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Review – The Dalmore Regalis

Dalmore is certainly an opinion splitter when it comes to whisky enthusiasts. I’ve always been a fan, and as an ex-marketing student it’s as as much for their slick marketing as for their product. The Dalmore Distillery was founded by Alexander Mathieson in 1839 and passed through various owners until its acquisition by Whyte & […]

Lagavulin 8 Year Old Special Edition

A look at the Special Edition Lagavulin release that celebrates the distilleries 200th anniversary.

Discovering Tormore – ‘The Pearl of Speyside’

Having a look at a very underated and mostly unknown distillery.

The mystery of The Glenlivet Cipher

A look at the rather mysterious Glenlivet Cipher.

Claxtons Auchroisk 25

Independant bottlers Claxtons return with a 25 y.o Auchroisk single cask bottling.

Gordon & MacPhail Linkwood 16 Côte Rôtie wood finish.

An early contender for my Dram of The Year. Gordon & MacPhails Linkwood 16 Cote Rotie finish.

The Singleton of Dufftown 18 y.o

A brief look at The Singleton 18 year old.

The Trojan – Exile Casks.

I’ve always loved mythology. As a boy I read and re-read countless stories of heros slaying otherworldly creatures and embarking on seemingly impossible quests. As an adult I grew to love the Ray Harryhausen films such as The 7th voyage of Sinbad and Jason and The Argonauts. This brings us nicely to Exile Casks first release, […]

The rebirth of Bladnoch and the introduction of the Pure Scot

News broke some time ago that Bladnoch Distillery was saved. The company was reborn and reinvigorated as we eagerly anticipated their first forays back into the whisky market.   Fast forward several months and I get a very generous sample of their new blended scotch, Pure Scot, delivered to AmateurDrammer HQ. This is a blend […]

The AnCnoc Vintage range. 1999 – 2001

Last week I had the pleasure (and good fortune) to take part in a Twitter Tasting with anCnoc, looking at their Vintage range. Specifically the 1999, 2000 and 2001 bottlings.  First up was the 1999 vintage. AnCnoc 1999 Vintage, OB, 46%abv (avaliable here) On the nose it is quite sweet with big citrus notes, […]