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I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m all for NAS whiskies. However this only on the proviso that they are perhaps a different to a distilleries core range or house style. To use marketing speak I like them to be character-led.  Swapping your base level age stated expression for, or introducing, a […]

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Welcome to a new series of occasional articles in which I invite first time writers to take over AmateurDrammer.com. This first article will introduce someone I have had the pleasure of chatting whisky with over on Twitter. I’ll let Nic introduce himself, give you his thoughts on his whisky journey and then his review of […]

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The town of Oban is set to be the location for a brand new whisky festival celebrating the water of life. The West Coast Whisky Fèis will take place in July of this year, and is the brainchild of Oban Whisky and Fine Wines, a local retailer of the spirit. Euan Finlayson, proprietor of Oban […]

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Mark Newton from MaltReview.com nominates his ultimate fantasy whisky.

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The Black Mountain Compagnie is a relatively new French operation with a couple of releases under their belt already. Their distillery is still at the pre build stage and they are keen to showcase a product now that will be indicative of what will be produced there in future.  They are sourcing whisky from Scotland […]

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The Dalmore is set to release an exceptionally rare, Domaine Henri Giraud champagne-finished 50 year old single malt to mark its Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th year in the whisky industry. As the creative force behind The Dalmore and its now iconic and innovative luxury releases, Richard Paterson’s passion, expertise and artistry has seen him […]

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The first review of 2017 looks at the Bowmore 9 year old.