Master of Malt's Summer Sale Is On Now!
The Master of Malt Summer Sale is now on!! The sale is from now until August 15th, so be quick to grab some money off a bottle of the good stuff!
We've trawled through their sale to pick out the best whisky discounts on offer...
Auchroisk 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 589060) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
Was £129.95 Now £114.95
A Montgomerie's bottling of 21 year old single malt from Auchroisk! This was distilled in November 1995 and set aside to age in a bourbon cask until September 2017, when it was bottled with an ABV of 46% as part of the Rare Select range.
Burnt Ends Blended Whiskey
Was £29.95 Now £23.95
Burnt ends - the sleeper hit of the barbecue world. Your brain might jump to Flintstone-sized racks of ribs and piles of pulled pork when barbecue is brought up, but those charred, smoky morsels are hard to beat. With that in mind, behold, Burnt Ends Blended Whisky! Inspired by the tasty goods served at the barbecue joints of the USA, this rich, meaty expression brings together Tennessee rye whiskey and sherry cask-finished peated single malt Scotch whisky, all within a bottle that looks like it should hold barbecue sauce. It's meaty, smoky, rich and satisfying stuff
Highland Park 40 Year Old - Spring 2019 Release
Was £3000 Now £2600
Highland Park vintages from years long passed are something of a treat, and this exceptionally impressive Orkney single malt has witnessed a smashing 40 years of maturation! That's right, four whole decades. After such time, it was presented in this rather lovely vessel, adorned with a striking array of Viking symbols complete with a wooden presentation case.
Highland Park 16 Year Old Twisted Tattoo
Was £67.60 Now £52.60
Highland Park's Twisted Tattoo combines whisky aged in Spanish Rioja wine seasoned casks with whisky aged in first-fill bourbon casks - a wonderful combination indeed! Inspiration for this one came from the Viking legend of the Midgard Serpent, which got itself twisted around the world to bite its own tail. You can even see said serpent on the bottle's label, designed by tattoo artist Colin Dale.
Was £30.16 Now £27.16
All the way from Melbourne, Australia comes Starward Left-Field, a fab single malt whisky that was designed to be enjoy... Well, however you fancy enjoying it! A rounded and flavoursome expression, having matured in Australian red wine barrels, Left-Field shows off generous helpings of dried fruit, maple syrup, and baking spice notes. Enjoy neat, with a mixer, splash it in a cocktail – it's a versatile whisky suitable for all sorts of serves!
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera
Was £44.95 Now £39.95
A 15 year old matured in American bourbon, Portuguese sherry and virgin oak. The whisky was then married in a Solera vat. This is a great staple 15 year old from the Glenfiddich distillery.
Whisky Works Glaswegian 29 Year Old
Was £118.94 Now £98.94
29 year old single grain Scotch whisky, distilled by a now-closed Glasgow-based distillery and bottled as part of the initial releases from Whisky Works. Bottled at cask strength and rich in vanilla, brown sugar and softly-toasted oak notes.
Was £32.20 Now £29.20
A blended whisky all the way from Canada! Signal Hill is made from Canadian corn and barley, and blended with waters from Newfoundland. The whisky is aged in new white oak casks, first-fill bourbon casks and Canadian whisky casks - whew! It's also non-chill filtered.
Deanston 12 Year Old
Was £37.60 Now £33.60
The new, relaunched 12 year old, this single malt has been bottled at a slightly higher proof, negating the necessity for chill-filtration and as such retaining more of its original charm. A lovely dram from the Deanston distillery.
Darkness 8 Year Old
Was £49.95 . Now £44.95
At the core of this Darkness expression is an eight year old single malt Scotch whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels. Following that, the whisky is moved over to custom-made Oloroso sherry octave casks for at least three months. It's also non-chill filtered, and bottled without any additional colouring.
Small casks make for a vastly increased surface area to volume ratio compared to the much larger sherry butts, leading to more cask influence and more of those intense sherried notes we've all come to know and love.
Darkness 8 Year Old is a continuous release from the range that was previously built around very limited edition bottlings, though the name of the game hasn't changed - big ol' helpings of sherried deliciousness await you!
