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The winner of a bundle of Zespri cocktail goodies is…

Amazing cocktails are in the future of one lucky person because they’ve won our #BagThisBundle competition with Zespri kiwis! Do you know what you’re able to do with MoM’s Own…

Amazing cocktails are in the future of one lucky person because they’ve won our #BagThisBundle competition with Zespri kiwis!

Do you know what you’re able to do with MoM’s Own The Collection, as well as a bottle of Angostura Bitters, a bottle of Monin Pur Sucre de Canne (Pure Cane Sugar) Syrup, a Boston Glass, an Urban Bar Copper Plated Boston Can, an Urban Bar Copper Plated Ginza Jigger and a box of 12 Zespri SunGold kiwifruits?

Make all kinds of delicious cocktails. There’s nothing stopping you. You’ve got the equipment. You’ve got the booze. And the best part is, you got it all just for clicking a few buttons on Instagram. Well, you did if you’re the winner of our Zespri kiwi competition. Which one fortunate fella is. Who is it? It’s…

Dan Fullard!

make amazing cocktails with Zespri kiwis

Congratulations Dan, and if you fancy doubling your luck there’s always a fantastic new competition to enter. And that goes for the rest of you too…

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Win a trip to Islay during Fèis Ìle 2022 with Bunnahabhain!

We’re giving you and a plus-one the chance to head to Islay and to enjoy some Fèis Ìle 2022 festivities with the wonderful folk at Bunnahabhain Distillery. You don’t want…

We’re giving you and a plus-one the chance to head to Islay and to enjoy some Fèis Ìle 2022 festivities with the wonderful folk at Bunnahabhain Distillery. You don’t want to miss out.

Spending the last two years not attending Fèis Ìle in person has been hard for us whisky lovers. We miss the sights, the sounds, the smells. Frankly, you’ll have to forgive some of us here at MoM Towers who have been experiencing some slight withdrawal symptoms. Jake has taken to standing underneath a sprinkler while blasting Celtic tunes. I’m making travel arrangements for ferries and flights and then cancelling all of them at the last minute. I think I even saw Sam scribbling his own label on a mock TBWC exclusive bottle. It was very clearly bourbon. The poor soul.

There’s only one cure for all of this. We simply must go next year. We have to experience the island, the food, the music, the wilderness and, of course, the whisky. We’re sure you’re of a similar mindset. This is why we came up with a brilliant idea. Why don’t we send a couple of you to the island while the festival is going on behalf of us and our friends over at Bunnahabhain Distillery

That’s right, it’s competition time. And this one is a doozy. We’re jetting you off to Scotland for three nights from 2-5 June 2022 to enjoy an array of activities and boozy delights. And it’s all happening while Fèis Ìle 2022 is taking place (27 May – 4 June). Want to know exactly what you could win? Of course you do. Here’s the list in full:

Win a trip to Fèis Ìle 2022 with Bunnahabhain!

Fancy heading here? Enter now!

The grand prize

-Flights from a UK airport to Scotland, and onward travel to Islay (flights and ferry)
-Accommodation at the cottage at Bowmore from the 2nd to the 5th June 2022 with breakfast included.
-Complimentary evening meal, with a tutored tasting from someone at the distillery
-A morning masterclass with master blender Julieann Fernandez and distillery manager Andrew Brown
-As well as a backstage pass to have a chat with them after the tasting
-Two tickets for the incredibly popular dramming sessions at Warehouse 9
-Two tickets for the Bunnahabhain at Sea boat trip
-Two tickets for one complimentary lunch at the Bunnahabhain Distillery
-A complimentary Fèis Ìle bottling of whisky
-£25 allowance per person per day

It’s worth saying at this point that, if the much-feared does happen and Fèis Ìle is postponed, the dates and details of the trip will be adjusted to match. For full details check the T&Cs, as always.

Win a trip to Fèis Ìle 2022 with Bunnahabhain!

Whisky-soaked adventure awaits!

“How do I enter?! Tell meeeeeee!!!”

Simple. Just purchase a bottle of whisky from this range of Bunnahabhain delights for a chance to win. You can buy as many bottles as you want from the following selection, which includes some great special offers, and even if you don’t win you’ll still have a terrific bottle of whisky to call your own. We do look after you.

