Review: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Tobermory 21 Years Old Batch 4

Category: Island single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Tobermory Distillery

Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company

ABV: 51.2%

Cost: £66.95 from Master of Malt

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What they say:

This is That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s fourth batch of unpeated Tobermory single malt. You can tell it’s unpeated because the Alan Partridge character called Pete has a red line through his face as a bunch of torches attached to a bicycle wheel and some car hazards provide lighting and pyrotechnics.

This is a release of 162 bottles.

‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’ bottles single malts, single grains and bourbons from a variety of renowned distilleries as well as producing award-winning blended malts and blends. These whiskies are adorned with cultish graphic novel-style labels.

Nose:

Malted milk, ripe pear, bath salts and rubbed mint leaves.

Palate:

Sweet malt and more fragrant fruit (peaches and plums) and oak.

Finish:

Rusks and Mr. Kipling Chocolate Chip Cake Bars.

What I say:

Dram#5 from The Dram Team Incredible Indies tasting set is a 21 year old Tobermory expression bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Colour:

Antique gold (8/20), medium-small tears leave long fine legs

Nose:

Fruity, apple, pear, peach, nectarine, in a polished ancient oak wood fruit bowl, coconut cream, vanilla

Taste:

Biscuit malt, coconut / nice biscuits, apple peels, salty; with water, a mass of chocolate and honey

Finish:

Medium-long, salted apple peels

Overall:

Delicious in lots of ways, great nose, great palate – shame the two don’t match but that doesn’t detract any from the drinking experience

Score: 89/100

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