Author Archives: AmateurDrammer

Review – Pontificating Upon a Pair of Port Ellen

There are few distilleries that even although silent whose names carry some major weight. Brora and Malt Mill are excellent examples of this phenomenon. Port Ellen is another. The imminent revival of this Islay legend (see here for a little more on this) has put it into a slightly sharper focus with many speculating about […]

Review – Another Perfectly Peaty Port Charlotte? The OLC:01

After last years introduction of the Port Charlotte 10 how has the range developed?

Review – Beside The Seaside With a Pair of Taliskers

Taking a look at the youngest and oldest expressions in the Talisker range.

Review – It’s Always Sunny in Tomintoul

Discovering a delightful release from Tomintoul.

Not A Whisky Review – That Boutique-y Caroni Rum

As it turns out there are distilled sprits other than Whisky, and so begins a irregular series of non-whisky reviews This week: Rum.

Review – The Waterproof Blended Malt and Wearing Raincoats Amid a Soggy Forest

A review of a new blended malt, featuring raincoats and a soggy forest.

Review – Fettercairn 16

Looking at the new Fettercairn 16 year old and asking if you are going full on experimental then why not get a little contrived?

Rob Reviews – The Balvenie Doublewood

The week Rob Beaton takes a closer look at a well known yet often overlooked malt – The Balvenie Doublewood.

Review – The Scalasaig Island Hopper

Looking at the inaugural release from Colonsay Beverages – The Scalasaig ‘Island Hopper’

Review – A Fishermans Friend – Bruichladdich 12yo Rivesaltes Wine Cask

Looking at an unusual cask type utilised by a new independent bottler.