Name: That Boutique-y Whisky Company Batch 4
Bottle Size: 3cl
Price: About £5
Cask Type: ?
Cask #: ?
Bottle #: ?
Nose: Pineapple, apple, straw, grass
Palate: Pineapple, apple, grass
Finish: Medium length, earthy, spicy, grass
So after what appears to be around 6 years after purchase, I am finally getting around to sampling the That Boutique-y Whisky Company Batch 4 Arran. Lets see what it is like.
Well to start with it is super pale in colour. The nose is light and fresh with pineapple and apple coming through early on. You begin to notice some wet grass after a while which moves over to allow the richer aroma of freshly cut straw through. Given some more time the fruitier notes give way a little to a more metallic aroma.
The palate is predictably light with those fresher fruits present from the get go; there is a sweetness there as a result but not overpowering. In fact the palate is a lot like the nose actually. Neat it has a bit of an ABV kick given it’s 52% so it does benefit from a touch of water to bring the fruits back out again.
On the finish an earthier character develops, something a bit old and dirty, I can’t place what it is though annoyingly. It also has a nice spicy kick to go with. Once the dirty earthy quality decimates the grass is back for the longer part of finish.
Overall, well it tastes like an Arran, maybe not just like their core range but it has some of the characteristics of one, and lets face it, we don’t want an independent bottler expression tasting just like the core range anyway, that’s why we love them, they give us something different.