Master of Malt has announced the release of four new Single Malt Whiskies from That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
Doubly good news for me because the first batch sold out so quickly I didn’t even have time to blog about it!
The second instalment of whiskies from That Boutique-y Whisky Company hail from the Speyside distilleries of BenRiach, Aberlour, Aultmore and Benrinnes.
All are bottled without age statements (to demonstrate that the flavour of the whisky is more important than its age) and feature cult comic book style labels that reference various stories and in-jokes associated with the distilleries and the people connected to them.
Launched in September 2012, That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the truest sense of the term, meaning that they are a blend of casks from a single distillery.
Remember to keep hold of your old bottles because you might just be able to play spot-the-difference with later batches – that’s if you look very carefully!
|Aberlour – Batch 1||Nose: Raisins and dried apple lead to cox apples, cloudy apple juice, ground ginger and roast cocoa beans with maybe the slightest hint of smoke.
Palate: Rich, fruity and mouth-filling, with additional notes of ginger, barley and bitter dark chocolate.
Finish: The finish is substantial and well-rounded with burnt dry fruits, autumnal berries, Pink Lady apples and brandy cream flavours.
|Aultmore – Batch 1||Nose: Vanilla oak notes, followed by lemon zest and greengages. As the whisky opens up intense notes of cloves and lime zest reveal themselves.
Palate: The palate is layered with mixed spices, sweetened with creamy vanilla, and highlighted with notes of greengages and citrus peels.
Finish: The finish lingers with refreshing menthol, deep dark chocolate and tingling white pepper.
|BenRiach – Batch 1||Nose: Big fruity cherries, marmalade, a hint of red vermouth followed by subtle toffee and old leather. Then, just out of reach, is a little bit of peat just to remind you of BenRiach’s other personality.
Palate: Red cherries, strawberry coulis leading to floral heather and a (very small) pinch of peat.
Finish: The finish is soft and gentle with a sugar syrup quality flecked with strawberries and raspberries with the briefest suggestion of crushed black pepper.
|Benrinnes – Batch 1||Nose: A fat aroma of stewing peaches and lychees dominates the nose with side notes of a just opened packet of juicy sultanas and moist fruit cake. Positively enchanting!
Palate: Silky and oily with reduced tropical fruit juices, fireworks, grape juice and a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Finish: Lingering firework smoke, rhubarb, passion fruit and peaches in a full-bodied and fruity finish.