You have until 30 June to enter, so don’t hang around. The chance to win a trip of a lifetime doesn’t come around often, so when it does you really want to take it. Best of luck everyone!

MoM Bunnahabhain Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 12:00:01pm 16 June to 23:59 30 June 2021. Date and important travel restrictions apply. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Postal route available. See full T&Cs for details. 

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The winner of a VIP trip to the Lakes Distillery is…

A VIP trip to one of the country’s most beautiful locations to drink delicious English whisky is about to be on the cards for one lucky person. We have a…

A VIP trip to one of the country’s most beautiful locations to drink delicious English whisky is about to be on the cards for one lucky person. We have a new competition winner!

How good does a whisky-soaked trip to the Lakes District sound to you right now? Amazing? Us too. Well, one lucky person is about to live the dream. They’ve won our VIP trip to the Lakes Distillery competition.

Taking full advantage of our increasing freedom, today’s victor will head to the beautiful Lakes Distillery with their lucky +1 and a night’s accommodation including breakfast, a tour of the Lakes distillery including access to the whisky maker’s blending studio, a three-course lunch for two in the on-site bistro which and a whisky and chocolate tasting experience. All while enjoying the distiller’s stunning surroundings. Which alpacas roam. Neat, right?

VIP trip to The Lakes Distillery

So, who is our fortunate winner? It’s… 

Wendy O’Brien!

Props to you Wendy for scoring the trip of a lifetime and for those who weren’t so lucky this time, you’re sure to find a new competition worth entering right here.

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The winner of a bundle of Sexton Irish Whiskey goodies is…

Every time a competition ends a winner must be announced. Isn’t it exciting? This time somebody is about to discover they’ve been lucky enough to nab a bundle of Sexton…

Every time a competition ends a winner must be announced. Isn’t it exciting? This time somebody is about to discover they’ve been lucky enough to nab a bundle of Sexton Irish Whiskey goodies!

Winner, winner chicken dinner. Somebody’s won one of our signature #BagThisBundle competitions and got themselves a terrific bundle coming their way. It’s full of Sexton Irish whiskey goodies. Although there’s no chicken involved. Sorry, that might have been confusing. 

But the good news is that the victor is going to have so much whiskey and equipment to make a host of delicious Irish whiskey cocktails that they’ll happily supply the chicken themselves. The Sexton has ensured that the bundle includes a bottle of its tasty Single Malt as well as a branded speed pourer, ice stamp, cocktail booklet, and lapel pin. Oh, and two branded slate coasters and six (6!) highball glasses. It’s quite the haul.

Sexton Irish Whiskey

And it’s all heading the way of one lucky individual. Congratulations to…

David Judge!

Enjoy the spoils of your victory sir. For everyone else, there’s plenty of other competitions to enter!

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#BagthisBundle – win the ultimate hamper of Tomatin Whisky!

If you’re a fan of light, fruity, and tasty whisky then you’ll want to enter our latest competition. A HUGE bundle of goodies is up for grabs: a hamper of …

If you’re a fan of light, fruity, and tasty whisky then you’ll want to enter our latest competition. A HUGE bundle of goodies is up for grabs: a hamper of  Tomatin whisky!

In the Highlands, you’ll find a site that was once the largest malt whisky distillery in Scotland. Founded in 1897, the once humble Tomatin went through a pretty constant period of expansion through much of the 20th century, going from two stills to four in 1956, four to six in ‘58, then to 11 in ’61, and then in 1974, a further 12 stills were installed. At its height, Tomatin had 23 stills and could produce 10m litres of Scotch whisky per annum.

It was a key player in providing malt whisky for blends during the boom years of the 1960s and ’70s. But when boom inevitably turned into bust Tomatin was almost lost. Thankfully, in 1986 it was saved by Japanese drinks conglomerate Takara Holdings, making it the first Scottish distillery to be wholly owned by a Japanese company. Today Tomatin operates with twelve stills in operation, producing classic sweet, fruity Highland-style Scotch, as well as a small amount of peated whisky as well. 

The distillery has more of a single malt presence now than it ever has had previously and it’s a range really worth exploring. Even Anchorman star Will Ferrell is a fan. And we’d like to help you do that. As an extra incentive, we’ve created a competition that rewards you for purchasing Tomatin whisky by giving you a chance to win a most glorious hamper of goodies. 

