Surf and Turf anyone?

Surf and Turf anyone?

Two new releases to shout about today; one from the hills of Speyside the other from Islay's coast.

Our sixth batch from the turf of Speyside's Benrinnes distillery is a 26 Year Old. The Benrinnes distillery was completely rebuilt in the 1950s and is long associated with Crawford blended Scotch whisky. Nothing of the original distillery remains today, and the partial triple distillation process that used to be the norm has been abandoned recently. Just 164 bottles at 50.8% of this release have been filled.

A new batch of Laphroaig, our third so the label says, comes from the surf of Islay. Once again the lads from Living Room Whisky are immortalised on our Laphroaig label. This latest release is a 13 Year Old and we've filled 916 bottles at 49.7% abv

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This duo of delights are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Benrinnes Batch 6, 26 Year Old - £118.95
  • Laphroaig Batch 3, 13 Year Old - £88.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

A Trio of Batch #1 Releases and a Handful of New Batches

A Trio of Batch #1 Releases and a Handful of New Batches

Say hello to three completely new Boutique-y releases, as well as a few delicious new batches of old favourites...

We figured we'd start the show with a show-stopper in every sense - it's our very first bottling of Dufftown single malt, and it's a 40 year old expression! Look closely at the label and you may spot a few familiar faces... Only 164 bottles were produced.

How about another first, eh? We've also released batch 1 of Glendullan single malt! It's a youthful 7 year old single malt from the Glendullan distillery, bottled at 51.7% ABV. Just 387 bottles were produced, each adorned with a label featuring a scene at the Space Olympics. Don't ask why. We barely know either.

A third first, you say?! Of course! Behold - the first batch of our Blended Malt #5! Those of you with an extensive knowledge of Boutique-y labels might recognise some of the characters on this 21 year old whisky's label as they enjoy some delicious pie. A release of 449 bottles.

We've also got some new batches of top notch whiskies, including batch 8 of Springbank single malt! It's a deliciously sherried 21 year old expression, with a core of earthy smoke hiding beneath the sweetness. 911 bottles were produced.

Up next is batch 5 of Glenrothes single malt, this time matured for 20 years before we got our hands on it for bottling. Just 225 bottles were released, so if you simply adore gorgeous Glenrothes whisky, you'll want to grab one while you can.

Finally, we've gone and bottled up another batch of Strathmill single malt! Sitting at 21 years old, this whisky boasts plenty of fruity esters, oloroso sweetness and a hint of charred oak. A release of 401 bottles.

These marvellous whiskies are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Dufftown Batch 1, 40 Year Old - £238.95
  • Glendullan Batch 1, 7 Year Old - £39.95
  • Blended Malt #5 Batch 1, 21 Year Old - £87.95
  • Springbank Batch 8, 21 Year Old - £339.95
  • Glenrothes Batch 5, 20 Year Old - £104.95
  • Strathmill Batch 6, 21 Year Old - £89.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

Ten New Batches of Indie Boutique-y Whisky

Ten New Batches of Indie Boutique-y Whisky

We've got a ten new batches of single malt Scotch whiskies to share with you today - so let's get stuck in!

We've been very busy indeed getting a whole load of brand new batches from top Scotch whisky distilleries, including a few that we haven't bottled in quite a while. Well now is the time to enjoy the fruits of our labour as we show off ten new bottlings!

So, let's start with a bang - 29 year old Macallan! Oh yes. We've managed to get our hands of an absolutely brilliant 29 year old single malt from the Speyside-based distillery, and it's been bottled at 47.3% ABV with an outturn of only 217 bottles.

Continuing on the Speysider theme, behold our fourth batch of Auchroisk! A youthful though flavoursome expression from Auchroisk, matured for just 7 years before we bottled it up at 52.1% ABV. 502 bottles were produced.

Everyone is talking about Islay these days, what with Fèis Ìle 2018 happening and all. It only seems right that we unveil our fourteenth batch of Ardbeg! This smoky treat was aged for 12 years before being bottled at 49.2% ABV, with 1,928 bottles being made.

