Blend #1 18 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company “ Who are you, Who are you.. “  Well that’s easy to answer, That Boutiquey Whisky Company are an award winning independent bottler who belong under the umbrella of Atom brands.. The company are becoming one of the big boys within the whisky world’s independent bottlers, boasting a very impressive count…

Auchentoshan 10 year old Batch 6 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It’s Toshan time again at the ocdwhisky offices and yet another offering from the award winning Independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company .. Auchentoshan The distillery itself was founded in 1823 although there is evidence that the distillery actually existed before 1823 under the name of Duntocher which was first mentioned in 1817.. Officially founded…

Springbank 21 year old batch 8 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

  Day 24 in the epic Boutique-y Advent Calendar takes us to Campbeltown and Springbank in particular.. We all know that Springbank is a particularly  unique whisky and is loved by many but it is also one of those whiskies that some just don’t get.. The distillery itself was founded back in 1828 and became…

Craigellachie 9 year old batch 2 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 23 and we have a little Craigellachie.. Who let the worms out ? Ok it don’t have the same ring as the song but hopefully you know where I’m going with that one.. The Craigellachie distillery was founded in 1890 and built by the Craigellachie- Glenlivet Distillery Company with production starting in 1891.. Today…

Mortlach 20 year old batch 5 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 22 and our journey is coming to its end but not before we visit Speyside once again.. Mortlach is another distillery owned by Diageo, founded back in 1823 by James Findlater this distillery is certainly one of the more iconic Speyside whiskies.. Mortlach is well known for the big sherried expressions and bold flavours…

Caperdonich 22 year old, batch 5 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 20… As we count down the last few days of this amazing journey through some of the finest offerings That Boutique-y Whisky Company has to offer we come across another sadly closed distillery.. Hailing from Speyside, Caperdonich Distillery was always referred to as the sister distillery to Glen Grant or as it was officially…

BenRiach 9 year old, batch 4 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 19 and it’s BenRiach time baby.. Caught the ferry back to the mainland and headed to Speyside once again for a little Speyside single malt.. I have had the pleasure of trying a good few single malt expressions from this Speyside distillery and I have to admit this is again a firm favourite with…

Bowmore 27 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 18 in the Boutiquey Advent Calendar and it’s a long old journey back to Islay.. Jet lag might set in, hopefully I won’t miss the ferry.. ( fingers crossed ) Bowmore, Which is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and the oldest on Islay having been founded way back in 1779 by David…

Strathmill 11 year old batch 5 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It is Day 16 and Speyside is once again our destination.. Strathmill is another distillery owned by Diageo and with most of the whisky produced going into blends like J & B . The distillery itself is one that is mostly closed to the public and with bottlings of single malt very rarely available it’s…

Inchgower 14 year old batch 3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 15 and we are heading to Speyside.. Inchgower Distillery comes under the ownership of Diageo and was founded back in 1871 by Alexander Wilson, the equipment was brought in from the Tochineal distillery which was also owned by Alexander but was no longer in use..   Today the distillery is primarily producing whisky for…

Langatun 5 year old batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 14 and it’s time to pack the bags again, catch a plane and enjoy the Swiss Alps !! The story of Langatun is rather interesting and can be traced back to 1857 when Jakob Baumberger returned home from studying in Munich, when he founded a distillery in the grounds of his fathers farm..  later…

Blended Malt # 4 6 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 13 from the Boutiquey Whisky Company Advent Calendar and we have a blended malt ( or should we be saying a teaspooned malt ? ) For those not so familiar with the term “teaspoon” within the whisky world it refers to the act of adding a rather small amount of whisky to another distilleries…

Bruichladdich 13 year old, batch 11 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Get on the ferry we are a heading back to Islay !! Day 12 from the – That Boutiquey Whisky Company Advent Calendar offers up this Bruichladdich 13 year old, batch 11.. Bruichladdich has a philosophy that “Terroir matters” and that the process of making whisky is far greater than just the distillery itself …..

Fettercairn 21 year old – Batch 3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Day 10 and we are back in Scotland, Heading from the border toward Aberdeenshire and into the Eastern Highlands to the Fettercairn distillery.. Founded back in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsay who was in fact one of the first landowners who campaigned for the introduction of a licensed trade, he therefore was also one of…

Aberfeldy 21 year old That Boutique-y whisky Company

Day 7 from the Boutiquey Advent Calendar offers up this Aberfeldy 21 year old.. Now who does not like an Aberfeldy single malt, nestled in the picturesque Village of Aberfeldy on the Southern bank of the upper Tay the distillery is owned  by Dewars ( Bacardi ) the Distillery was founded back in 1896 and has…

North British 26 year old Batch 5 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It’s day 6 from the Boutiquey Whisky Company Advent Calendar.. And we have this 26 year old north British single grain.. The North British Distillery Company was established in 1885 by Andrew Usher, William Sanderson and John Crabbie. They built the Distillery on the outskirts of Edinburgh and started producing spirit in the September of…

Blended whisky 21 year old batch 1..

Day 5 from the Boutiquey Whisky Company Advent Calendar offers up this unique 21 year old blended whisky comprising both single malt and grain whisky from Scotland and Japan !! Now it’s not everyday you get 21 year old Japanese whisky never mind 21 year old single malt and grain whisky blended together with some…