A hamper of Tomatin Whisky

If somebody brought this to a picnic with me I’d marry them on the spot

The hamper of Tomatin whisky:

“What is inside the glorious hamper?” we hear you cry. Well, brace yourself, because it’s a heck load of whisky goodies. Ready? Here they are: 

  • Tomatin 30 Year Old
  • Tomatin 36 Year Old
  • Tomatin Decades II
  • Tomatin 2006 Fino Sherry
  • A Tomatin magnet
  • A Tomatin keyring
  • 2 x Tomatin pin badges
  • A Tomatin tote bag
  • 2 x Tomatin Glencairn glasses
  • A Tomatin beanie hat
  • A Tomatin tealight candle holder 
  • A Tomatin jug (to add water to your whisky)
  • Eteaket Tomatin flavoured tea
  • A voucher for a VIP Tour for two people at the Tomatin Distillery (valid for 24 months, entry only, no travel provided)
How to enter:

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is buy any 70cl bottle of Tomatin. Yep. That’s all. Just head here, pick yourself up some whisky (original bottlings by and from Tomatin only, excluding independent bottlings and Cù Bòcan range) and you’re in it to win it. It’s great because a) it’s really easy and b) even if you lose, you still have amazing whisky to enjoy!

The competition closes on 20 June, so don’t hang around. Get entering now! And best of luck.

MoM Tomatin ‘Bag This Bundle’ Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries close 23:59:59 20 June 2021. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Shipping restrictions apply. Independent bottlings excluded. Postal route available. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. See full T&Cs for details.

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The winner of a bundle of Duppy Share Rum goodies is…

Typically when our competitions come to a close we have the pleasure of announcing just one winner. But not this time. Today we’ve got FIVE winners to announce. Get ready…

Typically when our competitions come to a close we have the pleasure of announcing just one winner. But not this time. Today we’ve got FIVE winners to announce. Get ready for a champions roll call. 

Our competition with Duppy Share Rum has come to a timely end and so there is just one thing left to do. Grab our celebratory trumpets (you obviously can’t hear them but we like the atmosphere they create) and read the name of our victors out loud to rapturous applause (again, you won’t hear the benefit but we like to have fun here).

Usually, this is quite a short process, as most of our competitions have just one or two winners. This time is different, however. Five separate human people are about to receive a bundle including a bottle of The Duppy Share Caribbean Rum, a bottle of The Duppy Share Spiced Rum, a bottle of Duppy Share Summer Syrup, two 200ml Fevertree White Grape and Apricot soda water, and two 200ml Dash soda water, as well as branded bar blade, pendant, and two cups.

Duppy Share

And so, just as Duppy Share Rum went all out with the prize, today we too have the pleasure of going all out with the announcement. Trumpets at the ready folks. Here are our five winners:

Larysa Khomutova 

Benjamin Ashdown

Jonathan Currie

Rebecca Lewis

Sarah Davies

Congratulations to all of you. Enjoy your epic bounty. For those of you who weren’t so lucky don’t fear, we’ve always got a fantastic new competition to enter…

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Win a VIP trip to the the House of Hine Cognac

We’re running a very special competition this week for a chance to win a VIP trip to the House of Hine Cognac in France and taste with cellar master Eric…

We’re running a very special competition this week for a chance to win a VIP trip to the House of Hine Cognac in France and taste with cellar master Eric Forget. What a prize!

Maison Hine is situated in an actual house in Jarnac on the banks of the river Charente in the heart of the Cognac region. It’s a beautiful spot where it feels like time has stood still since Thomas Hine, who was originally from Devon, founded the house in the 18th century.

Since then, Hine has become one of the most respected names in Cognac, famous for its elegant spirits and in particular its vintage offerings. The Hine family used to live in the house by the river but it’s now used for entertaining very important friends of the firm. Lucky visitors can enjoy the pool, beautiful grounds, luxurious bedrooms and best of all a library of old Hine vintages stretching back decades.

Win a VIP trip to the House of Hine Cognac

It is very much not open to the public. Hine doesn’t let just anyone visit and you can’t buy your way in. But we’re offering a chance for customers to become very important friends of the firm for two days. You’ll be able to revel in the old-world luxury of the house and enjoy a tasting of rare Cognacs with cellar master Eric Forget. We had the privilege of meeting and tasting with M. Forget in 2019. This is a trip of a lifetime for spirit lovers. We’re a bit jealous, it has to be said. 

