Who are That Boutique-y Whisky Company?
That Boutique-y Whisky Company are independent bottlers of limited edition bottles from Single Malt, Bourbons & Single Grain distilleries including Blends. They release bottle which are numbered and of limited quantity, natural colour, non-chill filtered, not to mention the creative labels with colourful novel style illustrations and some featuring historic snapshots from the individual distilleries. If you haven’t seen the TBWC bottles before I’ll leave a link to the selection here ‘Click here’.
In this review I’m going to look at the Loch Lomond 19 year old TBWC bottle which is a 50cl bottle from the Loch Lomond Distillery based in the Highlands of Scotland and is a Single Grain whisky, at the distillery they produce many types of styles including blends and single malts. The whiskies is bottled at 49.7% abv and is limited to only 267 bottles. So let’s move into my tasting notes.
Colour: Straw Gold.
Nose: On the nose a rich vanilla icing with coconut shavings, baked apples along with a citrus zing coating in honey, coffee beans, pencil shavings. Started off more fruiter and sweeter as over time it develops.
Palate: Texture on the palate is light, it takes some time for the creamy character to develop but when it does, so does the vanilla cream with a honey base comes along with it, a rich tiramisu, then I pick up on a salted red apples, lemon peel, white pepper spice accompanied by a gingery warmth.
Finish: On the finish a freshness that reminds me of pines ferns, buttery vanilla, dried spiced oak but not so intense. A medium finish that linger around.
AGE: 19 yrs
ABV: 49.7 %
STYLE: Single Grain Scotch Whisky
DISTILLERY: Loch Lomond Distillery
BOTTLER: That Boutique-y Whisky Company
REGION/ORIGIN: Highlands. Scotland
EXCLUSIVE: YES (267 Bottles)
Comments: My opinion the Loch Lomond 19 year (TBWC) is that it’s a very nice and creamy single grain expression, from the nose which draws you in with its sweeter fruiter notes and then on the palate it’s mouth-watering light presence. As for exclusivity side it is limited to 267 bottles only and at £54.95 has a great price tag for the whisky quality. Personally I would not recommend any water with this whisky even though the abv is at 49.7% because it doesn’t feel that high on the palate neat but if you do it will make the whisky too watery and lose its texture. If you’re looking to try a nice buttery single grain whisky then I would recommend you give this a try its delicious fruity soft spice leaves you wanting more and more.
Thank you to Steve Rush from TheWhiskyWire and Dave from That Boutique-y Whisky Company for the tweet tasting which this sample was obtained from.