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…

Millstone 4 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Zuidam Distillers Founded in 1975 the by Fred van Zuidam, the distillery is one of the last remaining independent distilleries in the Netherlands that still makes Liqueurs, Gins and of course Whisky.. The whisky is released under the Millstone label and within the core range comes a variance of ages and cask maturations ranging from…

Elsburn 7 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Hammerschmiede Distillery Founded in 1985 by Karl-Theodor Buchholz and his wife Pirkko-Helena, the distillery was located in Elsbach Germany, within a restaurant, which in turn was located within a 13th century Blacksmiths.. Originally producing Liqueurs for the locals and the tourist trade it wasn’t until 2002  that the decision to produce Whisky was taken and…

Copperworks 3 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Copperworks Whisky and America is not always the perfect pairing, as we are all aware America is all about Bourbon, or so we thought.. Whiskey is widespread and a dominant spirit made all over the world and no matter if you call it whisky or whiskey, all that ever matters is the end result.. But,…

Glengoyne 19 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

  The distillery first received it’s distilling license in 1833 while under the name of Glenguin of Burnfoot, Changing its name to Glengoyne in 1907.  The distillery went from strength to strength and in 1966 the production tripled to 1.2million litres due to the demands for the malt produced, then in 2014 the old barley…

World Whisky Blend – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

We all know Blends are so inferior to Single malts, obviously, no one drinks them, they are poor quality, and just chucked together in some mysterious way.. Well that’s actually far from the reality, blends are the biggest selling commodity in the whisky sector, far outstripping the single malt market. It is also a myth…

Auchentoshan 24 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Auchentoshan Officially founded in 1823 by John Bullock, although the distillery is believed to have gone under a slightly different name, Duntocher, since 1817. John Bullock opened the Duntocher distillery in 1817 and although it is uncertain if this distillery was on the same site as Auchentoshan now sits what is certain is that both…

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….