that?

So to celebrate Burns and Scotch whisky, Master of Malt is proud to announce a poetry competition. All you have to do is write a poem about whisky. It’s as simple as that. It could be a sonnet, a haiku, a limerick, or, if you have the time, an epic like ‘Paradise Lost’. You could even write it in the style of Burns. It could be about a specific whisky (shall I compare thee to a Famous Grouse?), or could be about whisky in general. We only insist that your poem must be in English or Scots. The winner will be the one that we think is the best (making us laugh will probably help).

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The winners of the VIP trip to The Ardbeg Distillery are…

Three individuals will soon gaze upon the breathtaking views from the Seaview Cottage. The warmth and smell of peat bonfires filling their noses. They are the victors. Our competition has…

Three individuals will soon gaze upon the breathtaking views from the Seaview Cottage. The warmth and smell of peat bonfires filling their noses. They are the victors. Our competition has concluded and a VIP trip to Ardbeg Distillery is their prize!

Islay. Ardbeg Distillery. Distillery tours. Tastings. An enhanced Ardbeg activity. Two nights’ accommodation at the distillery with meals and more. All of this awaits the lucky three victors (and their plus-ones).

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The winner of the Where’s #WhiskySanta? competition is…

To mark another fantastic festive season, we asked the good public (that’s you!) to help us find our supernatural, omniscient, festive, heavily-bearded friend #WhiskySanta, with a £250 MoM gift voucher…

To mark another fantastic festive season, we asked the good public (that’s you!) to help us find our supernatural, omniscient, festive, heavily-bearded friend #WhiskySanta, with a £250 MoM gift voucher as reward – and we’ve got our winner!

As the countdown to Christmas was drawing to a close we approached you with an opportunity to find our friend, and win big by doing so. #WhiskySanta became a little distracted while living his best life at Aberfeldy Distillery (we can confirm the rumours that mince pies were to blame) and got a tad lost. So we asked you to put on your best Sherlock Holmes/Nancy Drew/that guy with the moustache impression and help us find #WhiskySanta.

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#WhiskySanta’s Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Super Wish!

#WhiskySanta’s really pushed the boat out for his final Super Wish of 2018. Fancy a whisky distilled waaaayy back in 1956? What about one described as ‘age- and logic-defying’? This…

#WhiskySanta’s really pushed the boat out for his final Super Wish of 2018. Fancy a whisky distilled waaaayy back in 1956? What about one described as ‘age- and logic-defying’? This week’s mega super-duper Super Wish is… Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release!

Ho, ho, ho, my marvellous, merry chums! I’m in exceptionally fine spirits this glorious Monday. Not only did my elves cook me a terrifically tasty early Christmas dinner yesterday (I need to get my strength up in the last week before the Big Day! I’m still working my way through my mega Santa sack of gifts worth £250,000! Keep wishing on social and buying those boozes. You never know what I might slip in with your order… I might even pick up the entire tab!), but I have a right treat in store for my final Super Wish of 2018.

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Help us find #WhiskySanta and win a £250 Master of Malt voucher!

Fancy snapping up a delicious Christmas treat just for you? Help us find #WhiskySanta and you could snap up a super-fancy, interest-accruing, never-expiring Master of Malt voucher worth £250! Christmas…

Fancy snapping up a delicious Christmas treat just for you? Help us find #WhiskySanta and you could snap up a super-fancy, interest-accruing, never-expiring Master of Malt voucher worth £250!

Christmas is approaching with alarming haste! Which probably means you’re either in a panicked whirlwind of pressie shopping or you’re sat smugly, dram in hand, actually enjoying the festive season as you’d chosen, bought, and wrapped all your gifts prior to 1 November.

Either way, there’s still space for a little self-gifting, right? How does a MoM voucher to the tune of £250 sound?! That’s a really rather delectable bottle. Or a LOT of drams. It’s also the dream way to round off the year!

So we thought we’d get in the spirit of #WhiskySanta and have a little game for our eagle-eyed friends and followers!

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#WhiskySanta’s The Macallan M Super Wish!

#WhiskySanta is back with a Super Wish so special that it will, quite literally, knock your socks off. This week he’s giving away a Lalique decanter of The Macallan M…

#WhiskySanta is back with a Super Wish so special that it will, quite literally, knock your socks off. This week he’s giving away a Lalique decanter of The Macallan M worth £3,300!

