Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC)
Bottling serie
Batch 5
Stated Age
50 years old
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
46.6 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
06 May 2017 6:55 pm by mds51

Average value

€ 246.89

25 × in wishlist

105 × member ratings

155 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky #1 TBWC

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.59 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Old and solid, sweet and spicy with wonderful wood tones. This ancient blended Scotch whiskey is extremely easy to drink and makes you want another dram. Great fabric, I like it very much!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Cloudy amber shines in the premium snifter, dried grapes and berries rise majestically, caramelized sugar mixes with dark roasted aromas. Malty grain notes, a hint of meadow herbs, old and spicy wooden elements play with a hint of apricot and peach, minimally mint and menthol freshness.
    • Taste
      Slightly smoky spicy wood tones and burnt sugar pour over the tongue, meadow herbs and hints of tasty cough syrup, sugar beets and old raisins followed by the abrasion of dried grapefruit peels, smoked wood chips and minimal peat ensure a slightly bitter and bitter character. The next sip flows creamy through the mouth, dark dried fruits, old caramel and toffee, crumbs of dark chocolate and fresh mint. There is a wonderful herbal and spice note above everything.
    • Finish
      Spicy, dark wood rests on the palate, the sweet cough juice note with many herbs returns, sweet raisins and other dried fruits combine with old mint and menthol to create a medium-long and voluminous aftertaste.

  3. ScoutGott scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Ahhh the wonders of paxarette... when will it be used again?

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Quality is high on this one. who said old blends cannot match aged malts, I have just tried the 1958 46 year Glen Garioch OB on pure enjoyment terms there is not much in it but this is 10% of the price and I still think that is a bit pricy.
    Good stuff
    • Nose
      92 92
      A nice, spicy toffee nose with hints of dark berries at first but let it develop in the glass as it keeps changing, faint medicinal notes emerge, very faint iodine, hints of peat but it also has a herbal side being slightly grassy with various green herbs thrown in, perhaps parsley & sage but difficult for me to decipher.
      A very good nose
    • Taste
      90 90
      Quite thick on the palate with a big peat/sherry combo washing across your taste buds mixed with malt loaf, raisins and brown bread crust.
      Slightly bitter with the oak coming out but heck its 50 years old so I will not hold that against it too much.
      The sherry takes centre stage with the spice with some nice jammy notes of raspberry & blackberry
    • Finish
      89 89
      Not the longest but pleasantly sweet and remaining spicy

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    He is gentle and he is old, no question. Everything was consistent, but everything was also reserved. Really good whiskey, but no real revelation. Maybe today was just not the day.
    • Nose
      Quite reserved, but what arrives smells pleasingly old, old oak, slightly rustic, the old Grain is also to smell. Especially woody flavors without it being too much.
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweetish, raisins, dried fruit, some vanilla, tart oak, tannins, spices
    • Finish
      Sweet and spicy, a lot of oak, menthol, herb and also the raisins and dried fruits come by.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    N: Utterly moorish nose that comes from great age & blending. 
    T: Lots of consolidated layers.
    F: Swimmingly concentrated/blended initially but one that comes out just right at the end.
    C: A strong finish helps maintain overall balance.Scores a B

  8. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    with water: No, it definitely doesn't bring water

    Conclusion: well-engineered, nice complexity, but the wow factor is missing a little and therefore does not quite meet expectations
    • Nose
      old leather, peach, grape-nut chocolate, raisins, beautiful, well-balanced wood spices
    • Taste
      round, soft and balanced, sherry, grapes, raisins, light nut aromas, some toffee, and a very subtle grain character
    • Finish
      medium length, also beautifully balanced here, at the very end the grain makes itself felt with glue notes

  9. Willum scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice increase from 35y, more harmonious, rounder, full, unfortunately the finish is still short for the age but just a little better than with the 35y. All in all, I had more exciting and tasty blended malts in the 20-35y range for half the money.
    • Nose
      Hmm, much more aromatic and harmonious than the 35y brother, reminds something of old hibikis with the intense sweetness and yet freshness and elegance instead of pampiness, honeydew melon, apricot, vanilla, toffee, lychee, fresh meadow honey, some molasses, rosemary, fennel, anise , all three but less herbal-spicy than more than just a refreshing note like a high-quality scented candle
    • Taste
      Sweet and dry approach, the yellow fruits of the nose, a crisp but pleasant old oak is there from the start, but even as a not so oak fan it stays perfectly in place and rather forms a nice surface for the fruits and herbs above , Apricots with a core, peach, honeydew melon, lychee, orange peel, lavender, rosemary, some fennel and anise, green tea, a hint of eucalyptus, some brown sugar and coffee
    • Finish
      Coffee, fruit seeds, rosemary, oregano, dried fruit, teen notes, medium to long


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