Only Batch 1s and Batch 2s in today’s bundle of new releases, including Laphroaig, Caledonian, Ardmore and Miltonduff!
An eventful day here at That Boutique-y Whisky Company Headquarters (also known as TBWCHQ - it’s pronounced phonetically, in case you’re wondering). We’re unveiling four new bottlings, three of which are Batch 1s! Check ‘em out, folks!
The first first is a long-awaited release from a much-loved Islay distillery - it’s our very first bottling of Laphroaig single malt, aged for 12 years! On the label you’ll see Jon and Mike from LivingRoom Whisky, who years ago followed a mysterious message in a bottle and triumphed against worthy adversaries using their wits, skills and tasting prowess. If you were to go back in time with this bottle and use your knowledge of the past to best the duo, their image might fade from the label using the best special effects the 1980s had to offer. Or you might just invent rock and roll. Again.
The second first we’re presenting today is our Batch 1 of Caledonian single grain, which was aged for an impressive 33 years. The distillery sadly closed many moons ago, and has predominantly been replaced with apartments, but the massive chimney still stands to this day. The label of our Caledonian shows off the view from the top of said chimney - and it’s very pretty indeed. If you can name all of the Edinburgh landmarks on the label, you don’t win a prize, but you do get the warm fuzzy feeling of having knowledge inside of your brain.
The third first unveiled today is a single malt distilled by Ardmore which was aged for 10 years before we got our hands on it. This label features a detailed diagram of a cask, with all its parts labelled, from the chime hoop all the way to its bung cloth (the cask on this label clearly has a particularly musty bung cloth, hence why we have taken the liberty of noting that - knowledge is power).
Last but by no means least, we’ve also bottled a second batch of Miltonduff single malt! This time, we’ve bottled an 8 year old whisky chock full of apples and baking notes from the cherished distillery in Speyside - it’s pretty ace, for sure. Dick Beach, the MWP for Miltonduff in the Loch Ness Whisky Parliament (and proprietor of the excellent Fiddler’s Restaurant and Whisky Bar) once again adorns the label, cheering on Miltonduff along with more fans of the distillery. They also seem to be cheering on cheese in general. As you do.