16 Mar 2013
Invergordon #1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * Grain
That Boutique-y Whisky Company aka Master of Malt also bottled a grain whisky in their series of releases that focus on distillery character rather than a certain vintage or cask.
Invergordon batch #1 (41,6%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2012, 252 btl., 50 cl)
Nose: sweet, very high on vanilla with traces of mocha. A white chocolate latte? Some flowery notes (buttercups). Light caramel. Apple or peach syrup. Also traces of bourbon whiskey (leather). Hints of wax. Smooth with surprisingly few sawdusty / grassy notes. Mouth: surprisingly silent and “slow“ compared to the nose. Then it develops on a mixture of woody extracts (ginger, nutmeg and a herbal sourness), oily notes and a toffee sweetness. Again not far from certain bourbons. Dried coconut flakes. Finish: long, spicy and drier. Some lingering coconut.
A good grain whisky. Especially the nose stands out with a pleasant sweetness and roundness. The palate shows its lower strength and high oak extraction. Around € 70.