Another one from TBWC, since typing it out is too much of a hassle. Anyway, the first grain whisky they’ve released. Since this year they have branched out into this, and also into the blended and blended malt territory. All nice to have such large variety. Drawback is that they are releasing so quickly that it’s impossible to keep up.
Old polished furniture with vanilla and nutmeg. Dry ginger and some cloves. Roasted lemon peels, toasted oak and woody spices.
Very gentle, creamy with some vanilla sponge cake. Lots and lots of spices. Allspice I’d say. Cloves, wood, toasted oak again and some old dried orange wedges.
The finish has something crisp with wood and vanilla. It’s not incredibly long but it has lots of complex flavours.
This is a strange one. After tasting it twice I am 100% sure I missed a lot of the subtleties and complexities this whisky has to offer. It has the telltale oak and vanilla combination that goes with almost all grain whiskies, but there is so much more going on that it could probably fill three reviews, if my palate was up for the task.
Having said that, this still is one of the best grain whiskies I’ve ever tried. There’s a lot of very old stuff in here and the incredible complexity, especially for a grain whisky, is highly enjoyable. Absolutely stunning stuff!
The label shows a sketch of the grain whisky distilling process, in a column still.
Invergordon Batch 1, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 41.6% is available from Master of Malt in both half liter bottles, and 3cl samples. They respectively cost ONLY £ 59.95 and £ 5.86.
Official sample provided by Master of Malt.