Author Archives: AmateurDrammer

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?

Feature – Talking Toddy

No review this week as I’m struggling with a cold so I take a closer look at a whisky based remedy.

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.

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.