Dufftown 40 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Dufftown Dufftown is generally known as the capital of Speyside, boasting very easy access to many of the distilleries,  but not many ” General ” whisky drinkers will have heard of the Dufftown distillery, founded in 1895 by Peter Mackenzie, Richard Stockpole, John Symon and Charles MacPherson, the distillery was originally named the Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery….

The Gael – J J Corry

J J Corry There is another name starting to be whispered for those who care to listen, with a little Irish accent its saying the Irish whiskey scene is gathering pace and does not look like its going to slow down any time soon ! The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company are a new breed…

13 Year Old Tennessee whisky – North Star

North Star North Star Spirits is yet another independent bottler and was founded by Iain Croucher, but it seems the actual name for the company came as most good ideas do, from his wife ! As with a lot of things in life the birth of this company came about on the back of an…

Glen Elgin 8 year old – Bartels

Glen Elgin Founded in 1898 by William Simpson and James Carle this distillery is today one of Diageo’s sleeping gems, well known for producing whisky for the blended market Glen Elgin is one of the distilleries that is loved by the indie bottlers and whisky lovers who know its reputation.. The capacity of this distillery…

Speyside 23 Year Old – 1995

Bartels Have I mentioned I like heavily sherried whisky ? Well I do and when I heard about this single cask offering from the independent bottlers Bartels, then I just had to get some to try. Bartels are an independent bottler who release single cask offerings at cask strength and natural colour, they also have…

Glen Moray 10 Year Old – Douglas Laing

Douglas Laing Douglas Laing for those of you who don’t know are a Glasgow based independent bottler who pride themselves in bottling some of Scotland’s finest single malts, not to mention some Remarkable blended malts, blended whisky and single grains.. Initially founded in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing after serving his time in the Royal…

Cambus 28 year old – batch 11 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Cambus Distillery The Cambus Distillery dates back to 1806 when John Mowbray converted a derelict mill situated next to the river Devron close to the Forth estuary. The business was not registered until 1813, land registration was filed soon after. 1823 see’s the distillery producing its first grain whisky. In 1851 the Distillery was expanded…

Heaven Hill 9 Year Old Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Founded in 1935 just as prohibition ended and known as “Old Heavenhill Springs” distillery by a group of investors from the Bardstown-area as well as the five Shapira brothers, David, Ed, Gary, George and Mose. December 13, 1935 was the date the first barrel was filled and in 1942 the distillery was shut down by the…

Macduff 10 year old Batch 8 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Macduff Founded by the Macduff Distillers Company in 1960 the distillery has the capacity to produce 3.4million litres of alcohol per year which like so many of the other brands it will go into blends like William Lawson which sold a staggering 37 million bottles in 2017 and was established in 1889, way before Macduff…

Islay #3 13 Year Old That boutique-y Whisky Company

I sometimes sit and browse other blogs to see what they are up to and see what reviews they are putting forward and it often amuses me when I hear people moaning about some of us bloggers who try to post positive reviews and get accused of being “bought” by the sample chase and whatever…

Cotswolds 3 year old That Boutique-y whisky Company

Cotswolds Distillery Founded in 2014 the Cotswolds distillery does in fact hail from the Cotswolds, not only is the distillery located here but they also source all their barley from here too.. Pride in the local area demands they use locally sourced ingredients and although some things are beyond this what can be sourced certainly…

Day in the life Interview – Keith Bonnington From Whisky Illuminati

Day in the life feature – Keith Bonnington  I recently had the pleasure of being involved with the new launch of a interesting concept from independent Bottler Whisky Illuminati, on the night a Keith talked us through the idea and 5 single casks due for release within this concept.. The idea sparked an interest and…

Glentauchers – Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series

Whisky Illuminati Most of us have heard the stories of secret groups and organisations that are filled with mystery and intrigue but in a world of whisky where transparency is being hailed then do we really need a secret club or organisation? Lets start by setting the scene.. Whisky Illuminati introduces itself as an exclusive…

Miltonduff 9 year old – Claxton’s

Miltonduff Officially founded in 1824 by Andrew Peary and Robert Bain when they obtained a license to run what had been an illicit farm distillery named Milton Distillery which was then changed to miltonduff when the land was purchased by the Duff family.. In 1964 a pair of Lomond stills ( Lomond stills were invented…

Irish Single malt 13 year old batch 2 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Irish Single Malt Another superb Irish single malt from That Boutiquey Whisky Company is on offer in today’s review..  Hailing from an undisclosed distillery in Ireland and once again proudly supporting the psychedelic horse reference from father Ted this 13 year old can only be from a small number of distilleries so let’s take a…

Auchentoshan 25 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Auchentoshan…. One of my favourites of the whisky world, triple distilled and always one that I reach for, but just lately they have disappointed me.. The Distillery ( or should I point the finger at the corporate people behind them ) just seems determined to be all about cocktails and bartenders, forget the heritage and…

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles limited edition single malts, single grains and bourbons from a variety of renowned distilleries as well as producing award-winning blended malts and blends. These whiskies are adorned with cultish graphic novel-style labels that feature prominent figures from the whisky industry, tales from the histories of certain distilleries or even (in…

Macallan 25 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company )

When it comes to whisky just about every man and his dog knows the name of Macallan..  The name just shouts quality and nothing can compare to the whisky if it bears this name !!!   Or can it ?  I have honestly never really agreed with all the fuss about Macallan whisky, I’ve tried some of…