What they say
A mysterious single malt from Islay, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This one is a 10 year old expression, boasting lots of peaty notes all the way throughout. You don’t even have to dig very far to find them – unlike the team on the label, who are deep in a coal mine and about to find a giant clove of garlic. What could this all mean…?
Batch 3 is a release of 534 bottles.https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/that-boutiquey-whisky-company/islay-1-10-year-old-batch-3-that-boutiquey-whisky-company-whisky/
Official tasting notes
- Nose: Earthy smoke with a whiff of coastal air mixed in, joined by salted butter on crumpets and a touch of dried fruit.
- Palate: Bright notes of pineapple and tinned peaches arrive first, before savoury rye spiciness builds up.
- Finish: More rye, now paired with peat heat and caraway.
What I say
Batch 3 of Boutique-Y’s Caol Ila, oops I mean Mystery Islay #1 is bottled at 10 years old – I should really do a side-by-side with this and the Aerolite Lyndsay expression hmm.
- ABV 47.9%
- Age 10 Years Old
- Bottler That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
- Bottling Batch 3
- Cask Undislcosed
- Category Single malt scotch whisky
- Cost £49.95
- Origin Caol Ila Distillery
- Outturn 534 bottles
- Region Islay
- Released 2021
- Vintage undisclosed
My tasting notes
- Appearance Barely gold (3/20), slow, medium-fine tears and tapered legs.
- Nose Peat smoke and fresh lemon juice, oysters, scallops, ozone, briny, bbq bacon or meat, coal tar soap, jif lemon and honey.
- Taste Malty and biscuity, a touch neutral, then some honey and vanilla, nutty, peaty, creosote, nut brittle and caramel but no salt, black pepper, umami, bbq beef or beef jerky.
- Finish Long, sweet and peaty, peanut brittle, coal dust and Arbroath smokies.
- Overall Basic but delicious Islay malt, an oddly unsalted sweet and smoky combo.
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