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Issue 142 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 142

The best whiskies in the world 2017, Icons of Whisky Global winners and the conclusion to this year's Battle of the Blends

 

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Allt-A-Bhainne Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.20%
7 A little lightweight, but not without its fruity merits.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Aultmore Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.20%
8 I was taken with how light this was, a lovely example.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bunnahabhain
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The palate does not deliver as much as the nose. Lacks character

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Carsebridge 52 Years Old Batch 1
Single Grain - Scotland - 40.50%
9 Perfectly balanced with poise and elegance. A must-buy!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Dailuaine
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.50%
7 Quite an unusual taste. Fresh and surprisingly sweet.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Miltonduff
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.40%
8 Sophisticated and beautifully balanced. Be careful adding water.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company North British Batch 1
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.10%
8 Grain whiskies are largely hit and miss, but this one is certainly in the hit camp. Very solid and reliable.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tobermory
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
8 A pleasant example of a good Bourbon cask maturation. A good companion for a fish dish as well.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Arran
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.10%
8 A lively uplifting elegant dram. Like an invigorating early morning walk in a scented garden.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bowmore
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 The nose leads the way with, a very fine balance, then the palate takes you somewhere else.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Glenallachie Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.70%
7 Not my favoured style of whisky and for that reason... I'm out!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Glen Grant Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10%
8 A slippery one and difficult to get to grips with, I kept changing my mind.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon
Single Grain - Scotland - 41.60%
3 Some pleasant touches, but not a great deal to hold it altogether in the end.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company North British Batch 2
Single Grain - Scotland - 49.30%
8 A lovely, fresh, young grain. Avoid water – the alcohol gives it intensity.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Springbank
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 Sometimes the palate cries out for whiskies as direct as this, especially on cold days like today.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Aberlour Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.20%
8 A bit simple but pleasantly bracing.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Blended Whisky #1 Batch 1
Blended - Scotland - 50.30%
9 Stunning stuff! Intense and spicy. If this isn't whisky of the month I'll eat my shorts!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bruichladdich Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.60%
8 Dilution does it no favours!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bruichladdich Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.70%
8 Sherry monster aficionados will be bashing down the doors to get hold of this!

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Caol Ila
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 An easy drinking peaty offering which could lead to an empty bottle pretty quickly.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Highland Park
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.70%
9 A fruity little number, which is well balanced with enough earthy tones to play well with the flighty fruits. Yum!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon Batch 3
Single Grain - Scotland - 49.80%
7 Is this a first fill Oloroso matured blend? It certainly gives that impression.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Ledaig Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.50%
8 The distillery character here is unmistakable! However there are just enough other elements to balance.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tobermory Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
8 A superbly balanced whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tormore Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.40%
8 A lovely Spey. I'd like to have seen a little more honey sweetness on the finish to balance the drier notes, but that's picky.

    Invergordon Distillers
  • 9-21 Salamander Place. Leith. Edinburgh. Midlothian. Scotland. EH6 7JL
  • Tel : +44 131 554 4404
    Tormore Distillery
  • Advie. Grantown-on-Spey. Moray. Scotland. PH26 3LR
  • Tel : +44 1807 510244

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