Mariah Carey once sang “All I want for Christmas is you”. In my view, it’s the last great Christmas song and one I never get tired of shaking my booty to at the #WhiskySanta Christmas party, but can you imagine if people acted on this song’s sentiments? Just picture the scene. It’s Christmas Day but I haven’t ventured down the chimney laden with boozy goodness because someone said that all they wanted for Christmas was to see a special friend. There would be tears before bedtime.

So to prevent grown-ups crying, I have been busier than ever giving away fine whiskies and other boozes from around the world in thousands of Master of Malt orders and also across social. By harnessing the awesome power of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (oh, and Google+. Go on then), I have been making your wishes come true. Including, for some very lucky people, Super Wishes!

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#WhiskySanta’s Talisker Bodega Series 40 Year Old Super Wish!

#WhiskySanta has returned with the first spectacular Super Wish of December – and it’s another absolute Christmas corker. This week a lucky someone will receive a bottle of Talisker Bodega…

#WhiskySanta has returned with the first spectacular Super Wish of December – and it’s another absolute Christmas corker. This week a lucky someone will receive a bottle of Talisker Bodega Series 40 Year Old, worth £2,750!

Happy December, my festive friends! The most merry of months has returned, which I’m sure all who remembered to open their Advent calendars will know (particularly if they’re filled with the good stuff). As you can probably imagine, this is the month when I really get in the groove, which is just one of the many things Michael Bublé and I have in common.

But I’ve already got one up on my baritone buddy, as I’ve spent the previous few weeks making this the jolliest season it can be by granting wishes every single day across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I’ve also been building up to the big month by doing what I do best: frequenting MoM Towers to give away all kinds of wonderful things with orders – be it drams, bottles or gift vouchers, as well as picking up the tab for whole orders! Oh, and I’ve been granting those little things called Super Wishes!

From the Drinks by the Dram Old & Rare Advent Calendar, to the stunning Probably Speyside’s Finest Distillery 50yo 1967, the cracking Craigellachie 31 Year Old and the magical Method and Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old, many deserving wishers have been spoiled Super Wish-style! Seeing as the elves and I pride ourselves on making we maintain these Skye-high standards, this week’s Super Wish is… Talisker Bodega Series 40 Year Old!

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#WhiskySanta’s Method and Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old Super Wish!

Been particularly good this year? Feeling especially lucky? Excellent, as #WhiskySanta has revealed his next Super Wish. Hold on to your tasting glasses, folks. This week you could get your…

Been particularly good this year? Feeling especially lucky? Excellent, as #WhiskySanta has revealed his next Super Wish. Hold on to your tasting glasses, folks. This week you could get your mitts on a bottle of Midleton Method and Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old, worth almost £1,670!

Happy almost-December, my jolly chums! That’s right, we’ve not yet reached the crucial month of Christmas festivities. But just think about all the merriment I’ve already spread! Not only have I been busy granting wishes every single day across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, I’ve also been slogging it out behind the scenes at MoM Towers, giving away drams and bottles of the utmost deliciousness, gift vouchers and even picking up the tab for whole orders. AND THAT’S BEFORE WE GET ON TO THE MOMENTOUS SUPER WISHES! A Drinks by the Dram Old & Rare Advent Calendar and a bottle each of Probably Speyside’s Finest Distillery 50yo 1967 and the stunning Craigellachie 31 Year Old have already been sent out to thoroughly deserving folk, taken care of by my own personal reindeer. And my elves back at the North Pole think they are putting in a shift. I’ll show them. I’ve just pulled this week’s Super Wish from my Santa sack and it is… Midleton Method and Madness Single Pot Still 28 Year Old!

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Win a VIP trip to the Ardbeg Distillery

WIN the trip of a lifetime to Islay and Ardbeg Distillery! Three winners and their lucky plus-ones will enjoy a distillery tour, tastings, an enhanced Ardbeg activity and an overnight…

  • WIN the trip of a lifetime to Islay and Ardbeg Distillery!
  • Three winners and their lucky plus-ones will enjoy a distillery tour, tastings, an enhanced Ardbeg activity and an overnight stay with meals and more!
  • Everyone’s a winner – Ardbeg 10 Year Old is now just £34.95!
  • Award-winning Scotch whisky. Incredible food. Adventures on air, land and sea. A scenic Scottish island. All of this can be yours. “How is all this possible?” We hear you cry. Because we’re offering an incredible VIP 2 night stay for three human persons (and their +1s) at the Seaview Cottage at Ardbeg Distillery!

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