That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tasting Notes

Posted: November 27, 2014 in Blended Scotch Whisky, Blended Whisky

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Blended Whisky #1 Batch 1 50.3%

Tasted: July 2014

Nose: Initially a little shy but the sweet molasses, coffee and hickory emerge along with malty baked fruit and a touch of spice. With time the aromas become quite grainy and some light muscavado sugar coated tangerine and sweet, dusty violets emerge. Lovely intensity now.

Palate: Moist and lightly doughy with hints of malt and milk chocolate and very spicy grains. Lovely depth with hints of dried fruit, liquorice and wood notes on the middle. Wow! Those spices realty bite!

Finish: Intense and mouth-watering. A serious spice riot is going on here! Dry, woody, bitter chocolate finish with the spices lingering for minutes.

Conclusion: Stunning stuff! Intense and spicy. If this isn’t whisky of the month I’ll eat my shorts! [tasted blind for the Whisky Magazine. And no, there was no short eating needed!]

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Blended Whisky Batch #1 50.3%

Re-Tasted: Dec 2014

Nose: Intense and phenolic with lovely, sweet, violet tinged peat. Quite dense and malty with hints of melon and guava. Lightly grainy with a good dollop of balancing, fragrant honey and with time a touch of wood spice.

Palate: Luscious and honeyed. Veritably dripping in the stuff! Mature, dusty fruit and tropical fruit give the impression of age and the grain adds a gentle nip. Quite alcoholic but the honey balances superbly.

Finish: Long and phenolic as the sweet peat escape the clutches of the honey! Lightly citric, grainy and stony finish.

Conclusion: A superb blend. Even though the abv is quite high the huge degree of honey means you can drink it without the need for dilution.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Blended Whisky #2 Batch 1 48.3%

Tasted: Mar 2015

Nose: Overwhelming aromas of sulphur tainted sherry. There are hints of sweet citrus and spice but…….

Palate: Metallic and sulphured. In fact very sulphured with hints of dried fruit beneath. Rather bitter, musty and dirty.

Finish: Very dry and bitter.

Conclusion: Very disappointing.

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