After it's first batch, we heard a call for "More Dalmore!" Well, we're more than happy to oblige! We've bottled another batch of Dalmore single malt, this time aged for 14 years before being bottled at 51.3% ABV. 811 bottles are ready to find new homes.

It's been a few years since we bottled up some Blair Athol single malt, so we decided to change that! Observe, it's our second batch of Blair Athol, aged for 17 years and bottled at 48.8% ABV. Only 502 of these bottles were produced.

Speaking of whiskies that we haven't bottled in a while, we've also managed to bottle our second batch of Inchmurrin single malt from the Loch Lomond distillery! It's a 23 year old expression, bottled at 47.3% ABV with an outturn of 285 bottles.

We've also bottled our fifth batch of single malt from the Strathmill distillery. At this point, we may have ran out of 'Goldilocks & the Three Bears'-based puns to announce these whiskies, so we'll just stick with "It's yummy". Batch five is 11 years old, bottled at 51.1% ABV and with an outturn of 702 bottles.

Feast your eyes upon the fantastic Fettercairn that we've just bottled! This one is 21 years old, bottled at 48.6% ABV with 669 bottles produced. Packed to the brim with caramelised fruit and vanilla-rich barley, this one.

Goat and whisky enthusiasts will be more than happy to here that we've bottled our second batch of Inchgower single malt! This one is 17 years old, and has been bottled at 47.4% ABV with an outturn of 225 bottles.

And finally, say hello to our fourth batch of Linkwood single malt! It's 11 years old, and has been bottled at 51.2% ABV with an outturn of 956 bottles. We're still rather pleased with the Ship of Theseus/Only Fools and Horses/actual whisky story referencing label.

These marvellous whiskies are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Macallan Batch 13, 29 Year Old - £999.95
  • Auchroisk Batch 4, 7 Year Old - £44.95
  • Ardbeg Batch 14, 12 Year Old - £114.95
  • Dalmore Batch 3, 14 Year Old - £74.95
  • Blair Athol Batch 2, 17 Year Old - £59.95
  • Inchmurrin Batch 2, 23 Year Old - £72.95
  • Strathmill Batch 5, 11 Year Old - £39.95
  • Fettercairn Batch 3, 21 Year Old - £67.95
  • Inchgower Batch 2, 17 Year Old - £59.95
  • Linkwood Batch 4, 11 Year Old - £36.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

A Massive Medley of New Releases!

A Massive Medley of New Releases!

We're always busy here at TBWC HQ, and we've been particularly active as of late - as demonstrated by this litany of new bottlings!

It's time for another huge haul of new That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottlings to fly the coop, so to speak. The TBWC HQ is a bit fancier than a coop. There's significantly less hay than your everyday coop - which is a blessing and a curse, really. Sometimes you really just want a big pile of hay to sleep in. Anyway. Whisky!

It's been quite a while since we bottled a Caperdonich single malt, but the Caperdonich drought (Caperdrought? Does that just sound like an intense lack of capers?) has ceased! Our first batch of Caperdonich with an age statement - this one is a 22 year old expression, bottled at 48.6% ABV. Only 250 bottles of this rare single malt were produced.

We've just bottled our 11th batch of single malt from the Islay-based Bruichladdich distillery, and this one is a wonderfully flavoursome expression. Bottled at 13 years old, with an ABV of 47.6%, expect oodles of juicy fruit notes and a hint of salinity. 478 bottles were produced.

We're heading to the Lowlands for this next one - it's Batch 4 of our Auchentoshan! This one was matured for 24 years, and bottled at 50.6% ABV. A classically gentle Lowland, with a zesty kick of citrus at its core. A release of 542 bottles.

"Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin..." to tell you about our newest bottling of Allt-á-Bhainne single malt! For Batch 5, we've bottled up a terrific 22 year old expression, with only 222 bottles produced. Couldn't have planned that better if we tried.

