This is my dilemma each year when shopping for a Christmas gift for my parents. They are up there in years and certainly don’t need any more stuff. So what do I do? Well, to my great fortune, I received an email from Master of Malt and was directed to the Whiskey Advent Calendar which is a part of their Drinks by the Dram program.
This was a perfect gift for the following reasons: Continue reading
Way back in August 2011, our friends at the Master of Malt sent G-LO a nice sample pack as told by this post: http://boozedancing.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/whisky-review-dailuaine-27-year-old-1983-%E2%80%93-single-cask-master-of-malt/. As you can see, I’m really behind in getting to this review.
Here are my impressions of this whisky… Continue reading
Awhile ago, the folks at Master of Malt sent a few samples our way and I selected the Inchgower 29 Single Cask as we divided the spoils. I chose the Inchgower because I had not tried anything from that distillery. It also didn’t hurt that it was well-aged and a single cask. Inchgower is located on the outskirts of Buckie, Moray and is considered a Lower Speyside Malt. The distillery now part of the Diageo empire, had long been operated by Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd and remains the major contributor to Bell’s blended whisky. Master of Malt obtained an Inchgower that was distilled in June, 1982 and then aged in a single refill hogshead until bottled by Master of Malt in November, 2011.
Here are the tasting notes for the Inchgower 29 from Master of Malt: Continue reading
In early May of 2011, Master of Malt announced The Bloggers’ Blend. In a nutshell, Master of Malt picked ten bloggers and asked them to create their own blended whisky using various single malt and grain whisky samples that they would provide. Here is the list of bloggers that took part in this competition: Continue reading
Earlier this week, I received an advertisement from Master of Malt. Apparently, the folks at Gordon and MacPhail have released a 60 year old Glen Grant to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. For the low, low price of £7,995 (roughly $12,710), you can purchase a 70cl bottle that comes in a wooden case with a piece of mounted Continue reading
On July 26th, our friends at Master of Malt announced a a new contest on their blog called “Guess That Booze!” (all of the contest details are listed in the screen capture above). Since five people came pretty damn close to listing all of the ingredients and guessing what they were making, Master of Malt decided to call it a five way tie, and Continue reading
The kids ask for toys and Daddy asks for whisky. That’s how Christmas has worked around my house for the past several years. Since the holidays are fast approaching, I need to pull together this year’s whisky wish list. Thanks to the interwebz, finding out about new releases has never been easier, but making a wish list with whiskies that people will Continue reading
A while ago, our friends at Master of Malt sent some samples for our reviewing. From among the pack, I chose a bottle from a distillery that I had never tried. North British is one of seven grain distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is jointly owned by Diageo and the Edrington Group. From the Master of Malt, the North British 20 is Continue reading
If you’re a regular reader of this blog and love whisk(e)y, then you’re already familiar with Master of Malt and the Glenfarclas Distillery. But what is all this Movember Continue reading
Every once in awhile, blogging has its perks…
On August 5th, I received the following email from our friends at Master of Malt: Continue reading