Change is inevitable or so they say… With the rising cost-of-living, and folk’s increasingly busy schedules, we want to make sure that our club remains accessible to all members. So, after more than half a decade since we launched our Drop-In Drams, we’re mixing up the formula a wee bit!
In the past, we’ve released new drams every two weeks, and samples cost $5 each (or were free for premium members). From now on that has all changed! We’re now releasing two drams simultaneously every month on the second Monday of the month. One of these two will be a budget-friendly option and will be completely free for every member. The other will be a premium (and sometimes super premium) option that is also free, but only available for existing Dram Association Premium Members.
For the first month of this new release schedule, I’m revisiting a couple of personal favorites from the last 12 months. Our premium dram for November is this wonderful single cask Ardmore. If you’re familiar at all with my personal taste in whisky, you’ll probably know that I’m a big Ardmore fan. The softer less coastal peat commonly combines with orchard fruits and biscuits for an immensely satisfying combination. Age often brings out a more playful and tropical side, as is the case with this delightful release from earlier this year.
Take a look at the video below for a segment of my interview tasting with Richar Urquhart of Gordon & MacPhail. And stay tuned for December’s drams – two that I’ve never had before.