As huge whisky and music fans here at This Is My Dram, we have many choices in how to purchase our bottles and beats. Buying whisky and music online or in big conglomerate warehouses has its place but independent, specialist wine and whisky merchants often have a direct line to the producers and distributors and a wealth of knowledge to go along with it. Record Store Day celebrates our precious and irreplaceable independent record shops in the UK but what about a day in the sun for your friendly neighbourhood whisky merchant? Buy Local TIMD is our small gesture towards crowdsourcing and promoting a Dram Hunter's Guide to the hidden gem at the back of the shelf. 

Here is our handy reference map of some fantastic local, independent whisky shops recommended by listeners on twitter.  Support your local whisky retailer and tell us about your own tops tips at #buylocaltimd.