11 July 2018

Win a year's subscription to WHISKY-ME


Fancy another way to win with The Whisky Wire? Of course you do, so allow us to gladly oblige and take care of all your whisky winning needs!
 
We’re thrilled to announce that we’re teaming up with our friends at WHISKY-ME, the taking it to the next level whisky subscription service, from the team behind the multi-award winning Black Rock bar in London, to give one of our followers the chance of winning a year’s free subscription
 
Launched in November 2017, WHISKY-ME is a whisky subscription service designed to make exploring the rich diversity of whisky, easy and accessible.
 
Every month WHISKY-ME hand selects some of the best whiskies in the world , and posts them to their subscribers in their distinct whisky pouches, along with details of what they’re drinking and access to exclusive distillery video footage.
 
As its membership numbers grow, WHISKY-ME likes to reward its faithful, so if you have already signed up, keep your eyes peeled for some rather tasty rewards!
 
To be in with a chance of winning and having a WHISKY-ME whisky pouch dropped through your letterbox, every month for a year, enter by clicking here and sending us your contact details, along with the following phrase that dramming pays:
 
“I’d love WHISKY-ME to pour and post me pouches of malty magic, and have a dramspanking drop of dramspankage dropped through my door every month for a year”

*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: WHISKY-ME
 
If you’re on Twitter you can also follow us and RT one of our related comp tweets for another chance to win!

#WhiskyMeComp
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For more information on WHISKY-ME and to sign up as a member from just £7,00 a month, visit: whisky-me.com
 
Competition closes at 23:59 on August 10th 2018. Competition open to UK residents only. You have to be aged 21 years or over to enter!

26 June 2018

Five Big Bang For Buck Belters For Under £30


Following the epic response to our first batch of ‘Big Bang For Buck Bargain Belters For Under £30’ last month, we’re absolutely delighted to bring you our recommendations for another five top notch drops of dramspankage, that cost less than three tenners!

Aberlour 10 Year Old
A right rollickingly rich and rewarding Speysider, that becomes even more decadently delicious with every sip. So fruity and festive, that if you did wish it could be Christmas everyday, this would most certainly help you get into the spirit of things!
£24.00 at Morrisons

Bowmore 12 Year Old
A feisty fruit led, sassily smoky cavalcade of all things coastal, that deserves some serious slow sipping and savouring. A superb solo act, that also just happens to work like a treat as a whisky base in an Old Fashioned.
£23.00 at Tesco

Laphroaig 10 Year Old
A phenol-menal, malty medicinal marvel! When we started out on our dramming journey, this was our very first flirtation with all things Islay, and ever since it has proudly become one of our whisky cabinet essentials!
£30.00 at Sainsbury's

Woodford Reserve Bourbon
A fabulously full and sumptuously smooth drop of liquid Americana, that really does fall into the category of being ‘a pure drop of dramming class in a glass’. Equally superb served neat or as a base in an Old Fashioned or a Mint Julip.
£24.00 at Tesco

Bushmills 10 Year Old
With all the new kids on the Irish dramming block, it’s easy to forget about some of the classic bottlings from the bigger heritage brands. This Irish single malt is a classic in every sense of the word, and deserves to have its delicious depths and belting bounty, poured, explored and enjoyed by all!
£25.00 at Sainsbury's


We’d love to hear your thoughts on our £30 and under dramming recommendations, so tweet or post your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #BigBangForBuckBelters

*Prices correct as of 26/06/18

14 June 2018

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

The Singleton Malt Master's Selection
 
 
Nose: Sassily spiced baked apples – lightly grilled peaches - sauternes poached pears – blackberry jam smeared on granary toast - orange zest – warm honeycomb - vanilla chantilly cream – Jamaican ginger cake - aniseed twists – icing sugar - grounds of white and black pepper – cinnamon sticks and a teasing trace of tobacco leaves.
Palate: Granny Smith apples dipped in unctuously runny spiced toffee sauce – candied orange peel - maraschino cherries -  blackcurrant and vanilla cheesecake – treacle tart - hints of grilled fennel bulbs – pear drops – aniseed twists – a pinch of white pepper – freshly baked and still soft to the touch gingerbread - ground cinnamon and some rather charismatically charred oak.
Finish: A full rounded ticks all of the boxes kind of medium and moreish finish, that just keeps on exuding all the sweet and spicy wares that it delivered so well on both the nose and palate.
Summary: A beautifully balanced, big bang for buck drop of dramspankage from ‘The Singleton’, which will be available later this month for a RRP of £30.00. Not only does it make for a superb entry level solo sipper, it also just happens to makes a great whisky base in an Old Fashioned - win, win!
 
 

12 June 2018

The Ultimate American Whiskey Tweet Tasting


Continuing our teeming throng of industry leading Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on July 4th, we’ll be teaming up with our good friends at Maverick Drinks, for the Ultimate American Whiskey Tweet Tasting!

Celebrating American Independence Day in fine spirited style, on the night we’ll be pouring and exploring a wave of wondrous liquid Americana, in the form of bourbon, ryes and whiskey, from some of the amazing brands in Maverick Drinks American craft whiskey portfolio.
Full details to follow, but if you fancy being part of a truly epic evening of American dramfotainment click here to register your details by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle, remembering to mark the subject line: #drinkcraft
The closing date to register is June 21st, and if you are registering please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of July 4th to take part!!!
Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evening’s dramspankery, with your favourite drop of liquid Americana in hand. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on July 4th at 19:00 BST via #drinkcraft
Registration open to over 21's only!
For more info on Maverick Drinks, visit: maverickdrinks.com
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Be part of the dramfotainment!