Royal Brackla 12 year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Royal Brackla Founded in 1812 by Captain William Fraser as the Brackla distillery, it wasn’t until 1833 that William 4th granted the royal warrant that enabled the distillery to carry the “Royal” in its name. Royal Brackla is one of only 3 distilleries to receive the Royal warrant with the other two being Royal Lochnagar…

Auchroisk 12 Year Old Batch 7 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Auchroisk Founded in 1974 Auchroisk was built with the purpose of supplying whisky for the blend sector and still to this day that is the main intention, with a capacity to produce 5.9 million litres with its 8 stills, 8 stainless steel washbacks and a shortish fermentation time of around 53 hours,  this distillery is…

Blair Athol 21 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Blair Athol Blair Athol Distillery was founded in 1798 by John Stewart and Ralph Robertson and is the predecessor to the name Blair Athol which came into use when John Robertson expanded the distillery in 1825. Production ceased in 1932 and remained mothballed until it has an extensive re build and re opens in 1949…

Teaninich 11 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Teaninich Founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built. In 1831 the distillery is then sold to John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro. John Munro then leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850. The distillery changes hands…

New York Distilling Company 2 Year old

New York Distilling Company and Prohibition Prohibition.. We all know the stories around this era of Americas distilling history and although this happened many years ago the ripple effects are still noticeable throughout America even today.. The first signs of Prohibition came around in the 1820s and ’30s when a wave of religious revivalism swept…

Speyside #3 8 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Day 2.. 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…

Invergordon 45 year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company When you find a company that you trust to bottle quality whisky it’s hard to look beyond them, I am lucky in that I have 3 such indi bottlers that when I see certain bottles released I don’t need to think twice about buying the product.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company is…

Cameronbridge 39 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Cameronbridge This is the grain distillery that should I suppose be classed as the major league monster of grain whisky production, recognised as the largest producer of grain whisky in Europe this diageo owned distillery was founded in 1813 but records show a licence was not granted until 1824 when John Haig the grandson of…

Blended whisky 21 year old batch 1..

Day 5 from the Boutiquey Whisky Company Advent Calendar offers up this unique 21 year old blended whisky comprising both single malt and grain whisky from Scotland and Japan !! Now it’s not everyday you get 21 year old Japanese whisky never mind 21 year old single malt and grain whisky blended together with some…

Cambus 24 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Cambus Distillery The Cambus Distillery dates back to around 1806 when John Mowbray converted a derelict mill situated next to the river Devron close to the Forth estuary. The business was registered in 1813 with land registration coming soon after, 1823 see’s  the distillery producing its first grain whisky.  In 1851 the Distillery was expanded…

Bunnahabhain 35yo.. Boutique-y Whisky Company.

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 of…

Boutique-y full 8yo English Whisky..

That Boutique-y Whisky Company bring us another batch of the English whisky from The English Whisky Company.. Having just turned 6 years old in 2018 That Boutiquey Whisky Company continues to bring us more stunning batches of blends, single casks and “teaspooned” whiskies from around the world and this English whisky is just another interesting…

Auchentoshan 25 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Auchentoshan…. One of my favourites of the whisky world, triple distilled and always one that I reach for, but just lately they have disappointed me.. The Distillery ( or should I point the finger at the corporate people behind them ) just seems determined to be all about cocktails and bartenders, forget the heritage and…

Blended Malt #3 19yo, That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Another day closer to Christmas can only mean one thing.. It’s time to open another door on my advent calendar, “ drum roll” and today’s exciting dram is a rather interesting 19yo “ blended” malt or in this case another “teaspooned” dram which generally means a single malt with what is a fictional amount of…

Caol Ila 6yo. That Boutique-y Whisky Company..

Ok so day two is upon us and what does my Boutique-y calendar have in store for me today.. It’s only another new release in the form of this Single cask Caol  Ila 6yo Batch 3 that boasts a bottling strength of 52.2%. Caol ila is owned by Diageo and is one of the resident…

Glenlivet 27yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

This year I decided to buy an Advent calendar for the first time and what better place to start than the “ That Boutiquey Whisky Company” advent calendar .. This years (2017) calendar has a number of new releases hidden within and surprisingly behind door number 1 was one of those new ones. Glenlivet 27yo…

Garnheath 42yo (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

The history behind the Garnheath distillery is pretty short unfortunately, founded in 1964 and sadly closed and demolished in 1986,  the distillery only produced grain whisky for such a short time, and although the annual capacity was 15,000,000 proof gallons, most would have gone straight into blends.. The fact we have any liquid to taste…

MACALLAN 25yo (That Boutique-y Whisky Company )

When it comes to whisky just about every man and his dog knows the name of Macallan..  The name just shouts quality and nothing can compare to the whisky if it bears this name !!!   Or can it ?  I have honestly never really agreed with all the fuss about Macallan whisky, I’ve tried some of…