I have had the opportunity of sampling a number of drams from That Boutique-y Whisky Company and have just had another… (not now, but the other night.)
I do love the quirky artwork on the bottles and as for the contents? Well some of them are pretty lovely too. Anyway I digress, back to the tasty task that was in hand…
This was the Glenrothes 10 and batch 2 which has an abv of 45.8%
“Glenrothes single malt features the ghost of Biawa ‘Byeway’ Makalaga, a popular resident of Rothes who was rescued from starvation in Bulawayo by Major Grant as a child. It’s claimed that his ghost was seen twice when two new stills were installed seven years after his death, possibly disturbing a ley line in the process. Whatever you choose to believe, the stills were moved, no more ghosts were seen and the tradition of the ‘toast to the ghost’ was born!”
The colour of this dram was a rich golden amber, and the nose delivered sherry, and it was quite fresh. It had ginger and warm leather with orange and a hint of raisin and a small amount of pastry…just idling by.
The palate delivered with a lingering sherry kiss and some spice and some good old oak. There was a smoothness to it and it tasted ever so slightly creamy. The finish leaves you savouring that wonderful sherry, which leaves you with a warm hug.
I liked this, and I am loving the opportunity to sample some of the delights which That Boutique-y Whisky Company have to offer!
Bravo I say, and pip pip to Dave for the samples.