Masters of Malt

Masters of Malt Whiskey

It's funny that just pontificating about food and doing a bit of bacon-curing opens doors to doing things that you'd never have thought of. The occasional product review has appeared before but I've never been asked to review whisky until now; more particularly the Drinks by the Dram service from online spirits suppliers Masters of Malt.

What's that? Well, It's exactly what it says it is, you can order drinks by the dram, tot, measure, nip, slug, snifter, or whatever you care to call a 30ml measure!

"But why", I hear you ask, and to be honest those were my thoughts initially, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. "Come-on, Phil", I hear you say, "You're only saying that 'cos they've sent you a freeby!". OK you cynical lot, I'll admit that I was sceptical at first, but given that in the past someone kindly gave me a bottle of Laphroaig, about £30 quids worth, that to me tasted like TCP - the idea's grown on me.

The drams arrived well packaged and I really like the 'sort of' retro style of the bottle labels:

Masters of Malt Whisky

They'd make a great present, either singly as a stocking filler, or as a tasting selection - Masters of Malt have a number of pre-chosen sampling sets just in case you have difficulty in choosing your own and also do sampling sets for rum and cognac. Drinks by the Dram also gives the whisky aficionado the chance to try something like a Glenfarclas 1952 Family Cask, that costs over £1500 a bottle, without ending up in the divorce courts!

With a unbelievable selection of whiskies of all types from all around the world, including Japan, Sweden, India and even England - there's over two thousand Scottish whiskies alone - it's well worth a look. They also stock a wide range of other spirits, champagne, and the widest range of bitters I've ever seen!

Many thanks Masters of Malt

The drinks tasted were:

Master of Malt 12 Year Old Lowland Whisky
Master of Malt 12 Year Old Lowland Whisky
JW Dant Special Reserve 3cl Sample Bourbon Whisky
JW Dant Special Reserve 3cl Sample Bourbon Whisky
Jefferson's Bourbon
Jefferson's Bourbon

PS - drink safely or the whisky may look like this:

Masters of Malt Whisky

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There are two comments


The bottles look like the sample bottles they give you at the doctors, the only difference being that YOU have to fill them. Come to think of it the contents look about the right colour as well, but I’m not sure about the brown stuff running down the side of the bottle!

Well, I guess I’ve just blown my chance of getting some free samples myself. . . . .

Keith, (Email ) (URL) - 23-06-’11 00:30

Poor old Keith – still got problems with the water-works eh!;-)

Phil, (Email ) (URL) - 23-06-’11 20:34

I'm somewhat incapacitated at present so replies may take some time. Please post urgent enquiries at the forum.

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