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Blended Malt #1 18 Years Old Batch 3 (47.3%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 1049 Bottles, 2019)

Blended Malt #1 18 Years Old Batch 3

Whisky Review

  • 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

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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.

Overall

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?

Score 84/100

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