Tomatin 36 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Life often throws us a curve ball every now and again and without going into too many details my best intentions over the festive period hit a snag.. Over the past few years i have always reviewed the Boutiquey Whisky Calendar and although it is a commitment to review 24 drams back to back it…

James E Pepper 4 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

There seems to be an upsurge in Bourbon and especially the Rye side over here in the Uk, many of my whisky friends are starting to take a closer look at the liquids coming from the states. Is this because we want to understand better the complexities of the liquid the cask held previous to…

Balblair 7 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Shall we go with Jingle bell’s, today ? No, ok lets move on.. As we get closer to the big day the excitement should be building and i know that each day opening this Boutique-y whisky calendar it gets that little bit more exciting as each dram is a perfect build up to the festive…

Aberlour 9 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Aberlour, we all instantly think sherry bomb and for good reasons too… Most of the official releases comprise of sherry matured whisky and of course we all know and love that particular release named Abunadh !! Ok we might not love the price tag related to the release but we still think of this style…

Penderyn 6 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Now get that song out of your head !! That Boutique-y whisky Company prides itself with sourcing whisky from all around the world. Long gone are the times when whisky was only made in Scotland and Ireland although many would still have you believe this were true…

Glen Elgin 12 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Its that time of year again where we start to get excited about Christmas, and after all its now December so it does not feel too alien to start to get into the festive mood. Is there a better way to do that than opening day one on an advent calendar ? The advent calendar…

Ledaig 12 Year Old -That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Tobermory The distillery was founded by John Sinclair in 1798 after he had applied to lease the 57 acre site named Ledaig in 1797 with the intention  to build a distillery along with housing for the workers.. Initially he was turned down for the licence to distill but was granted a brewing licence, however John…

Glentauchers 44 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Glentauchers The Glentauchers distillery is located in the Speyside region of Scotland and was founded in 1897. Designed by John Alcock, with the building work overseen by Charles Doig & Son, the distillery started to produce spirit when James Buchanan Co. Ltd. and three members of Glentauchers Distillery Co. joined hands with Glentachers the year…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…