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That Boutique-y Whiskies: Not only the labels are great

By Miguel in Tasting , Featured , Ardbeg , The Macallan , Aberlour , Master of Malt , Benriach , Caperdonich , Aultmore , Benrinnes

Master of Malt sent me some samples of their new range That Boutique-y and as I happen to have some samples too myself I decided to do a super tasting of this new ramge of whiskies!.
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First thing that grab your eye on these whiskies is the precious labels they have created for each of them. And also the fact that the whiskies are bottled at cask strength. Looks like most of them are a vatting of several casks and there is no age statement in any of them but if they are as good as this first batch… :)

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles Scotch Single Malt Whiskies from a variety of renowned distilleries like Ardbeg, Macallan or Aberlour in limited batches. These whiskies are adorned with cultish comic-book style labels which feature prominent figures from the whisky industry upon them, as well as other little details for you to find!

The whiskies Batch 1

I have tasted several whiskies from the first batch and most of them are already sold out by the time you read this. On their webpage it is available right now a second batch of whiskies.

Aberlour That Boutique-y Whisky Company

“Quintessential Aberlour! If I had to describe how I think the perfect Aberlour style is, it would be like this whisky. Simply gorgeous!”

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Aberlour - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. honey, tobacco, vanilla, nuts, citrus.

Palate (91): powerful, oily. honey, tobacco, nuts, citrus, spices, vanilla, dark chocolate.

Finish (90): longer than average. tobacco, wood, citrus. Slightly dry finish.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Aberlour - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) with 91 points over 100.

Aultomore That Boutique-y Whisky Company

“Mindblowing Aultmore! Love its toffee character with a handfull amount of spices. Delicious!”

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Aultmore - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. honey, vanilla, toffee, fruits. Delicious smell

Palate (91): powerful, oily. honey, toffee, vanilla, spices, citrus, wood.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, vanilla, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Aultmore - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) with 91 points over 100.

Ardbeg That Boutique-y Whisky Company

“Lovely Ardbeg! Lots of motor oil and coffee peat on this whisky”

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Ardbeg - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (88): more than average. peat, honey, vanilla, citrus.

Palate (91): powerful, oily. peat, citrus, motor oil, spices, wood, coffee.

Finish (91): longer than average. peat, citrus, coffee.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Ardbeg - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) with 90 points over 100.

Benrinnes That Boutique-y Whisky Company

“Do you like Glenmorangie Lasanta? You will love this Benrinnes. Without being unpleasant, there is something that doesn't work for me in this dram”

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Benrinnes - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (88): more than average. honey, candies, brown sugar, sulphur, floral. Smell slightly rum-ish. Not bad, but the more I nose the less I like.

Palate (85): powerful, oily. honey, wood, fruits, spices, sulphur, cinnamon.

Finish (84): longer than average. wood, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Benrinnes - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) with 86 points over 100.

Benriach That Boutique-y Whisky Company

“Very nice Benriach whisky. Looks like a refill sherry cask with lots of mature notes. Thumbs up!”

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BenRiach - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (89): more than average. honey, varnish, spices, vanilla, citrus.

Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, nuts, vanilla, wood, spices, cinnamon.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, cinnamon, wood.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this BenRiach - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) with 90 points over 100.

Caperdonich That Boutique-y Whisky Company

“I can see why it has been sold out in matter of hours. I would swear it wasn't sherry but taste says otherwise. A most interesting whisky”

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Caperdonich - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (92): more than average. honey, varnish, fruits, pears, mango, tropical fruits, vanilla. Very fresh whisky.

Palate (90): powerful. honey, nuts, spices, vanilla, wood, pepper, candies.

Finish (91): longer than average. honey, fruits.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Caperdonich - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) with 91 points over 100.

Macallan That Boutique-y Whisky Company

“This is Macallan in pure state. Fantastic stuff but I think it would have been mindblowing awesome if bottled at 46% abv”

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Macallan - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This dram has a cooper-like color.

Nose (92): more than average. honey, tobacco, nuts, citrus, spices. All that did Macallan great in a single bottle.

Palate (91): smooth, oily. Honey, nuts, wood, tobacco, citrus, spices.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, tobacco, wood.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Macallan - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) with 91 points over 100.

Miguel says…

An awesome range of whiskies with an even more awesome labels. Each of the whiskies I have tasted shows really the pure spirit character of each distillery. I can’t really think about best examples than the Ardbeg, the Macallan and the Aberlour. Simply delicious.



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