Have you ever experienced a hangover brought on by Evan Williams? It's no fun. Once you experience one, just the thought of how that Jack-Daniels-wannabe tastes will make you get the cold-sweats. We don't put our pinkies in the air when we drink (unless it's humorous), but we do respect quality booze. That's why this whisky company that is unearthing extremely rare varieties has us incredibly excited.
The company is called That Boutique-y Whisky Company. It's a vague name, we know. What they do, you see, is make some boutique-y bottles of whisky.
This weekend we were in Newcastle for the Whisky Lounge's first festival of 2017. We had a great line up of current releases, and our latest batch from The Macduff Distillery was our most popular dram over the three sessions. Once a few people had tasted it, word of mouth spread the news quickly, and before we knew it we were overrun with requests to sample it. Despite calling for reinforcements during the interval, it was the first to run dry again! Have you tried it yet? We've had it out at a couple of shows already this year, but once it's gone it's gone! There are just 464 bottles at 49.6% abv of our fourth batch, an 11 Year Old from this Highland Distillery, that was until recently was rarely available as a single malt, the majority of this whisky going into the very successful William Lawson's Blended Scotch Whisky #boutiqueywhisky #macduff #glendeveron #deveron #highland #singlemalt #scotchwhisky #whisky #whiskey #scotch #instagood #instadram #instawhisky #whiskygram #whiskyporn #instadrink #drinks #alcohol #booze #instabooze #ウイスキー
Jokes aside, what this company does is pretty darn cool. This is what they're all about:
"That Boutique-y Whisky Company is an independent bottler which offers stunning whiskies from world-renowned brands and distilleries. Each bottle has a fun and informative graphic-novel-style label containing humorous references, in-jokes and shocking puns."
We're always down for shocking puns, and the graphic-novel-style labels are stunning. Here are a few of our favorites.
Lagavulin 10 Year Old - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Tasting notes: Nose: Bold with butterscotch emerging alongside characteristic nuttiness and peat. Palate: Nutty with youthful exuberance giving way to rich, peaty praline with a drop of water. Finish: Peat to the fore with pink wafer, caramel and chopped hazelnuts.
Think of this company as the most micro of micro-distilleries. They take the smallest of small batches from well-known distilleries, put it into a zany bottle, and let you do the rest. Each one contains the absolute antithesis of what you get in a bottle of good old Evan Williams.
?We've got them! The whole serie of 'That Boutique-Y Whisky Company' ? In our store and online at www.whiskydock.com ? #whisky #whiskey #thatboutiqueywhiskycompany #slijterijleiden #slijterij #whiskydock #whiskyinvest #whiskyinvesment #distillery #exclusive #portellen #allaboutwhiskey #stock #site #liquorstore #limited #maltwhiskey
We don't even know where we'd start with this stuff, but we want it. And we want it now.
We’ve also bottled a third batch from that adaptable Loch Lomond Distillery this month too. We managed to sneak this 19 Year Old sumptuous single grain out from under the noses of the wizards. Big waves of vanilla ice cream and coffee liqueur and a hint of chocolate on the nose, mmmm, tempted? There are just 267 bottles at 49.7% abv. of this release. #lochlomond #boutiqueywhisky #singlegrain #whisky #whiskey #scotch #scotchwhisky #instagood #instadram #instawhisky #whiskygram #whiskyporn #instadrink #drinks #alcohol #booze #instabooze #ウイスキー
Try any of their vast selection of bottles if you can. If you want a whisky flight, we suggest ordering their advent calendar.
No, you do not need to wait until Christmas to knock those suckers down.