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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC)
Bottling serie
Batch 1
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
3124
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5052598136680
Added on
13 Mar 2018 3:48 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 185,31

4 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Junior AlexPt
91
Member Senior David_Whisky&Vinyl
89
Expert Senior lrb85
88
Member Senior ErnieMan
88

7 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Member Senior Heppie
1
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Member Senior kanpai_kev
2
  • closed
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Expert Junior nasilomak
1
  • closed
Member Senior Onislay
1
  • sample
Expert Senior PhamHa
1
  • closed
Expert Junior urlduc
1
  • closed

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Tastingtags

4 Notes

ErnieMan
Member Senior ErnieMan Review note
26 May 2018 11:52 pm
ErnieMan gave this whisky 88 points

Tasted from 3cl sample.

Bananas in caramel, well integrated sweetness, lemony, quite strong maritime characteristics and noticeably salty, fairly strong but not overwhelming peat smoke, tastes surprisingly full bodied for 48% alcohol.

Finishes with strong barley taste, almost biscuity.

Overall very well balanced, tastes similar to some older Laphroaigs I’ve enjoyed in the past... I think I might go and buy a bottle.

88 points

Weighted Rate
87
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
80
Presentation
84
svenske2015
Expert Senior svenske2015 Note
20 Apr 2018 9:13 am

This bottle won the title "Best Peated Whisky" in the "Ultra Premium Category" at the MMA 2017. It got a silver medal with an average of 89 points given by the 8 MMA tasters. http://www.maltmaniacs.net/awards/

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svenske2015
Expert Senior svenske2015 Note
20 Apr 2018 9:27 am

Van Zuylen wrote on their website:

"Islay #2 heeft op het etiket een groot vraagteken staan. Dit om extra duidelijk aan te geven dat niet bekend is van welke distilleerderij de whisky afkomstig is. Desondanks veroverde hij een prachtige overwinning bij de laatste Malt Maniacs Awards. Hij werd in de Ultra Premium categorie gekozen tot Best Peated Whisky. Bovendien werd ook nog een zilveren medaille toegekend. Wat wel bekend is over de whisky is dat er slechts 3124 flessen op een vatsterkte van 48.7% zijn gebotteld. Een fantastische Islay whisky met de perfecte balans tussen turfrook, de zilte zee en zoetheid.

Kleur: oud goud. Neus: een hint van rubber wordt al snel gevolgd door aroma’s van de zilte zee en smeulend as. Vervolgens zoetheid van schaaldieren en aroma’s van gebrande appels, nectarine, citroentaart, stemgember, gerstemout, vanille, butterscotch, bacon, ahornsiroop en jasmijnthee. Smaak: tonen van brandhout worden gevolgd door vanilletoffee, abrikozenjam, kruidig eikenhout, gedroogde mout, rins citrusfruit, zeezout, gerookte amandelen en vers gemaaid gras. In de lange afdronk heeft hij tonen van zoete turfrook en mosselsap."


Master Of Malt wrote on their website:

"A mysterious single malt independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! This is a 25 year old single malt that was distilled by one of the eight distilleries on the Isle of Islay - and that's about all we know (apart from how yummy it is)! Such mystery. So Islay! Tropical fruitsses. What is? Very doge. Wow.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A little rubbery suggestion is broken by a crash of sea spray with smouldering ash underneath. There's a slight shellfish sweetness among wild heather and oily oak. Browning apples, nectarines and lemon tart rise with notes of glacé ginger and subtly floral malt, while slick vanilla, a smack of butterscotch, crisp bacon and maple syrup, and a touch of jasmine tea linger throughout.  

Palate: Over a note of firewood there’s chewy vanilla toffees, apricot jam, juicy wood spices and a little dried barley. Elements of sour citrus and maritime salinity percolate among these flavours, while smoked almonds and grass clippings reside pleasantly underneath.

Finish: The finish leaves a residue of clam juice, an almost agricole-esque note which rises through the sweet smoke. 

Overall: Aye-yay-Islay! There’s smoke, sea and the perfect amount of sweetness to make this dram everything you want from an Islay expression – great for a Highball."

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AlexPt
Expert Junior AlexPt Note
05 Apr 2018 5:37 pm
AlexPt gave this whisky 91 points

Je dirais un Laphroaig ou un Caol Ila, je me suis régalé

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