Sunday, 7 December 2014

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon batch 1

A Tasty Dram whisky blog tasting notes


Liquid Macaroons

'That Boutique-y Whisky Company' is a side project of online retailer Master of Malt. They bottle small batches of single malts (and single grains) from known and lesser known distilleries. The bottles became known for their graphic style labels with prominent people from the industry and some easter eggs.

Invergordon is a gigantic distillery that produces over 40 million litres of spirit per year. It forms an integral part of Whyte & Mackay and forms a base component for their blends.


Identity Card That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon batch 1

    That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon batch 1
  • Invergordon
  • NAS
  • Single grain small batch
  • 252 bottles
  • 41.6% ABV

Tasting notes


Colour:
The colour of this Invergordon approaches old gold. The whisky has an oily stickyness in the glass.

Nose: This is a dessert whisky. Lots of sweet notes from honey, vanilla and coconut. I'd swear I'm having liquid macaroons in my glass. On the background there's a whiff of applesauce with cinnamon and cardamom. Golden syrup and fudge.

Water gives me some wine influences and oak flavours.

Taste: The whisky feels creamy in the mouth. Moroccan mint tea with an overdose of honey. Vanilla waffles with a spicy boost: mace, cinnamon and stem ginger.

Finish: The aftertaste is dominated by vanilla and nutmeg flavours. An excellent balance between sweet and spicy notes.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon batch 1

Conclusion


This Invergordon is a superb introduction into single grains. As expected this whisky presents a lot of sweetness. Which makes it an ideal dessert dram or company for a cheese board. Lovely sweet and sticky notes.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company are 50cl bottles without an age statement. Sometimes a little expensive, but always quality stuff. The first batch of this Invergordon costed €80. No peanuts for a single grain (considering that production cost is substantially lower then single malts). I do suspect this batch has some older, 25 years or older, components in it and partly explains the pricing. And the taste, after all the most important aspect, is top notch.
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