Monthly Archives: June 2016

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The Trojan – Exile Casks.

I’ve always loved mythology. As a boy I read and re-read countless stories of heros slaying otherworldly creatures and embarking on seemingly impossible quests. As an adult I grew to love the Ray Harryhausen films such as The 7th voyage of Sinbad and Jason and The Argonauts. This brings us nicely to Exile Casks first release, […]

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Desert Island Dram – Ben Bowers from A Dram a Day

Ben Bowers is undertaking a charity whisky tasting challenge. Here he nominates his Desert Island Dram.

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Glen Moray Sherry Cask Finish

£22 doesn’t buy you a lot these days.  Certainly not when it comes to whisky anyway…. I’m not sure what Glen Moray are trying to do here when releasing this new expression at this low price point. They are either trying to target the entry level market or they are just challenging the rest of […]

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A visit to Glen Moray

I must admit that starting to tour distilleries was what really pushed my passion to a new level. The actual process of making the whisky itself really doesn’t change that much from distillery to distillery but seeing the variation in building design, still shapes, mash tuns etc is what excites me. The more you see, […]

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Langatun Swiss Whisky

With Europe very much on the minds of those of us in the UK who are preparing to vote whether to remain part of the European Union or not, I thought this might be a good time to take a look at some drams from mainland Europe. This week we will look at Langatun Swiss […]

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Desert Island Drams – Whisky Unplugged

Mark from WhiskyUnplugged shares his Desert Island Dram.

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The rebirth of Bladnoch and the introduction of the Pure Scot

News broke some time ago that Bladnoch Distillery was saved. The company was reborn and reinvigorated as we eagerly anticipated their first forays back into the whisky market.   Fast forward several months and I get a very generous sample of their new blended scotch, Pure Scot, delivered to AmateurDrammer HQ. This is a blend […]