Well my friends, here we are again at the end of yet another difficult year for many of us and, although we thought the the light at the end of the tunnel was getting brighter and closer to hand, it would seem that as I write, the world seems to be once again heading in the wrong direction. We face the second Christmas with the question hanging over us “should be be mixing with friends and family or not”. Either way the one thing that we know for sure is that we have plenty of the good stuff to keep us warm as we sit out yet another winter and whether you are sitting in company or just enjoying a dram by the fireside, we hope that with our latest release we are helping to banish the winter blues, so lets crack on and see what we were up to durning November.

First and foremost, our Autumn Release 2021 is out on the market. The stock allocated for the UK market was not large and it flew off the shelves from the Good Spirits Co in a couple of days. The rest of the stock is just about to arrive to GermanyBelgiumSwitzerlandCanada and Singapore. Please follow us on social media for more details where to find our drams.

Well, last month I was leaving you with the tales of us being on the road, so I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t start there again. So where did November take us? First up, I headed to a place I love to visit and a wee session with the St Andrews Whisky Society, courtesy of my good friend Mr Aedan Andrejus Burt. On the night we had a great gathering of over 40 hardy soles who turned up to be the first group to have the chance to sample and taste our latest outturn and on the night it was a draw between the Ben Nevis 8 year old finished in Palo Cortado sherry cask and coming in at a sturdy 56.7% ABV and by it’s side our Tomatin 10 year old in 1st fill white Port at a much more delicate 53.1% ABV. At the end of the night we also raffled off any dregs along with a full bottle of our Foursquare single cask, cask strength rum in aid of the brilliant charity WaterAid. I am delighted to report that we managed to raise £400 on the night so a massive thanks and congratulations to Aedan, his team and all involved. Very much looking forward to doing it again one of these days.

In other news it give me great pleaser to welcome a couple of new retailers to the Dràm Mòr family, i.e. Slijterij & Wijnhuis Zeewijck in the Netherlands, Whisky Shop in Kharkov, Ukraine and AB Liquor Outlet in Alberta, Canada. Picture credit below to @PWS.Media

We are delighted to have all of you with us folks and, hopefully when the world turns normally again, we will look to get to chance to pop out to say hello in person. Closer to home and it is with great pleasure that we welcome along our new pals on Glasgow’s south side with the Rum Shack now stocking both our Foursquare and Clarendon single cask, cask strength rums. A huge thanks to Brian and his team for being so welcoming! Here is to a long and happy relationship with all of you. Our rum can also be found on the Master of Malt now and that the products that are sold now all of them scored 5 star with the people who bought them, which is amazing to see, indeed. With our Clarendon rum, our Sales Manager for New Zealand Khi Leonard has created a modern style rum cocktail, called “I don’t like Cricket” , which we suggest trying if you grab a bottle of this rum.

On to last months reviews and we have a lot to get through this time with 5 reviews coming in from near and far. First up is a wonderful review of our Foursquare single cask, cask strength rum from Barbados and it was the renowned whisky blogger Ralfy who was kind enough to cast a knowledgeable eye over our bottle. This was a glowing review that even brought a response from Mr Richard Seal, the owner of Foursquare. We are so happy that this expression has been so well received and we are looking forward to revisiting this wonderful spirit. There is some stock left of our Foursqaure and it is on the way to BENELUX and Canada. So keep an eye on our social media.

Next up on the is someone well know to us here are Dràm Mòr, its our good friend Rod Morrison who worked his way through our latest outturn and I am happy to report that he is a happy man and you can see his thoughts here (scroll down the page). A new name is next up and we thank Mr. Daniel Durban in London, who took time to go through our drams in details (posted on our Facebook page) and this is very much appreciated, my friend. Overseas next as we wing our way to Poland and our faithful friend Mr. Piotr Strachura with the same again, with the focus on our single grain Dumbarton bottling, so we can see a great cross section of what folk are thinking of our drams. Last but certainly not least, we is a great big thank you to another long-term friend and supporter of Dràm Mòr, Mr. Neill Murphy. Neill has spent a good bit of time working methodically through the drams that we sent to him to sample and both Vick and I are extremely grateful to Neill and everyone else mentioned above for taking time to give a frank and honest opinion of our wares. At the end of the day, the only way that we can keep our bar set high and improving on what we do is if people like Rod, Daniel, Piotr and Neill giving us the feedback, so its very much appreciated, lads.
Last up for this month is a look back at those who have taken time to turn to social media to show us their support and number one on the list is the hardest working Brand Sales Manager in Europe, Mr. Shilton Almeida who very kindly popped round to the wonderful Bon Accord in Charring Cross, Glasgow where, whilst in cahoots with Mr Paul McDonagh (owner of the aforementioned Bon Accord) were happy to post a bottle kill of our Macduff. Glad you enjoyed it, lads, and, Shilton, I will raise a glass to every success in your new roll, Big Man. Another old friend of ours Mr Nick Gasgoyne was kind enough to share his latest Dràm Mòr purchase, a great Glen Moray10 year old finished in 1st fill Madeira. Glad to see that you enjoyed it as much as we did Nick.

An old friend who I haven’t seen in many a year next and it’s over to Mr Howard Wilkinson of Ayrshire Food Network who has plumped for our 8 year old Ben Nevis finished in Palo Cortado. Whats not to love about this one? Next we have the mysteriously named ‘The Mentor’ on Twitter who celebrated our Inchfad from last time around. A dram that really put the cat among the pigeons with its delicious rich flavour and sophistication.
So that was the month. On that note it just leaves it to me to wish all of you and all of yours the very happiest of Christmases and a very healthy and wealthy 2022 for when it comes around.
Enjoy yourselves and don’t forget to raise a glass of your favourite Dràm Mòr spirit come the bells. Stay safe, take care and all the very best. Till next year……..


Kenny & Viktorija

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