Heiko is from Germany with a specialized field in Whisky. After finishing his apprenticeship as a fully trained hotel clerk he began work as a barkeeper in the 5-Star Hotel A-Rosa on the beautiful island of Sylt. He discovered the passion for whisky a few years ago and since then his life is full of […]


19 Jul
Heiko reviews one of his favorite Islay single malt scotches

Heiko is from Germany with a specialized field in Whisky. After finishing his apprenticeship as a fully trained hotel clerk he began work as a barkeeper in the 5-Star Hotel A-Rosa on the beautiful island of Sylt. He discovered the passion for whisky a few years ago and since then his life is full of […]


Counting down the days until Christmas on a traditional advent calendar is exciting: opening a cardboard door to uncover a piece of Santa-shaped chocolate, or perhaps a marshmallow snowman. But let’s face it, there are better things in life than cheap milk chocolate and stale marshmallows to make you merry. Drinks by the Dram brings […]


22 Oct
Four antique cocktails to explore bygone delights

British spirit merchants Masters of Malt have just announced their latest additions to the “Experimental Series” bottled by The Handmade Cocktail Company. We saw their first two ready-bottled beverages not too long ago, and now they’ve added four new twists on classic recipes that will have you on you’re swerve faster than you can say […]


16 Oct
Drink like a sailor with Master of Malt's 57% spirit

UK spirit retailer Master of Malt has released several lines of Gin we’ve been keen on (check out their “Origin Range” Single Estate Gins), and their new line explores a bit of the mystic drink’s history. This year’s Bathtub Gin is bottled at 57% alcohol, higher than their release in 2011, but it’s still produced […]


15 Oct
Select a more distinguished spirit than your glass of Jameson

Continuing in his quest to have whisky-guzzlers worldwide give up their overly-commercialized yet beloved bottle of Jack Daniels, Ian Buxton has released a sequel to his 2010 guide 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die. In light of a more cosmopolitan approach to enjoying Scotland’s national drink, the illustrious tippler renounces the obvious whiskies in […]


27 Sep
Two new ready-to-pour boozy beverages for a quickshot buzz

The Handmade Cocktail Company presents the first two cocktails from its nascent “Experimental Series Range”: Hanky Panky and Boulevardier. Since 2011 The Handmade Cocktail Company has produced a collection of classic cocktails that conveniently require little preparation to serve, with this latest range originating in February as part of a competition for Masters of Malt lovers […]


17 Sep
Ardberg, Macallan, Caperdonich & Port Ellen's collectible whisky

UK-based liquor retailer Masters of Malt recently launched a new range of single malt whiskies from single distilleries. Each is independently bottled and produced from hand-selected parcels of scotch, and is given no age statement as the age of the whiskey within each bottle will vary from batch to batch. Adhering to the standards of […]

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