Saturday 5 November 2016

Islay Blended Malt 27yo, That Boutique-y Whisky Co. Review

Hello gents and ladies,

A recent release here from That Boutique-y Whisky Co. bringing together some Islay malts and revealing the percentages. Great stuff.

55% Bowmore, 40% Laphroaig and 5% Caol Ila. Only 88 bottles.
French Whore Perfume for the win! Was the slogan on the bottle.

Islay Blended Malt 27yo TBWC 47.3%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium/Full
Image courtesy of Master of Malt
Nose: Hmmm, definitely perfumed. Builds on you, slowly revealing layers of flavour. Softly floral, lilac, chamomile, scented candles, sweet orange, grapefruit cocktail, green grape, spiced apple, spearmint (quite cooling), there's a peat fire further away, cold peat kiln. Gives you a sense of an abandoned cold warehouse.
Water: Fruitier and maybe more straightforward. Chewy orange, marzipan, Caol Ila's lemon, Bowmore's maltiness, Laphroaig's bandages.
Taste: Soft, very very sooty arrival, charcoal, cold put out fire, lots of ash, an orange slice covered in ash, grapefruit, malty, a little lemon, a small floral note, scented candle, waxy, spearmint, building spice and a puff of peat smoke into the finish.
Water: Sooty, cold, empty warehouse, blackened walls, ash, burnt Hessian, burnt down abandoned building, a burnt down flower museum?! Some oak going into the finish.
Finish: Long length. Softly fruity, the smoke fades. Orange and grapefruit. Longer and sootier with water.
An arsonist's whisky! A bit different but excellent stuff.

I've got the 23yo on the way, which is 60% Ardbeg. Can't wait!

Review #99

Network Average: 76.3
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Worst Score: 44
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90+ Magnificent

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