That Boutique-y Whisky: Blended Whisky #1

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.

I want to say a huge thank you to Chris Allen who supplied me with this sample along with a few others. This is the last of the samples he sent me and is actually a Dram Team “Sixth Dram”. If you’ve not heard of them before then check them out – they do monthly whisky tasting set subscriptions which contain five 25ml miniatures of high-quality whisky and a special “Sixth Dram”: A 10ml sample of a super-premium bottle.

Now keep in mind this is only a 1oml sample and so my tasting notes won’t be anywhere near as in depth as they’d normally be. It does however at least give you a taste of what this beauty is like!

Colour:

Tawny / Auburn.

Nose:

Milk chocolate, Honduras coffee beans – specific I know but Honduras coffee beans are very rich and chocolaty. There some fruitiness in there but I honestly couldn’t pick out any specifics.

Palate:

Very rich! Honey, caramel, a dash of spice, milk chocolate again. Sweet and fruity – again I couldn’t pin point what fruit though.

Finish:

Fruit and honey at first but overtime that milk chocolate re-surfaces again.

Overall:

Again this was only a 10ml sample so it was difficult to get lots of detail from this. However what I did get was delightful! Rich and full of flavour, fruit, chocolate, caramel and coffee. At just shy of £120 a bottle I probably won’t be rushing out to get this as I’ve got a long list of whiskies to buy. However I would be be more than happy to drink this again given the opportunity and might end up ordering a larger sample from Master of Malt at some point.

Also I think it’s worth mentioning That Boutique-y Whisky Company – I’ve not explored much of their range but everything I have tried I’ve liked. They’re an independent bottler and they have unique whisky labels which really make them stand out – love the designs or hate them the whisky they’re bottling is fantastic!

 

Notes:

Taken from That Boutique-y Whisky Company Website.

 

The label on our Blended Whisky #1 is something of a metaphor. It’s a perfectly smooth sphere, free of any spikey bits – just like the whisky itself. Does the sphere taste like the excellent whisky? We don’t know. We only visualised what the sphere looked like in our minds as we were creating the whisky, for inspiration and that. We didn’t think to taste the sphere. Look, the yummy blended whisky probably tastes way better that the sphere anyway, stop focusing so much on the bloomin’ sphere!

Tasting note:

Nose: Flaky milk chocolate, juicy malt, coffee bean, clean linen, prune and just hints of coastal complexity too.

Palate: Honeyed malt, sweet spice, more chocolate and black cherry, all perfectly integrated.

Finish: Sweet, spicy chocolate.

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