Monthly Archives: August 2015

One I’ve not tried before. 

Tried this the other night and was pleasantly surprised by it. Little spiky on the finish but really rather pleasant.    Always nice to try something new. Thanks to dram buddy Mike for the suggestion. 

Visiting Ben Nevis Ditillery

I was lucky enough recently to get a private tour around Ben Nevis distillery.    Ive been past many times and never had the time to pop in and look around so when a family friend thoughtfully arranged for me to get a tour I jumped at the chance. The staff were knowledgable and very […]

Guess the contents

Spending today celebrating the wedding of two good friends. Of course I shall be packing a hip flask, any one want to try and guess the contents?   

Ballantines 17 Blended Scotch Whisky

Until I started researching this dram I hadn’t realised that it was voted Jim Murrays ‘Scotch blend of the year’ in 2010. High praise indeed.  Originally blended in 1827 it is apparently a blend of up to 50 other whiskies, including Scapa and Miltonduff.    The nose is floral and intensly sweet with vanilla hints […]

Amateur Drammer in Swedish!

Global domination begins…   

The Drammer is now on Instagram

You can now follow the Amateur Drammer on instagram.    To view the page click here.   

The Old Perth Blended Scotch Whisky

Perth is a city with a grand history when it comes to blended whiskies. Dewars, Bells and Grouse are three of the biggest. Old Perth Scotch Whisky was originally created in the early 1900s in Perth by the Thomson family.  The late 1970s saw the brand disappear but it has been brought back to life […]