The only drawback with That Boutique-y Whisky Company I have found so far is that it’s a chore to type. I think that’s part of the gimmick too.
Anyway, early in the new year they released a batch of new bottlings varying from Invergordon to Springbank. Since then, they have released even more bottlings, with a Clynelish, a new Aberlour, and some secrety stuff.
Anyway, the usual yada-yada: Springbank, Campbeltown, small scale, old fashioned. Boutique-y, no age stated, small batch, even rebottlings (as far as I know).
At first I get really old fashioned Springbank, with barley, salt, a hint of minerals and it’s crisp. Unfortunately, I get that fennelly note that’s been plagueing my Boutique-y samples. Luckily, after another five minutes of air that’s gone and I get more caramel.
It starts off quite sharp with lots of peppery notes and flint. Some apple as well. All in all, a very typical Springbank, and that is pretty tasty!
The finish is the first moment I get a woody note with some vanilla and some orchard fruit. It’s tasty and it lasts quite a while.
Apart from that quickly evaporating fennel note in the beginning, this is a damn tasty dram. Not too complicated but rather classic Springbank. A bit like the official releases since I expect this is a mixture of sherry and bourbon casks. The combination of flavors is really nice.
Springbank Batch 1, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 54.6%, £ 61.95 at Master of Malt. A sample will set you back £ 5.96.
Official sample provided by Master of Malt.