It's important to remember that Scotland isn't the only place that makes whisky - why not branch out a little bit and treat yourself to a fantastic Single Malt Irish Whiskey! We've bottled this stunning expression at 8 years old and 45.7% ABV, producing 876 bottles.

Fancy branching out even further? Well then, why not try something very new indeed - our first batch of Tennessee Bourbon Whisky #1! It's a brilliant 14 year old bourbon, bottled 52.2% ABV. With 547 bottles produced, don't expect these to stick around for long...

We've bottled another stunning Aultmore! Batch 8 is a 20 year old expression, bottled at 52.1% ABV with an outturn of 997 bottles. The shark and velociraptor remain at odds with each other. Some things never change.

We've got a new bottling of Benrinnes, too! For Batch 5, we got our hands on a splendidly delicious 17 year old single malt, and bottled it at 47.6% ABV. A release of 940 bottles.

People keep sending things into space (cars, botanicals, humans), with the intent of finding a planet which is completely covered in fur, like on the label of our Blended Whisky #2. None have been successful, but never fear - we've released a new batch to reignite the fires of discovery! This one is 22 years old, and 1,650 bottles were produced.

Many moons ago we released our first batch of Dailuaine. Seems like it's about time we got our act together and bottled Batch 2, don't you think? Well surprise! We predicted that you would agree with that question and have Dailuaine Batch 2 already ready! It's a 15 year old expression, bottled at 47.5% ABV with an outturn of 950 bottles.

The hits keep coming - we've got Batch 5 of our Glen Keith single malt ready to go! We've bottled another wonderful 24 year old whisky from the distillery in Speyside, producing 377 bottles presented at 49.1% ABV.

Feast your eyes upon our first BenRiach bottling with an age statement. This is a 9 year old single malt, presented at 51.7% ABV and with 2,501 bottles produced. We thought 2,500 bottles wouldn't be quite enough.

Another first - our very first bottling of Glencadam single malt is here! A youthful expression, bottled at 6 years old at 47.5% ABV, but it's by no means a straightforward dram. 454 bottles were produced.

Finally, we couldn't help but treat you to another excellent single grain from Invergordon! For Batch 16(!), we've bottled a 10 year old single grain, boasting a vanilla-forward flavour profile with hints of floral freshness in the background. 217 bottles were produced.


These marvellous whiskies are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Caperdonich Batch 5, 22 Year Old - £249.95
  • Bruichladdich Batch 11, 13 Year Old - £76.95
  • Auchentoshan Batch 4, 24 Year Old - £129.95
  • Allt-á-Bhainne Batch 5, 22 Year Old - £87.95
  • Single Malt Irish Whiskey Batch 2, 8 Year Old - £52.95
  • Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey #1 Batch 1, 14 Year Old - £76.95
  • Aultmore Batch 8, 20 Year Old - £69.95
  • Benrinnes Batch 5, 17 Year Old - £67.95
  • Blended Whisky #2 Batch 3, 22 Year Old - £63.95
  • Dailuaine Batch 2, 15 Year Old - £54.95
  • Glen Keith Batch 5, 24 Year Old - £97.95
  • BenRiach Batch 4, 9 Year Old - £59.95
  • Glencadam Batch 1, 6 Year Old - £41.95
  • Invergordon Batch 16, 10 Year Old - £37.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

Release The Peat! (and some old grain)

Release The Peat! (and some old grain)

Good things come in threes, so they say, so here are three new releases to tempt you. Two from Islay (renowned for its peated whiskies), and a rather refined and long aged blended grain.

Our first ever release under the brand spanking new Octomore label is a 6 Year Old. And what a label it is, cracking work Emily! Octomore is the name for the the most heavily peated barley distilled at the Bruichladdich distillery. You wanted phenols, and this comes fully loaded with all of them! 796 bottles have been filled at 50.4% abv

There's a new release from Bowmore too, a 15 Year Old bottled at 48.3% abv. It's our eighth batch from Islay's oldest distillery, and we've filled 904 bottles! Expect all of the traditional Bowmore sweet smoky leafy notes wrapped in a sea breeze. 

