Tennessee Rye Whisky 4 Year Old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Here we go again.. Some mysterious distillery over the pond from Kentucky.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company, O wait, this is from That Boutique-y Rye Company, my bad.. Well, its from Boutique-y so ill just stick at that for now. Anyhow they have managed to get some Rye Whisky and yes its whisky not whiskey !…

Speyside No4, 24 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Well what do we have here.. Tis another secret distillery from Speyside, the 4th in-fact.. What are those guys over at Boutiquey doing to us.. Ok so lets try to take a look at the label for clues, hmmm it looks like someone ( similar to Boutiquey Dave ) is being presented a Banjo.. Well…

Macduff 11 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Macduff You would be forgiven if this isn’t the first destination you think about when visiting Scotland as Macduff is not a name on the tip of your tongue, this distillery was founded quite recently in the terms of distillery history, founded in 1962 by Marty Dyke, George Crawford and Brodie Hepburn the distillery first…

Caol Ila 11 Year Old,That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Caol ila is owned by Diageo and is one of the distilleries found on Islay, we already know what to expect from this distillery and that should be a little peaty beast, but as we know the distillery has produced some non peated whisky in the past so you never know !! The Distillery was…

Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Bunnahabhain The island of Islay is iconic with whisky drinkers all over the word, mostly for the big bold peaty whisky that splits the whisky community  faster than marmite ever could.. Luckily there are a couple of distilleries that produce whisky the Non peated way. Founded back in ( in theory) 1779 when William Robertson…

Irish Single Malt #2 16 Year Old, 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…

Blended Malt #1 18 Year Old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

To teaspoon or not to teaspoon, thats the question.. Teaspooning is the method of ensuring other bottlers can not name your distillery and call the release a single malt.. Why do this ? well it is a way of protecting your name and also ensuring the liquid is not sold in a way that could…

Craigellachie 10 Year Old,That Boutique-y Whisky Company

The Craigellachie distillery was founded in 1890 and built by the Craigellachie- Glenlivet Distillery Company with production starting in 1891.. Today most of the whisky produced still goes into the blends like Dewars, with only a handful of official bottles including the very impressive 31 year old which was classed as “ The worlds best”…

Reservoir Distillery 2 Year Old, That Boutique-y Bourbon Company

Whisky/whiskey or Bourbon always has that power to make dreams happen. It is something born from an instant, a moment when ideas can become reality and todays review is about a Bourbon that was born from a moment.. Let me set the scene.. A College football game but not as most of us know it,…

Glenallachie 10 Year Old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Glenallachie Built in 1967 by Mackinlay McPhearson & Co in the Speyside area of Scotland’s whisky production the distillery is today back into private ownership headed by Billy Walker after acquiring the distillery from  Chivas Brothers ( Pernod Ricard) in the middle of 2018.. Located at the foot of Ben Rinnes and taking water from…

Strathmill 21 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Strathmill is one of three distilleries within the Moray town of Keith at the heart of “Malt Whisky Country”. Unlike Keith’s other two distilleries of Strathisla and Glen Keith, however, Strathmill is not owned by Chivas (part of the Pernod Ricard group) but since 1997 by Diageo who operate it for the production of blends…

Dailuaine 20 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Dailuaine The Dailuaine distillery was built in 1851 by William Mackenzie and was to become the largest whisky producing distillery within the Speyside region by the end of the 19th Centuary. In 1884 the distillery underwent a complete rebuild which saw the installation of Scotland’s first pagoda on a kiln whose pitch was deliberately steep…

Glentauchers 21 Year Old -That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Glentauchers Located in the Speyside region, the Glentauchers distillery was founded in 1897, designed by John Alcock, with the building work overseen by Charles Doig & Son. It started to produce spirit when James Buchanan Co. Ltd. and three members of Glentauchers Distillery Co. joined hands with Glentachers a year after that. It was mothballed…

Speyside #3 6 Year Old – Batch 2, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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 it is still pretty rare but…

Langatun 5 Year Old – Batch 3, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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 in 1860 he took control of a small brewery which had first been mentioned in 861 as “Langatun”. Developing both…

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

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 was…

Speyside #2 25 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Advent Calendar 2020 2020 has certainly been a year we all want to forget in a hurry, the worry of losing loved ones, the endless isolation that so many have found difficult to cope with, the lack of contact with our families or even just a quick hello to strangers is now taking it’s toll…

21 Year Old Blend No3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

The world can be a very dark and lonely place at times, more hardships than it seems worth dealing with and hardships that drain every ounce of energy from our bodies but then a glimpse of hope arrives and suddenly the whole reason we are here becomes a lot clearer.. Each sunrise brings hope and…