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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Home is where the heart is…

Well we didn’t see this coming 6 months ago did we.. Reports are saying we are in for a long lock down, that means a lot of hardship is ahead, its going to get worse before it gets better !! In these unprecedented times we need to sit down and realise what is important in…

Teaninich 19 Year old Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Teaninich The distillery was founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who owned the estate where the distillery was to be built. In 1831 John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro buys the distillery. John Munro leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850, Patterson is certainly a name you…

Heaven Hill 9 Year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Heaven Hill Founded in 1935 and known as the “Old Heavenhill Springs” distillery by 5 brothers from the Shapiro family and a group of investors shortly after Prohibition ended in Bardstown, Kentucky and in a time of depression and great hardship in the country it was seen by many as a bold move.. Barrel number…

Three Ships 6 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

James Sedgwick Distillery Founded In 1886 the distillery today produces single malt, Grain and blended whiskies and is located in South Africa. Production is done with the help of two pot stills and two column stills as well as a 6 column still for producing neutral spirit.. On site there are two mash tubs, sixteen…