An in -Depth chat with Dave Broom, Dr Nick Morgan and Sam Simmons

I recently had the great pleasure to chat with Dave Broom, Author, film star and whisky geek as well as Diageo’s head of whisky, author and passionate whisky historian Dr Nick Morgan and finally Sam Simmons of That Boutique-y Whisky company, formally the global whisky Ambassador for the Balvenie.. Part 1.. Part 2 Part 3…

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…

Compass Box Releases Magic Cask

Press Release LONDON, 18th December, 2020 – Compass Box has today launched their latest Limited Edition Magic Cask Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Made from a blend of Speyside malt whiskies, Magic Cask takes its defining character from the inclusion of whisky from one Sherry-seasoned cask.  On the palate, Magic Cask reveals ripe golden dessert apples with an oaky richness, while flavours of…

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…

Multi award-winning master blender and distiller Ian Chang, joins newly formed, purpose-led Karuizawa Distillers Inc., to launch the Komoro Distillery in Japan

Press Release.. Multi award-winning master blender and distiller Ian Chang, joins newly formed, purpose-led Karuizawa Distillers Inc., to launch the Komoro Distillery in Japan ●      Karuizawa Distillers Inc, has been formed by Karuizawa hotel-owners and residents, husband and wife team, Koji and Yoshie Shimaoka ●      Former Kavalan whisky-maker, Ian Chang joins Karuizawa Distillers, Inc. as vice president and master blender…

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…

Bimber Distillery reveals Re-charred single casks

Press Release.. Bimber Distillery reveals Re-charred single casks    Re-charred Oak Casks #68, #143 and #144 will be available to purchase directly from the distillery from Thursday 10th December 2020  Concluding release of 2020 marks the end of highly successful first year for London craft distillery For Immediate Release London’s award winning Bimber Distillery today announced the upcoming…

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…

Glen Spey 21 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Glen Spey Located in Rothes, Aberlour in the heart of Speyside the Glen Spey Distillery was founded back in 1878 by James Stuart & Co. under the name ‘Mill of Rothes. The distillery started life as an oatmeal mill as founder James Stuart was a corn merchant before he ventured into the whisky world. Glen…

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…