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….

12 Year Old Single Irish Malt – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Irish Whiskey The simple fact is that whisky has a deep origin and chequered history within Ireland and that alone makes Irish single malt whisky / Irish pot still whisky a very underrated product, or should I be saying whiskey ? well whichever spelling we go with it still boils down to the fact Ireland…

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…

Clynelish 21 year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It seems yet again the effects of scamming is hitting the whisky community, fake bottles and people offering high end or hard to find bottles that just do not exist is becoming more and more common these days and the only advice I can really offer is to make sure you buy from a reputable…

Linkwood 10 Batch 7 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

As we go through this years Advent Calendar and Christmas day gets ever closer we should spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves, if you are reading this then I assume you have electricity and a way to stay warm, plenty to eat and possibly even more to drink.. Unfortunately there are many…

Tomatin 11 year old batch 4 That Boutique-y whisky Company

Tomatin Founded in around 1897 when the first official distillery on this site was registered it is widely believed that whisky was produced on the site well before this date and possibly as far back as the early 1700’s.. Found just 18 miles south of Inverness the distillery lies on the eastern edge of 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…

Ben Nevis 21 year old Batch 8 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Ben Nevis Ben Nevis distillery was founded in 1825 by John McDonald and can be found nestled at the foot of the namesake mountain Ben Nevis.. With a capacity to produce 2 million litres of alcohol per year the strange thing about this distillery is the fact that although most of the liquid produced goes…

Longmorn 10 year old batch 3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Longmorn Founded In 1893 by John Duff, Charles Shirres and George Thompson the distillery began producing spirit in December of 1894.. John Duff buys out the partners in 1897 before building a sister distillery next door  (BenRiach) but soon after faces bankruptcy due to the Pattisons crash.. James R Grant takes control. 1970 the Longmorn…

Speyburn 10 year old – Batch 3 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Speyburn The Speyburn Distillery was founded in 1897 by John and Edward Hopkins along with their cousin Edward Broughton at a cost of £17,000, sold in 1916 to DCL who ran the distillery until 1930 when production ceased until 1934 when spirit once again flowed from the stills. The distillery changes hands again in 1962…

Strathclyde 31 year old – Batch 4 Single Grain

Strathclyde Strathclyde distillery was founded in 1927 by Seager Evans and Co and was built on the site of an old cotton mill and was initially intended to produce neutral spirit for Gin production, the first spirit started to run off the still in 1928. The company was then acquired by the New York based…

Royal Brackla 12 year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Royal Brackla Founded in 1812 by Captain William Fraser as the Brackla distillery, it wasn’t until 1833 that William 4th granted the royal warrant that enabled the distillery to carry the “Royal” in its name. Royal Brackla is one of only 3 distilleries to receive the Royal warrant with the other two being Royal Lochnagar…

Auchroisk 12 Year Old Batch 7 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Auchroisk Founded in 1974 Auchroisk was built with the purpose of supplying whisky for the blend sector and still to this day that is the main intention, with a capacity to produce 5.9 million litres with its 8 stills, 8 stainless steel washbacks and a shortish fermentation time of around 53 hours,  this distillery is…

Teaninich 11 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Teaninich Founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built. In 1831 the distillery is then sold to John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro. John Munro then leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850. The distillery changes hands…

New York Distilling Company 2 Year old

New York Distilling Company and Prohibition Prohibition.. We all know the stories around this era of Americas distilling history and although this happened many years ago the ripple effects are still noticeable throughout America even today.. The first signs of Prohibition came around in the 1820s and ’30s when a wave of religious revivalism swept…

Speyside #3 8 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Day 2.. You wait for a bus, none arrive and then 2 turn up at once.. What am I talking about ? Well sometimes when independent bottlers get their hands on some certain distilleries they just cant name them for legal reasons and although this is only a handful of distilleries…