That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles single malts from a variety of renowned distilleries, but they also release their own blends and – in this case – blended malts. They are numbered #1, #2… each indicating a certain profile. The actual malts involved may vary as new batches are released within these Blended Malt profiles.
While Blended Malt #1 is said to be teaspooned Balvenie, Blended Malt #2 should be a true blended malt with different single malts brought together by the TBWC team. We’re trying Batch #2 of Blended Malt #2 – in the meantime there has been a third batch as well.
Blended Malt #2 (43,1%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2016, Batch #2, 415 btl.)
Nose: a fairly neutral profile with lots of yellow apples, as well as some baked apples with cinnamon. Whiffs of almonds and cake. Waxy notes. Faint touches of a Hubba Bubba. A little charred oak and tangy / spicy notes in the background.
Mouth: similar vague fruitiness, with a slightly acrid / chalky side. Ovaltine, a little chocolate, before it steers towards spices (pepper, clove) and herbal teas. A little bitterness from the oak.
Finish: medium long, sweet, toasty and spicy, with light hints of dark chocolate.
It’s okay but certainly not exceptional. I think the overall lightness of the spirit doesn’t cope too well with the spicy / herbal side. Around € 110 (50 cl), available from Master of Malt just like Blended Malt #1 and #3.