Our final announcement in this trio of taste bud ticklers is a 50 Year Old Blended Grain. It's a new label too, but Batch 1 was sneaked out in our Advent Calendar at the end of 2017. Just 60 bottles will be available of this fine old grain whisky. Check out the label, most of our tasting notes can be found within (not the ship obviously)

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These tantalising treats are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Octomore Batch 1, 6 Year Old - £144.95
  • Bowmore Batch 8, 15 Year Old - £77.95
  • Blended Grain Batch 1, 50 Year Old - £164.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

Whisky for dogs is here!

Whisky for dogs is here!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company teams up with some of the world’s best distilleries and pet nutritionists to create and independently bottle ‘whisky’ for dogs under the brand That Boutique-y Canine Company!

UPDATE: Sorry poochy pals - this announcement definitely had something to do with today's date being the 1st of April...

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Sharing whisky is one of life’s true pleasures. Up until now, only humans have been able to bond over a dram, cementing friendship over a love of the water of life. Now, for the first time ever, dog lovers can share their favourite dram with their four-legged friends, thanks to clever developments in pet nutrition and our vision to spread whisky love to everyone whether they have two legs or four!

Introducing That Boutique-y Canine Company! How does it work? Whisky is bad for dogs! We agree. By working closely with nutritionists from Dynamite Dog Dietics, we have found a way to molecularly bond flavour compounds commonly found in whisky to proteins in organic chicken, venison and rabbit (meats identified as providing the most nourishment to dogs). Through cooking this meat at a high temperature, the modified juice can be extracted, resulting in a liquid that looks like whisky with similar aromas, but is totally free from alcohol, and offers the highest nutritional values.

Not only can you share a dram with your beloved best friend, but the perfect balance of water, protein and the vitamins and minerals from the flavour compounds can help promote a shiny, glossy coat (for your dog, you should probably stick to our regular whisky).

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The first batch of our That Boutique-y Canine Company bottlings for dogs features a range of whiskies, taking in the incredible spectrum of aromas and flavours found in drams across Scotland and beyond:

Invergordoggie: The lightest of our Canine Whiskies, mainly extracted from organic chicken. Perfect for your dog while you indulge in the outstanding Invergordon 42 Year Old. Just 300 bottles are available in the first batch.

Aberfetchy: A sweet, juicy Canine Whisky, mimicking the fruits inherent in classic Aberfeldy, thanks to the whisky’s long fermentation time. For your dog’s human companion, pair with our Aberfeldy 21 Year Old. Our largest outturn, there are 600 bottles available.

Clyneleash: Extracted from meats cooked for longer to preserve the waxy character that Clynelish expressions are known for. Pour this for your pooch while you sit back with our Clynelish 24 Year Old bottling. 350 bottles have been made available.

Highland Bark: Not forgetting the smoky island malts, we worked with Dynamite Dog Dietics to keep the phenol count high even after the flavour compounds were molecularly bonded with the meats. This was our most challenging Canine Whisky to create, and we’ve proudly paired it with our Highland Park expression, with. 450 bottles available.

Beagle Rare: Take your pooch beyond Scotland without the need for a pet passport with the incredibly soft, inherently sippable Beagle Rare. A treat for dogs everywhere, and far more readily available than its American whiskey counterpart!

Himilayamazaki: The rarest of our Canine Whisky expressions, Himilayamazaki is made with mountain water from Japan to boost the mineral content for your dog. Because of the limited supply of this water, just 50 bottles are available. Humans can sip Japanese Blended Whisky #1 alongside their hounds to max out the enjoyment!

While That Boutique-y Canine Company bottlings are only suitable for dogs, we plan to roll  out whiskies for other pets in due course, including as That Boutique-y Whiskers Company, That Boutique-y Rodent Company and even That Boutique-y Equine Company for whisky-loving equestrians. Watch this space!

