Monthly Archives: October 2016

Desert Island Drams – Bill Linnane

“A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn’t think he’d remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in, and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress […]

Claxtons Bruichladdich

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.  […]

The Dram Team 

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 […]

Wishky.co – A whisky subscription service.

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 […]

When is a brand not a brand? (An essay in which I become an honorary pilgrim)

Meeting The Whisky Pilgrim and my thoughts on Fettercairns branding.

Desert Island Drams – iLaddie

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