House of Hine, Jarnac

The House of Hine on the river Charente

Your trip will include:

– Standard or economy flight travel for two people from any airport in the United Kingdom to Bordeaux;

-Accommodation in Jarnac for two nights for two people.

-A full in-depth tour of the house and historic cellars, a guided tour through the vineyards and at the distillery, the opportunity to taste a wide range of Hine cognacs and meet with Hine cellar master Eric Forget.

-Additional activities such as a barbecue around the pool, canoeing on the river Charente, or a visit to the town of Cognac (time of the year dependant, and subject to availability.)

How to enter:

So how do I become one of these extremely important friends of the firm? Well, it’s very easy. All you have to do is buy a bottle of delicious Hine Rare VSOP Cognac, and you will be automatically entered. That’s it! There are no forms to fill out, hoops to jump through or Krypton Factor-esque mental and physical tests. Phew!

MoM House of Hine Competition 2021 is open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 12:00:01 BST on 1 June to 23:59:59 BST on 20 June 2021. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. Date and travel restrictions apply. Multiple entries are allowed. Postal route available. See full T&Cs for details.

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Win a year’s worth of whisky or rum for Father’s Day!

Want the ultimate Father’s Day present? Well, our new competition is offering somebody the chance to win a year’s supply of whisky or rum! Dads are notoriously hard to buy…

Want the ultimate Father’s Day present? Well, our new competition is offering somebody the chance to win a year’s supply of whisky or rum!

Dads are notoriously hard to buy for. Every card has the same lame references to golf or beer. Every gift site has the familiar, tired collection of vaguely masculine, personalised paraphernalia. 

And with everything that’s been going on in the last year or so, plenty of people will be working on a budget. So in order to appropriately spoil the father figure in your life, you’ll need to find something spectacular that doesn’t break the bank. Sounds tricky, right? Wrong.

Because we’re giving you an opportunity to win a year’s supply of whisky or rum for the price of simply entering a competition.

Win a year’s worth of whisky or rum

All this could be your gift to dad this year…

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Drinks by the Dram to launch one of our most significant competitions yet. You see, the brand makes all kinds of delightful tasting sets, like the 12 Dram Premium Rum Collection or the 12 Dram Whisky Collection. They’re an amazing way to explore a spirit and make for excellent gifts.

Well, when you purchase either one now you’ll get entered into our competition, the prize of which is 12 full-size bottles of what is in either collection (winner’s choice). 

So, for example, if you win and are a fan of whisky, your dad will receive a bottle of Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey one month, then Glenfiddich Experimental Series – IPA Cask Finish the next and so on (you can see exactly what’s in each tasting collection by clicking on the link to the products).

Win a year’s worth of whisky or rum

Just imagine getting a delivery of one of these beautifies every month!

Simply buy one of the tasting sets between now and 19 June and you’re in with a chance to win an incomparable prize. Oh, and the best part is, even if you don’t win, you’ve still got a fantastic collection set to give your dad!

Good luck everyone, and if whoever wins wants to share a celebratory dram with us, you know where we are…

MoM Father’s Day Competition 2021 open to entrants in the UK who are 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 12:00:01 GMT on 24 May to 23:59:59 GMT on 19 June 2021. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. Postal route available. See full T&Cs for details.

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Win a VIP trip to the Boatyard Distillery

Continuing our week of gin, we’ve got a great competition for all you gin lovers out there: a chance to win a VIP trip to the Boatyard Distillery in Northern…

Continuing our week of gin, we’ve got a great competition for all you gin lovers out there: a chance to win a VIP trip to the Boatyard Distillery in Northern Ireland. Read on, but only if you’re interested.

Located on the banks of the gorgeous Lough Erne, one of Northern Ireland’s largest lakes, the Boatyard Distillery was founded by ex-Glenmorangie employee Joe McGirr. McGirr was brought up on a dairy farm in nearby Enniskillen and he’d long dreamed of opening a distillery back home.

The Boatyard story

Following a stint at the London Distillery Company where he learnt how to make gin, in 2016, the Boatyard Distillery was born, named after a disused boatyard that it’s built upon. 

