That Boutique-y Whisky Company
When you find a company that you trust to bottle quality whisky it’s hard to look beyond them, I am lucky in that I have 3 such indi bottlers that when I see certain bottles released I don’t need to think twice about buying the product..
That Boutiquey Whisky Company is one of them !
Over the last few years I have bought my fair share of bottles from them and have built up a trust for the product, then there is the respect I have for Dave, Dave is the main face of Boutiquey and when he says it’s good, or simply “Buy it” I jump.. I recently heard rumours that there was to be another old grain released from them under the invergordon banner..
Now if you follow this blog then you know so far the company has bottled some absolute stunners.. I spoke with Dave and his only comment was “ it’s how old Grain should be! Well that was enough for me..
Bottle bought from Master of Malt, delivered and honestly the first thing I always do when buying from Boutiquey is to check the label, why ? Well each label differs from the last.
The labels are intended to give insight into the contents and more often than not give some reference to the past or some important fact regarding the Distillery, The Invergordon always hosts a Coffey still or as the guys at Boutiquey say a coffee still.. I’m positive this is what Dave actually means when he comments he runs on coffee ( it’s actually old grain whisky )
Invergordon 45 year old batch 19
Age.. 45 years
Cask.. Ex bourbon
Nose.. An initial burst of vanilla, toffee and butterscotch mingle with corn on the cob, old leather, coffee, chocolate and a soft tobacco leaf note that fades as quickly as it comes in.
Palate.. This has that spicy edge that screams cinnamon and fresh ginger, a little peppery then it just releases all that sweetness and old style grain flavours. Chocolate and espresso coffee darken things up with hints of sugared almonds, dried fruits and some citrus bitterness just brings back that edge..
Finish.. Elegant and rich.
Thoughts.. The wicked side of me wants to tell you this is rubbish and don’t buy it but I can’t lie..
This is elegant, it’s seductive, it’s damn sexy!!
Just try to imagine walking into an old dunnage warehouse, bottling that initial scent, the sheer joy you feel when the door opens, the feeling of calm, well that’s just what you get upon every second you spend caressing this whisky..
Don’t overlook that age statement either, this was Distilled sometime around 1973 ! Where you even born then ? This is special in every single way, pour, sit back, don’t rush it..