Each bottle of TBWC For Dogs is available in 500ml formats to complement our human TBWC bottlings. Prices start from £19.99, available from all good pet stores soon!

A Big Ol' Bundle of Brand New Batches!

A Big Ol' Bundle of Brand New Batches!

We've got a whole load of new whiskies to show off - including a handful of first batches!

If you're a regular visitor to our humble blog, you'll probably be used to a bit of a pre-amble when it comes to our posts. Well, we're going to cut the pre-amble short today, because there's a lot of brand new bottlings to get through in just one blog post!

Let's start with the collection of first batches we have to show off. Firstly, we've got our first bottling of Tamdhu single malt! This terrific Tamdhu was aged for 28 years before we bottled it up at 46.8% ABV. Only 270 of these beauties were produced, and they're an absolute knock-out!

Next up, we've got our first bottling from Glen Ord! A 20 year old expression, boasting honey and vanilla by the bucket-load. This was bottled at 51.9%, and 293 bottles were produced. Shout-outs to the Porteus Mill. Fine bit of equipment, that.

Say hello (or "Ahoy-hoy!", rather) our very first bottling of Smögen whisky! This well-sherried single malt is 5 years old, and has been bottled at 49.7% ABV with a tiny outturn of just 117 bottles. Grab one before they're all gone!

Let's head back to Scotland for our next one - the first That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottling of Tomatin! This 21 year old expression from the distillery in the Highlands was bottled at 47.4% ABV, and with an outturn of 304 bottles. 

We've also managed to get our hands on an incredible Inchgower to bottle up for you fine people! 285 bottles of this excellent 26 year old Speysider were made, bottled at 48,7% ABV.

Our final first batch is very exciting indeed - it's a Glenlivet! Oh yes, we've independently bottled an absolutely smashing 27 year old Glenlivet single malt, presented at 48.7% ABV. Just 111 bottles were produced.

It's not all firsts today - we've also got some fantastic follow-up batches of some of our favourites, including our fourth batch of Clynelish! This fascinating 24 year old single malt was bottled at 49.7% ABV, with an outturn of 267 bottles.

It's been a little while since our first bottling of Aberfeldy hit the shelves, so we figured it was about time we did an other - and it is golden! It's 21 years old, and 261 bottles were produced at 48.9% ABV.

Let's change it up a little bit and unveil a new single grain, eh? It's our fifth batch of single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery! It was matured for 26 years before we bottled it up with an outturn of only 144 bottles at 50.4% ABV.

Last but by no means least, we have our second batch of our Irish Single Malt #2! We're still keeping tight-lipped about where this one came from, but rest assured, this 12 year old Irish whiskey is wonderful never-the-less. 429 bottles were produced, presented at 48.6% ABV.


These tasty treats are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Tamdhu Batch 1, 28 Year Old - £243.95
  • Glen Ord Batch 1, 20 Year Old - £128.95
  • Smögen Batch 1, 5 Year Old - £99.95
  • Tomatin Batch 1, 21 Year Old - £137.95
  • Inchgower Batch 1, 26 Year Old - £199.95
  • Glenlivet Batch 1, 27 Year Old - £319.95
  • Clynelish Batch 4, 24 Year Old - £214.95
  • Aberfeldy Batch 2, 21 Year Old - £148.95
  • North British Batch 5, 26 Year Old - £83.95
  • Irish Single Malt #2 Batch 2, 12 Year Old - £58.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

So Islay, Such Single Malt, Wow!

So Islay, Such Single Malt, Wow!

It's our largest batch to date! An astonishing 3,124 bottles of 25 Year Old SIngle Malt from an undisclosed Islay distillery.

If you're well versed in Islay whisky distillery lore, you'll know there are currently eight operational malt whisky distilleries in Islay, and all but one of them could be the origin of Islay Distillery #2. That's the biggest clue we can give you about this fruity single malt. The nose yields oranges and pink grapefruits, masked by waves of earthy peat smoke. While the finish is oily, with notes of salty liquorice, and a sweet smoke that lingers for what seems like an eternity!

