Blended Malt #1 18 Years Old Batch 3 (47.3%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 1049 Bottles, 2019)
- ABV: 47.3%
- Age: 18 years Old
- Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
- Category: Blended malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £64.95 available from Master of Malt
- Origin: undisclosed
- Vintage: undeclared
What they say
It’s another brilliant blended malt Scotch whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company! As you can see on the label, all those whisky fans are admiring the glory of the teaspoon, in reference to this being a “teaspooned whisky”. It’s made almost completely with malt whisky from one distillery, along with just a tiny bit of malt whisky from another distillery. This way it may no longer have which distillery it came from on the label, nor can it be sold as a single malt. However, they do then to be rather brilliant value for money, hence those rather charmed whisky lovers!
Batch 3 is a release of 1,049 bottles.
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: Rich with honey and poached pear, alongside a good helping of mature oak. Slowly but surely dried fruit and fresh peels take control of the nose.
- Palate: Honeycomb, milk chocolate, sultana, stem ginger and black pepper.
- Finish: Continued peppery malt, tempered by the return of the honeycomb and some floral air.
What I say
Door #8 in That Boutique-Y Whisky Company’s 2019 Advent Calendar is this 18 year old “Blended Malt” although it depicts on the label a teaspoon. Teaspooning is a common practice to prevent casks being sold/labelled as single malt, wherein a small volume or ‘teaspoon’ of malt from another (usually sister) distillery is added to the cask making it a blended malt.
This post was sponsored by That Boutique-Y Whisky Company by provision of their 2019 Advent Calendar.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Light yellow gold (5/20), medium tears and long, thin legs.
- Nose: Fresh and fruity, orchard fruits, apple, pear, floury cereal barley, apple compote and poached pears, honey, biscuit, grassy hay and oak wood.
- Taste: Peppery oak wood, crunchie bars, cinder toffee and honeycomb in milk chocolate, pear, apple, banana, sweet honey and golden syrup.
- Finish: Long, sweet and spice, chocolate.
A ‘blended malt’ that is full of honey and pear influence as well as peppery oak from the cask – very reminiscent of Glenfiddich and a teaspoon of Balvenie perhaps?
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