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January - 2018 Whiskey Tastings

Invergordon 42 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Invergordon 42yo TBWC Bottling Note

Marvellous single grain from the Invergordon distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company following a generous 42 year-long maturation. No matter how old the whisky is and how many batches of Invergordon those Boutique-y chaps bottle, they still haven't quite got the different between "Coffey" (as in the Coffey still) and "coffee" (the delicious hot beverage).

Batch 15 is a release of 665 bottles.

‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’ bottles single malts, single grains and bourbons from a variety of renowned distilleries as well as producing award-winning blended malts and blends. These whiskies are adorned with cultish graphic novel-style labels.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Mango and papaya fruitiness. Milk bottle sweeties, chocolate buttons and charred oak. A hint of Ready Salted crisps.

Palate: Fried plantain, apple skins, chilli chocolate. Rich notes of old leather and clove stick around on the mid-palate.

Finish: Brandy snaps, desiccated coconut and dark chocolate mousse.

PRICE £106.95 50cl

Awards for Invergordon 42yo 

Club Star Rating 

Winner

Best Grain Whisky - 2014

World Whiskies Design Awards

Redbreast 12 Year Old

Redbreast 12 Year Old Bottling Note

A delightful single pot still Irish whiskey, Redbreast 12 is highly praised by Jim Murray and a host of other notable critics. Named 'Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year' at the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards, we can't get enough of it.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Nutty, rich and oily. There are notes of dried peels, ginger, linseed and cut fruits including a touch of melon.

Palate: Spicy with great body. Nuts and citrus (peel and juice) with hints of marzipan, dried fruits and a hint of Sherry. You turn it over in your mouth forever.

Finish: Long and creamy with custard and spice.

PRICE £43.33 70cl

Club Star Rating 

Awards for Redbreast 12 Year Old

Gold

Liquid Gold Award - 2014

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

Gold

Irish Pot Still Whiskey 12 Years and Under - 2014

World Whiskies Awards

Winner

Best Irish Pot Still - 2013

World Whiskies Awards

Winner

Irish Whiskey of the Year - 2010

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

Gold

Irish Single Pot Still - Premium - 2017

The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver

Irish Whiskey - 2014

Wizards of Whisky Awards

Gold

Irish Single Pot Still - Premium - 2014

The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Gold

Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey - 2013

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Silver Outstanding

Irish Whiskey - Single Pot Still - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver

Irish Single Pot Still - 2013

The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver Outstanding

Irish Whiskey - Single Pot Still - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

Glenfiddich 12 Bottling Note

This classic Speyside from Glenfiddich was the Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2007 International Wine and Spirit Competition, aged for 12 years in American and European Oak casks.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Grain. Slightly floral, mineralic. Spirity, orchard fruit, malty, honey. Citrus develops.

Palate: Light, floral, spices. Very smooth.

Finish: Sweet, touch of oak and general fruit, oily.

Overall: Stereotypical Speyside. Consistent - a good benchmark.

PRICE £30.95

Club Star Rating 

Awards for Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

Master

Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo - 2014

The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Gold

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver

Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo - 2015

The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2017

International Wine & Spirit Competition

​​Ardbeg 10 Year Old

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Bottling Note

Jim Murray's 2008 World Whisky of the Year! When Ardbeg 10 was released it was the first expression from the distillery not to be chill-filtered. It's a true classic from Islay, and a must have for any fan of single malt whisky.

Tasting Notes

Nose: A ridge of vanilla leads to mountain of peat capped with citrus fruits and circled by clouds of sea spray.

Palate: Sweet vanilla counterbalanced with lemon and lime followed by that surging Ardbeg smoke that we all know and love.

Finish: Long and glorious; sea salted caramel and beach bonfire smoke.

Overall: Precise balance, big smoke and non-chill filtered. This is why this is such a famous dram

Gold

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Gold

Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo - 2013

The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver

Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs - 2013

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

PRICE £39.25

Club Star Rating 

Awards for Ardbeg 10 Year Old

Gold

Islay Single Malt 12 Years and Under - 2016

World Whiskies Awards

1st Place

Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Years - 2015

International Whisky Competition

Gold

Liquid Gold Award - 2014

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

Winner

World Whisky of the Year - 2008

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

Silver

Islay Single Malt 12 Years and Under - 2014

World Whiskies Awards

Gold

Islay up to 12 years old - 2013

The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver

Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs - 2013

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Silver

Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2017

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver

Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition