When a sample arrived recently from Yorkshire based independent bottlers Claxtons I must admit to being rather over excited. You will (or should) know by now that I am a big fan of Bruichladdich. What you may not know however that as a recent convert to red wine one of my favourite varieties is Rioja.  […]


It’s been a busy few days for the postman at AmateurDrammer HQ.  Another delivery saw the arrival of another subscription box, this time from The Dram Team. It’s been hard to escape the launch of The Dram Team recently and after a very active social media campaign and with the promise of some excellent drams […]


Some time ago I was fortunate enough to receive one of the first ever subscription boxes from a new company called Wishky.Co I had been chatting to the founder Neil for a while over email and social media and soon realised how enthusiastic and motivated he was to launch the Wishky project. Getting whisky sent […]


Meeting The Whisky Pilgrim and my thoughts on Fettercairns branding.


Blogger and Bruichladdich fan iLaddie nominates his Desert Island Dram in the last nomination of Series 2.


This weeks nomination is from Rob who writes for


I have always been a fan of the process. Its always nice to make time to do something right.  Whether its making fresh coffee rather than just an instant, having a proper wet shave with soap and a brush or sitting down to write with pen and paper as I am doing just now.  Being […]