Single malt whisky - tasting notes

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 - That boutique-y whisky companyInvergordon 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.

Score: 87/100

Invergordon #1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-03-16

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