Author Archives: AmateurDrammer

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.

Rob Reviews – Talisker 18

New Columnist Rob Beaton takes a look at one of his all time favourites – Talisker 18

Review – The Dram Mòr Glenrothes 2009

New Glasgow based Indie bottlers Dram Mòr may be under the radar just now but will their first release be the start of good things to come?

Review – The Hilhaven Lodge Blended American Whiskey

I don’t really know much about American whiskies – which probably means I probably shouldn’t write about them.

Or perhaps it means I should write about them?

Either way, here is a review of some juice from across the pond…

What Every Whisky Drinker Needs To Know About Port

What Every Whisky Drinker Needs To Know About Port- a brief guide to the Portuguese fortified wine.