A Brace of Royal Brackla

Several months ago I was lucky enough to be shown around at Royal Brackla distillery. Its always been a favourite, mostly because its just along the road from my in-laws and it always reminds me of time spent up North. Royal Brackla is owned and operated by John Dewar and Sons. It is situated near […]

Royal Brackla 20 y.o – Rare Malts

The first review of 2016 and its a powerhouse of a dram…

Royal Brackla

A few pictures from my recent visit to Royal Brackla distillery. Great place to visit and fantastic to have the opportunity to have a good look round.                  

Royal Brackla rises!

I am currently on my way for a weekend at the in-laws.  They live very close to The Royal Brackla distillery, which recently announced the imminant release of its first distillery expressions for many years.    It will be avaliable in 12, 16 and 21 year old expressions and I cannot wait to try them. […]

Review – Dewars 25 and Ballantines 30

Taking it easy with some older blends. Looking at the new Dewars 25 and the Ballantines 30.

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.

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.

Delivery Day

Had a couple of interesting recent arrivals at Amateur Drammer HQ. Firstly some tasty looking Royal Brackla…   And my first Glenrothes!    Full reviews and tasting notes uploaded soon.