Jura 13 Year Old 2006 Two-One-Two
Was £72.65 Now £67.15
This here is the inaugural release in Jura's Two-One-Two range, a series of annual limited edition bottlings. This expression was distilled on Jura in 2006, and left in American white oak bourbon barrels. Before it was bottled, it was treated to a finish in Chinkapin oak casks, a type of wood native to east and central North America. It was finally bottled at 13 years old, with only 6,000 bottles released. Oh, and what's with the name? The Jura community is made up of only 212 islanders! Nothing to do with the 212 area code for parts of New York City which has made its way into various songs.
Benriach The Smoky Ten
Was £41.95 Now £36.95
The Smoky Ten from Benriach's core range launched in 2020 shows off the distillery's skill at working with peated malt. Master blender Dr. Rachel Barrie and her team created this expression using whisky matured in bourbon barrels, toasted virgin oak casks and Jamaican rum casks, building a delicious flavour profile of ripe fruit and creamy spices to support the peaty wafts at its core. Top post-dinner dram, this!
Whisky Works King of Trees 10 Year Old
Was £73.96 Now £58.96
One of two intial releases from The Whisky Work range, King of Trees is a 10 year old blended malt made with Highland whiskies, and a portion of the whisky was finished in a cask made from native Scottish oak. It doesn't overpower the flavour profile, but does help bring out some bright orchard fruit freshness and bright oak notes.
Whisky Works Quartermaster 11 Year Old
Was £71.94 Now £56.94
This release from the experimental Whisky Works is Quartermaster, an 11 Year Old blend. It marries Highland grain and Speyside malts which have been through four different maturations and finishes. Bet the name makes more sense now, eh? The grain whisky was matured in rum barrels, followed by a finish in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, while the malts were matured in a combination of American white oak and sherry butts. Eventually, it was blended and bottled at 46.4% ABV, with a limited release of 2,134 bottles.
Wolfburn Batch No.270
Was £78.95 Now £63.95
The second release in a range of small batch single malt Scotch whisky releases from the Wolfburn distillery in Thurso. Similar to Batch No.128, this was matured in half-sized, first-fill bourbon barrel, but in contrast to previous release, Batch No.270 was made with unpeated spirit, giving all those yummy vanilla-y elements from the small casks centre stage. 6,000 bottles were produced.
Speyburn 8 Year Old 2007 - Young Rebels Collection No.1 (Hidden Spirits)
Was £84.95 Now £74.95
This is an 8 year old Speyburn single malt, distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2015 by Hidden Spirits for their Young Rebels Collection No.1, which sounds a bit like a Rod Stewart song. The label features one of those fish with the teeth and lights on their head. Not sure what those are called. Google it yourself. We can't do everything, you know!
An Islay Kildalton Distillery 7 Year Old 2007 (cask SE035) - Svenska Eldvatten
Was £149.95 Now £129.95
Mysterious single malt from Islay, independently bottled by Sweden's Svenska Eldvatten. This was distilled by an undisclosed distillery on the Kildalton Coast of Islay in August 2007, matured in an ex-bourbon barrel and bottled 7 years later on September 2014, with an outturn of 258 cask-strength bottles.
Balblair 25 Year Old
Was £444.94 Now £404.94
A fantastically full bodied Balblair, which has seen a quarter of a century of ageing. The Highlander was initially matured in American oak bourbon casks, before it was then transferred for a second ageing period in Spanish oak butts. The single malt was finally bottled at the age of 25 years at 46% ABV, sporting all those delicious characteristic Balblair notes of orange and apricot.
Crabbie 50 Year Old
Was £4395 Now £3895
John Crabbie & Co. has once again bottled up a fantastic whisky, and this time it has got its hands on a single malt that was aged for a very long time indeed. Behold, the Crabbie 50 Year Old! Sourced from a a distillery on Islay, this 50 year old expression was drawn from a sherry single cask and bottled without chill-filtration or additional colour. It comes in a handsome decanter, which itself is housed in an equally handsome wooden gift box. Just 220 of these decanter were produced, so if extraordinarily old whisky is your thing, you know what to do.
And that's it! Quite a selection. Let us know what you picked!