Invergordon, 41.6% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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.

Sniff:

Invergordon Batch 1 from That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Invergordon Batch 1 from That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Old polished furniture with vanilla and nutmeg. Dry ginger and some cloves. Roasted lemon peels, toasted oak and woody spices.

Sip:
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.

Swallow:
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.

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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3 Responses to Invergordon, 41.6% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

  1. Wouter Dirks says:

    Sjoerd, we practically live around the corner from each other and share the same whisky passion it seems. I must say you have a very very very impressive track record, not only in tasting but also in writing judging from this blog! Very great notes. I suggest we have a dram sometime, you got my email if your up for it 🙂

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