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Islay #3 13 Years Old Batch 4 (48.6%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 1479 Bottles, 2019)

Islay #3 13 Years Old Batch 4

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 48.6%
  • Age: 13 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £119.95 available from Master of Malt (link opens masterofmalt.com)
  • Origin: Undisclosed
  • Vintage: undeclared

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What they say

13 year old single malt from an undisclosed distillery on the Isle of Islay, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The label seems familiar, mind… The LivingRoom Whisky chaps, the car with the weird doors, Bessie Williamson… Is it from a different timeline? Another universe?!

Batch 4 is a release of 1,479 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Powerful smoke balanced by hints of old leather and tropical fruit punch.

  • Palate: BBQ pineapple and leafy mint, with layers of thyme honey bringing a herbaceous sweetness in to the mix.

  • Finish: Continued peat smoke heat and a whiff of tobacco.

What I say

Door #15 in That Boutique-Y Whisky Company’s 2019 Advent Calendar is this undisclosed Islay #3 single malt aged for 13 years.

This post was sponsored by That Boutique-Y Whisky Company by provision of their 2019 Advent Calendar.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Just gold (1/20), medium-large tears and loose legs.
  • Nose: Barnyard, peat-smoke, lactic and coppery, maple-smoked bacon, sweet caramel, banana, cream, milkshake, vanilla, lemon.
  • Taste: Smooth, caramel, peanut butter, Reeses peanut butter cups, milk chocolate, salt, toasted oak, nut brittle, iodine & tcp, kipper smoke and nutty thyme.
  • Finish: Long, medicinal iodine, smokey with burnt thyme brush.

Overall

A fantastic Islay expression with plenty of milk chocolate / peanut butter and salt that combine perfectly into Reeses peanut butter cups and lots of herbal thyme thrown in for good measure, awesome!

Score 89/100

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