13 December 2017

Glen Moray Tweet Tasting III

Continuing our hugely successful triumphant teeming thong of Twitter trending Tweet Tastings into 2018, we’re dramspankingly delighted to announce that on January 24th (Burns Night Eve) we’ll be teaming up again with our good friends at Glen Moray, to share, sip and savour a gaggle of their glorious whisky wares.

All lips are sealed and mum’s the word at the moment, with regards to what we’ll be pouring and exploring on the night, but all will be revealed soon!

If you would like to take part in an evening that’s all about the gargantuan glory of Glen Moray, Click Here to register your interest by emailing your full name, full postal address and Twitter handle, remembering to mark the subject line #GlenMoray

The closing date to register is January 4th, and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of January 24th to take part!
Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evenings dramfotainment. So, we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on January 24th at 7pm GMT via #GlenMoray
Registration open to over 18's only!
For more information on Glen Moray, visit: glenmoray.com
Be part of the dramfotainment!

12 December 2017

The Whisky Wire's 12 Drams of Christmas 2017

For the last seven years we’ve brought you our ’12 Drams of Christmas’ as chosen by you! So we thought it would only be rude not to do the same again this year, and use it as the perfect excuse to start getting into the festive spirit.

Since November 23rd, you’ve been nominating your top three favourite festive favourites in abundance, and after trawling through all the entries and tallying up all the nominations, here are our '12 Drams of Christmas' in ranking order, as chosen by you!

Just in case you're thinking of gifting any of this year’s dramspanking festive dozen, we've done all the hard work and have also included the most current and competitive retail details. Hootendrammy!

12 Drams of Christmas 2017
1. Glenfarclas 15 Year Old
Available from House of Malt for £47.95
2. Aberlour A’bunadh
Available from The Whisky Exchange for £48.95
3. Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood
Available from The Wee Dram for £36.95
4. Glenlivet 18 Year Old
Available from Celtic Whiskey Shop for £79.44
5. Jameson Irish Whiskey
Available from Sainsbury's for £18.00
6. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old
Available from Master of Malt for £38.95
7. Talisker 10 Year Old
Available from Master of Malt for £29.95
8. Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Available from Loch Fyne Whiskies for £46.45
9. Johnnie Walker Black Label
Available from Sainsbury's for £22.00
10. Benromach 10 Year Old
Available from Whisky Shop Dufftown for £33.95
11. Tamdhu 10 Year Old
Available from The Whisky Exchange for £34.95
12. Glengoyne 18 Year Old
Available from Master of Malt for £75.40
*Prices correct as of December 12th 2017
A huge thanks to all those who took part and entered, the response was absolutely phenomenal. In return for your nominations we added the names of everyone who entered into our virtual Santa hat for a chance to win a bottle of Tamdhu 12 Year Old - M&S Exclusive.

We’re delighted to announce that Jonathan Prior from Stoke, had his name drawn from the hat and is our winner. Congratulations, your bottle will be winging its way to you later this week!

4 December 2017

Vote for The Whisky Wire at the UK Blog Awards

We’re dramspankingly delighted to announce that we've been nominated for a UK Blog Award, in the category of Food and Drink, and if you don’t mind we’d like to ask you a quick favour?

If over the last 7 years you have enjoyed or indeed just read any of our reviews and interviews, taken part in any of our 100+ Tweet Tastings, or have just vaguely followed our blend of dramfotainment across our social media channels, we would be genuinely thrilled and very grateful if you could take a minute to vote for us in the UK Blog Awards 2018.

To vote all you need to do is Click Here and then submit your details.

Just for reading this post we’d like to raise a big glass of thanks, if you actually voted for us, here’s another!

1 December 2017

Speyburn Whisky Competition

To help celebrate the recent splendorous 15 Year Old release from Speyburn, we’ve teamed up with the Speyside based distillery, to give one of our readers the chance of winning a bottle.

Speyburn 15 Year Old, has been matured in American oak and Spanish oak casks, which have helped create aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, orange, raisins and spice, and a creamy, citrus fruit led palate.

Produced in the stunning natural environment of Speyside, Speyburn 15 Year Old has been created using fresh spring water from the Granty Burn, a stream flowing with soft and clear spring water of the River Spey.
To be in with a chance of winning a bottle of Speyburn 15 Year Old Click Here and email us your contact details along with the phrase that dramming pays:
“I’d love to sip and savour, the latest splendorous Speyside sensation from Speyburn”
*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: Speyburn Comp
If you’re on Twitter you can also follow us via @TheWhiskyWire and RT one of our related competition tweets for another chance to win!
Speyburn 15 Year Old (46% ABV) is now available from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £60.00.
For more information on Speyburn, visit: speyburn.com
Competition closes at 23:59 on December 18th 2017. You have to be aged 18 years or over to enter!