Author Archives: AmateurDrammer

What The Drammer Did Next – Reflections on the Past, Present and Future.

If I have learnt anything over the last few years it is that whisky is truly an all encompassing passion of mine. What started out as reserving a small corner of the internet to record my whisky journey, my rambles and my thoughts soon turned into something amazing. A gateway not only into the seemly […]

Feature review – Octomore and more and then one more

Taking a peaty and smoky stroll through the new Octomore 11’s

November Review Roundup

This month we take a look at a single cask Highland Park, an Indian Single Malt, a classic Brora, a Cognac finished Bourbon, a new Dalmore and a jazzy Lagavulin from last year.

Feature Review – Glendronach 29 Kingsman Edition

Taking a look at an expression that is perhaps the very essence of the Glendronach Distillery.

October Review Roundup

This month features a new release in Duncan Taylor’s Octave Project, the latest from The Lakes Distillery, the inaugural indie release from Badachro, a rum cask finished Smokehead and a new red wine finished 18 year old from Aberfeldy.

Review – Diageo Special Releases Collection 2020

Hearalded by Master Blender Craig Wilson as an ‘Encore’ of 2019, how will this years Special Releases Collection stack up? Spoiler alert – no Brora or Port Ellen – but will they even be missed?

Review – Pontificating Upon a Pair of Port Ellen

Looking at two expressions of 40 year old expressions from Islay’s sleeping giant – Port Ellen

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.