The team do things a little differently, producing their own base spirit (most producers buy it in) from Irish wheat and use only organic botanicals. The range includes a Double Gin, so-called because the juniper berries are included twice in the distillation process, a sweet Old Tom gin, and a vodka made from Irish wheat.

It’s a real family business run by Joe and his sister Theresa. His brother Brian runs the farm while his elder sister Marie writes poetry that goes on the labels.

Boatyard Gin

Just buy one of these, a you could win a trip to visit the Boatyard Distillery

Win a trip to the Boatyard Distillery

So, do you fancy a chance for you and a friend to visit this beautiful part of Northern Ireland and see how Boatyard gin is made? Of course you do!

The prize includes:

– Flight from UK address to Belfast, Ireland

– Transport to accommodation

– One night stay at Lough Erne Hotel

– Complimentary breakfast and dinner at Lough Erne Hotel

– Distillery tour and tasting

– Seasonal activities such as foraging or a short trek to a hidden cave that is the home to Fermanagh’s secret distillery (weather permitting.)

How to enter

Entering this incredible competition could not be easier. All you have to do is buy a 70cl Boatyard Double Gin. Multiple entries are allowed. You don’t have to do anything else. So make yourself a G&T and put your feet up.

MoM Boatyard Distillery Competition 2021 is open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 12:00:01 BST on 19 May 2021 to 23:59:59 BST on 02 June 2021. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. Date and travel restrictions apply. Postal route available. See full T&Cs for details.

 

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Win a bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask!

Redbreast is doing its best Willy Wonka impression with its latest competition. Just find the golden ticket cork and you’ll win a bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask whiskey. When Redbreast…

Redbreast is doing its best Willy Wonka impression with its latest competition. Just find the golden ticket cork and you’ll win a bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask whiskey.

When Redbreast launches a new Irish whiskey, you stand up and take note. The brand has an exceptional core range as well as an array of much-loved limited edition bottlings, like its annual Dream Cask releases. 

Each whiskey is selected by master blender Billy Leighton in collaboration with blender Dave McCabe. Last year’s edition was a dram matured for a minimum of 28 years in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels, an Oloroso sherry butt, and a ruby Port-seasoned cask, which was then married in the ruby Port cask to mature further as a single Dream Cask before being bottled at 51.5% ABV. 

Win a bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask

Introducing: Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition

A new Dream Cask

This year’s bottling is Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition. It’s a 29-year-old single pot still Irish whiskey aged in ex-bourbon, sherry and ruby Port-seasoned casks which were then married together in a single Oloroso sherry butt and left to mature for a further 15 months before being bottled at 51.2% ABV.

Expect all the luxury, complexity, and rich sherried goodness you’ve come to love from Redbreast in this one. Leighton describes it as “undeniably special and yet unmistakably Redbreast” and says to expect notes of dried fruits, herbs, and toasted oak and a complex aroma of liquorice, leather, and nutmeg.

Seeing as these expressions usually sell out quicker than Daniel O’Donnell tickets at an Irish monastery (nuns love him), Redbreast introduced a new balloting system in 2020 to cope with demand. Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition will be similarly available in limited quantities via the brand’s private members’ club, The Birdhouse

Win a bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask

Here’s how you can win a bottle

And another route that involves us. How? With a competition straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Simply buy a bottle of Redbreast 12 Year Old and you might just find one of six golden corks hidden among them. If you do, a bottle of the Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry edition could be heading your way. 

Let’s clarify exactly how this works so you don’t miss out: 

  • Buy a bottle of tasty whisky here (multiple entries are allowed)
  • If you find a golden cork, you’ve won.
  • Make sure you check. Don’t just throw away the cork. 
  • If you are one of the lucky Golden Cork Winners, take a photo of the cork and code on the side. Email the photo with your contact details to [email protected] and they will be in touch with the next steps.
  • There will be six prizes for six winners. 
  • And the prize is a 50cl bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition, including packaging and carriage. 

Clear? Great, now get entering and best of luck everyone!

MoM Redbreast Dream Cask Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 12:00:01 GMT on 17 May to 23:59:59 GMT on 31 December 2021. UK only excluding Northern Ireland. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. See full T&Cs for details.

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