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…

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…

24 Year Old Bourbon whiskey Batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company When Christmas comes around we have always bought a Calendar for the kids and then my world changed !! Advent calendars suddenly appeared with whisky within them.. Then That Boutique-y Whisky Company launched theirs and the rest is history, this will be my third year with this calendar and I am…

Cotswolds 3 year old That Boutique-y whisky Company

Cotswolds Distillery Founded in 2014 the Cotswolds distillery does in fact hail from the Cotswolds, not only is the distillery located here but they also source all their barley from here too.. Pride in the local area demands they use locally sourced ingredients and although some things are beyond this what can be sourced certainly…

It’s time to think about Those Whisky Advent Calendars

Christmas Whisky Advent Calendar O come on it’s only September I hear you shout but as they say the early bird catches the worm !! For anyone who loves getting their hands on a whisky advent calendar might just want to start looking as one or two of them are at a bargain price right…

Glengoyne 17 Year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Glengoyne Glengoyne Distillery is a little different to the normal distilleries in that the distillery actually sits in the Highland region of Scotland and while there’s nothing unusual about that the unusual part lies in the fact it sits right next to a road which once crossed you enter the Lowland’s and this is where…

Invergordon 44 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Invergordon Founded In 1959 this grain distillery did not start to produce spirit until 1961, the distillery can be found nestled in the Highlands of Scotland. Located in the town of Invergordon which was once known by An Rudha which translates to “ the point “ , it was William Gordon who re named it…

Springbank 21 year old batch 8 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

  Day 24 in the epic Boutique-y Advent Calendar takes us to Campbeltown and Springbank in particular.. We all know that Springbank is a particularly  unique whisky and is loved by many but it is also one of those whiskies that some just don’t get.. The distillery itself was founded back in 1828 and became…