Review – Longrow Red Pinot Noir Cask

A look at a Longrow Red, which has been finished in a Pinot Noir cask.

Review- Craigellachie, Worm Tubs and Some Dirty Overtones.

Looking at a punchy and yet tempered 19yo Craigellachie as well as talking dirty malts and worm tubs.

You Dont Know As Much About Whisky As You Think You Do. Featuring Greg Dillon and the UDO.

No matter who you are, its true. You really dont. There is probably no better way to humble yourself than to blindly test a whisky that you know nothing about, and to do it publicly just to give that extra element of pressure. So when a bottle marked only with a ‘?’ arrived from whisky […]

Tasting Note Archive

A (hopefully)comprehensive archive of all my reviews, rants, tasting notes, rambles, visits, tours, pictures and press releases organised alphabetically by distillery name.

Springbank 16y.o Local Barley

Memories of home brought back by a fantastic new Springbank.

Whisky and Cigar pairing with Daniel Santiago.

Writing exclusively for AmateurDrammer.com, Daniel Santiago nominates a whisky and cigar pairing.

Merry Christmas to you all

Merry Christmas from The Amateur Drammer!

Desert Island Drams – Klaus Doblmann

This weeks Desert Island Dram is nominated by Klaus Doblmann. Klaus is a whisky blogger from Austria. He blogs in English and focuses on reviewing whiskies with the occasional opinion piece thrown in. My whisky experience started right after my 18th birthday, over 10 years ago, with a bottle of Jim Beam (for making an Irish […]