That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Advent Calender Adventure

A tasting, with some special whiskies from That Boutiquey Whisky Company. With a selected group of whisky friends, we had the opportunity to try a selection of whisky from their new advent calendar. This evening was a complete adventure with a lot of new whiskies and taste experiences. Every whisky was a surprise, each with their own character. One whisky was more lovable than the other.

New whiskies, were nosed, taste and “dissected” by a couple of whisky enthusiasts. It was an amazing, thrilling and exciting evening. I think we all got at least one favourite of the range That Boutique-y Whisky Company has to offer.

Glen Ord 20 yr – Batch 1 – 51.9%

  • Color: Pale gold
  • Nose: sweet, mushroom, raisins, prune, peach but also lemon, citrus, clove, fresh apple peels, hints of salty beaches, juicy, minty, freshness when closing the eyes. But also far away, medicine
  • Taste: Spicy, salty, green pepper, peach, raisins, custard, lemon, lime, cinnamon, brown sugar,  a complexity of mint leaf, vanilla, honey and smooth oil
  • Finish: Strong, short, tingling and dry

Blended Malt #4, 6 yr, Batch 1 – 53.6%

  • Color: Light Gold
  • Nose: spicy, bitter and sweet all at once. Caramel, cinnamon, toffee, pears, herbal influences, spirit new make and also something sweaty
  • Taste: Spicy, pepper, apple, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla soft fudge, chocolate pudding, grapes, peaches, pears, salty, toast and hints of medicinal and flowers
  • Finish: Warm, long and oily

Blended Grain #1, 50yr, Batch 2  – 46.9%

  • Color: Sweet gold
  • Nose: Banana, mango, vanilla, coconut juice, chocolate pudding, peaches, mandarin, sultana’s, papaya, kaki fruit, cinnamon, honey and nuts
  • Taste: Fresh, warm, tropical, coconuts, lemon, mango, almonds, marshmallows, chopped papaya with honey and dark chocolate covered with pudding and scraped strawberries
  • Finish: Lovely warm and lingering

The Glenlivet  27 yr – Batch 1 – 48.7%

 

  • Color: Amber gold
  • Nose: Fresh fruits, coffee floral honey, apricot, toffee, honey, blackberry, walnuts, butterscotch cedar, mouldy, sherry, garlic, oranges, fresh, lemon, pineapple, yeast
  • Taste: Hints of Bourbon, red fruit, herbs, warm, banana, grapefruit, mind, apricots, minced pies, buttery, toffee, caramel, cinnamon, oily, sticky and creme brulee.
  • Finish: Medium warm

Blended Whisky #1, 50 yr – Batch 5 – 46.6%

  • Color: Amber gold
  • Nose: Lovely, oak, dried tropical fruits, apples, marzipan, chocolate, Christmas cake with peach, very lovely
  • Taste: sweet, warm with a lot of red fruit, red berries, strawberries, cherry, coffee, peach, red apple, white chocolate, orange blossom
  • Finish: Lovely warm and sweet

Islay Distillery #1 – 56.9%

  • Color: Sweet gold
  • Nose: nose, peat, strong and also fresh, peat, strong and also fresh. Sea salt, complex, medicine influences, antique wax and a lot of caramel and sweaty
  • Taste: Very peat, smokey bacon, cinnamon, caramel, salty, strong, fresh, pecan, sweet
  • Finish: Warm, medium and long

For me, Blended Grain No.1 was the winner of the evening. Not because of the fantastic label for they all are wonderful to look at, but because of the warm and fresh side. From the moment I opened the bottle and from the first smell, I was sold right away.

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