Austria

Broger 6 Years Old Batch 1

Broger 6 Years Old Batch 1 That Boutique-Y Whisky Company

1. What they say

It’s the very first independent bottling of Broger’s Austrian single malt whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The distillery is family run – in fact, it’s so family run that it’s even run out of the family home! This’ll be why the label looks a little bit like a popular video game about family… Anyway, this is a bold, heavily peated single malt, matured in French Limousin casks, and it’s satisfying stuff.

Batch 1 is a release of 374 bottles.

https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/broger/broger-that-boutiquey-whisky-company-whisky/

2. Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Oily walnuts, roasted oak, BBQ sauce with a hint of honeyed sweetness, tarry ropes.
  • Palate: Still has lots of wood smoke to it, with liquorice root developing, and a touch of orange oil.
  • Finish: Soot and peppery spices.

3. Details

  • ABV 62.3%
  • Age 6 Years Old
  • Bottler That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Bottling Batch #1
  • Category Austrian single malt Whisky
  • Cost £69.95 from Master of Malt
  • Origin Broger Distillery
  • Outturn 374
  • Region Austria
  • Released 2022

4. What I say

Moving on to Austria on That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Norwest Euro Express. This is a smoked malt, but similar in style to Rauchbier Marzen using Beech wood to dry the barley. Again my first Broger & Austrian whisky.

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour Dark orange and rose gold (14/20), quick, medium-large tears with quite fine legs.
  • Nose Smoked and vegetal, struck matches, sulphurous, something quite chemical, rubber, solvent, isobutanol, malty, nutty walnuts, honey.
  • Taste Minty, woody, wood glue, peppermint, subtly smoked, some soft baking spices, toffee, dry cereals, grassy, more solventy spirit and plenty of dried kitchen/cooking herbs with a touch of sharp metallic.
  • Finish Medium-long, nutty, malty and herbal

6. Overall

Oddly solventy, but past that this was really quite interesting and it took some time before I realised the underlying Rauchbier similarity and connection (I do like a rauchbier!)

7. Score 85/100

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