We sneaked a few pre-release bottles out to The Malt Maniacs Awards and are rather pleased to announce that this was awarded the Best Ultra Premium Peated Whisky, so there's something else we can tell you about this release - it's jolly good!

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This handsome h'Islay Single Malt is available from fine retailers with a recommended retail price of £154.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

TBWC ambassador Dave Worthington scoops Icons of Whisky gong!

TBWC ambassador Dave Worthington scoops Icons of Whisky gong!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company brand ambassador and all-round good guy Dave Worthington has claimed a top gong at Whisky Magazine’s highly-regarded Icons of Whisky competition!

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Whisky Magazine runs an annual competition to award its Icons of Whisky, celebrating the fabulous faces behind the drams of this excellent spirit, and our Dave has been recognised as Rest of the World Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year.

For those of you who already know and love our brilliant bearded champion, this news will come as little surprise. Dave is a well-known (and incredibly knowledgeable) face on the whisky scene, and has been sharing his passion for the sweet stuff since launching the Whisky Discovery blog back in 2011.

He joined That Boutique-y Whisky Company in January last year, and has been super busy travelling to spirits shows across the globe, leading masterclasses and tastings, and chatting about drams with thousands of whisky fans both on- and offline.

He’s the kindest, friendliest person we know, and we’re immensely honoured to have him on the team. Please raise a dram to Dave’s success and toast an accolade that’s truly deserved!

Six go out in February

Six go out in February

It almost sounds like an Enid Blyton title doesn't it? Ms Blyton wrote a series of Famous Five and Secret Seven books from the 1940's, perhaps Ms Blyton favoured odd numbers. There's nothing odd about today's blog post as we announce a Sensational Six new releases that includes a brace (not odd either) of new labels to boot!

The first of our two new labels heralds our first ever batch from the Tamnavulin distillery, and what a way to start! A 25 Year Old bottled at 47.5% abv. There are just 68 bottles of this fragrant, fruity single malt. It's tasty too, again coming across as fruity with ripe melon and persimmons while peppery spices add interest.

Our second sparkly new label is for our first batch from the Dalmore distillery, and it's another long aged release. There are just 32 bottles of our 27 Year Old! Bottled at 47.5% abv this single malt opens with a Fry’s Turkish Delight sweetness followed by waves of pepper, while chocolatey orange notes develop later...mmmm lush!

It's been a long time since our last batch from Auchentoshan was released, March 2013 to be precise. So, it's with much excitement we announce our third batch from the only Scottish distillery to currently triple distil every drop of spirit. Our latest release is a 25 Year Old, a batch of just 135 bottles. This complex single malt has many layers to entertain before leaving a mint chocolate note that seems to go on forever.

All the way from Arkansas we have a second batch of Bourbon from the Rock Town distillery. It's just one year old but just look at that gorgeous depth of colour. This Bourbon has a cherry theme running through the tasting notes, starting baked on the nose, liquor on the palate, and lasts long into the palate There are just 190 bottles.

Our second batch from the Glenallachie distillery has been bottled as an 8 Year Old. We've filled 231 bottles at 53.9% abv and you can expect to find crisp orchard fruits, ginger biscuits and sherbet lemons. on the nose, while the palate brings maltier notes, cigar box, leather ginger and a pinch of nutmeg.

Lastly, there's a good helping of peat from our fourth batch of Port Charlotte Bottled at 13 Years Old, there are just 182 bottles of this meaty, peaty and coastal Islay malt. We found Frazzles on the nose, along with forest floor pine needles, dry slate, a salty sea breeze and an oily smoke. 

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This handful of heavenly goodies are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Tamnavulin Batch 1, 25 Year Old - £114.95
  • Dalmore Batch 1, 27 Year Old - £229.95
  • Auchentoshan Batch 3, 25 Year Old - £132.95
  • Rocktown Batch 2, 1 Year Old - £59.95
  • Glenallachie Batch 2, 8 Year Old - £62.95
  • Port Charlotte Batch 2, 12 Year Old - £123.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

1 2 and 3 follows January

1 2 and 3 follows January

With January safely in the bag, it's definitely time to announce three new batches of whisky, and it's a one, two and three with a brand new label for our first ever Blended Malt #4, a second batch from The English Whisky Company and a third batch from Tormore.

