Monday, 25 February 2013

Whisky Discovery #312

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Springbank Batch 1 (54.6% abv)
Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky
£61.95 50cl (sadly sold out)

'That Boutique-y Whisky Company' from Master of Malt bottles Scotch Single Malt Whiskies from a variety of renowned distilleries in limited batches. These whiskies are adorned with cultish comic-book style labels which feature prominent figures from the whisky industry upon them, as well as other little details for you to find!

These are Single Malts in the truest sense of the term; they are a blend of casks from one distillery. Thanks to their limited nature and popularity it is expected that these to become quite sought after and collectable. 

They are bottled without age statements because each batch is dependent on the parcels of stock received so it is entirely possible that there could be an age difference of thirty years between batches

This first bottling from the Springbank Distillery offers up all the classic oily, coastal flavour you'd expect, and even comes with a superb comic book-style label featuring Caskstrength's Neil and Joel operating Springbank's old Porteus Mill

Batch 1 is a release of 274 numbered bottles.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Oily, smoky nose with a surge of beautiful heather root and soft peat embers. Plenty of honey sweetness too.
Palate: Creaking, spicy oak to the fore with a development of salted butter and sweet plumes of peat smoke and stewed fruit.
Finish: Long, buttery finish with dark caramel and hints of burning heather.

So What Did We Think?

I'm starting to really appreciate what is being crafted at the Springbank Distillery and looking forward to planning a visit there soon. This is no exception and is another delicious dram from this Campbeltown distillery. Again my notes are almost a mirror copy of the Master of Malt notes, although to be fair I've never pulled up heather to have a nose at their roots (but it's on the list!) 

There is a gentle maritime oily smoky quality to the nose under the sweet heather honey notes. The palate has plenty of spicy wood, soft stewed plums and sweet fragrant smoke, finishing with a rich buttery toffee and wisps of that fragrant smoke lingering around for a good time.

Want one? Too Late! Which goes to show you need to act quickly when limited editions are being relelased! You can keep up to date with what is available from this range by visiting the Master Of Malt webpages for That Boutique-y Whisky Company here.

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