Another brilliant new label from Emily for our first batch of Blended Malt #4. Following on from our Blended Malts #1 and #3 the label features our terrific teaspoon in the guise of Superspoon! That's right, it's a secret teaspooned malt, a young and feisty 6 Year Old bottled at 53.6% abv. There are just 625 bottles for this batch, but can you tell which distillery from this label? No, not at all, because there's not even the slightest of clues hidden here, or is there? We shalln't tell! Expect to find cream soda, dessert wine grapes and some bramley apple tartness on the palate. There's a hot peppery kick but it quickly sweetens with vanilla buttercream.

Next up is our second batch from The English Whisky Company. The Norfolk distillery turned eleven at the end of December, and it has been growing in stature year by year, leading the charge of whisky distilleries in England's green and pleasant land. Our latest batch is an 8 Year Old release of just 845 bottles, and you can expect a fruity smoke bomb from this bottling! After the initial hit of sooty smoke there are sweet white grapes with lemon zest, but they’re quickly engulfed in a sweet peaty smoke while hints of butterscotch mints follow.

It's been sometime since our last batch from Speyside's Tormore distillery, almost 3 years to be precise, but we're sure our third batch, a 21 Year Old release, will be well worth the wait. Just 149 bottles of this elegant single malt. With notes of baked apples, meadow grasses and vanilla creams on the nose, the palate is fresh and zesty. Glorious Tormorious!

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This tempting trio of tasty treats are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Blended Malt #4 Batch 1, 6 Year Old - £47.95
  • English Whisky Batch 2, 8 Year Old - £48.95
  • Tormore Batch 3, 21 Year Old - £92.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

Taringa Whakarongo!

Taringa Whakarongo!

We've three tantalizing treats to tell you about today, so listen up and pay attention! New Zealand! Islay! Speyside!

We've always stated we go to great lengths to uncover wonderful whiskies from around the world, and today demonstrates just how far we go with the launch of our first ever batch of single malt from the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa, or New Zealand to you and me. If we had travelled any further, I think we would have been on our way home (along the underside of this flat earth we live on)

Dunedin's Willowbank Distillery was founded in 1974. It was the most southerly distillery in the world and in its heyday produced the highly regarded brands of Milford and Lammerlaw. Sadly the distillery closed in 1997, so we're incredibly excited about our first new label of 2018. Our 17 Year Old is a release of just 307 bottles. It's a rich fruity malt with a backdrop of blackberry, blackcurrants and blueberry muffin.

Our fourth batch from Islay's Bunnahabhain distillery is a 35 Year Old, and our oldest release to date. If you were lucky enough to have one of our Advent Calendars you would have found a sample of this hiding behind door number 14. A release of just 302 bottles this long aged malt is delicate and sophisticated with aromas of tobacco and chamois leather interplaying with a medley of fruit.

Lastly, and a little later than expected, is our tenth batch from Macallan. Yes, we know we released batch 12 at the end of last year, but hey, haven't you ever slept in and was late for work? Well this is exactly what happened to this batch, but like all good children, it came in with a note from its Mum. A release of just 233 bottles, this 26 Year Old Speysider was another of our Advent Calendar drams hiding behind door number 23, and has a fresh, mally, fruity style.

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Willowbank B1.jpg
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Bunnahabhain B4.jpg
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Macallan B10.jpg

This trio of treats are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Willowbank Batch 1, 17 Year Old - £143.95
  • Bunnahabhain Batch 4, 35 Year Old - £234.95
  • Macallan Batch 10, 25 Year Old - £499.95

Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.

Note: Taringa whakarongo! comes from the All Black Haka and translates as Let your ears listen