We’ve acquired some star energy on the weblog in the present day people as Boutique-y Dave returns to inform you all a few new vary from That Boutique-y Whisky Firm: the Cinema Collection. We’ll let him take it from right here. Lights, digital camera, motion!
It goes with out saying that we right here at Boutique-y suppose whisky and rum are fairly magical. A lot greater than mere “drinks”, we consider that the contents of a glass can transport us by time and area to far-flung areas seen and unseen, locations acquainted, historic, up to date, out of this world or down the road, altogether new or hitherto unimaginable.
Properly, we additionally love cinema, movie, the flicks, and the expertise that goes with it: popcorn, sticky flooring, Betamax, VHS, laser disc, Blu-ray, streaming… all of it. Like nice whisky or rum, cinema is a lot greater than shifting photos. Movies are tales that unite us, shared cultural experiences that creep into our subconsciousness and transport us by time and area to far-flung areas seen and unseen, tales acquainted, historic, up to date, altogether new, or hitherto unimaginable.
That is Boutique-y Cinema Collection: The headliners
Our headline whisky lineup is fairly spectacular, with 14 film references to get by. It’s a group of each Scotch and world whiskies. Seven Scotch single malt whiskies (one teaspooned), a Scottish single grain, malts from Australia, Sweden, India, and Italy, after which two rye whiskies (huzzah!). One from the US, and one from Finland.
Phoebe then had the good thought of setting me homework; to observe each film earlier than recording in the present day’s video. I’m afraid I simply didn’t have the time for that, so I shortly learn the synopsis for every of them.
Aultmore malt has all the time been revered by blenders as the proper whisky to construct up a mix. Our 14-year-old had spent 11 years in a refill bourbon cask till we acquired our arms on it, and Dr. Whisky (Sam Simmons himself) had this re-racked right into a first-fill bourbon in 2019 for causes that may solely be disclosed within the secrecy of ‘Tub Evening.’
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: Combat Membership.
Nostril: A smooth oiliness; peanut oil maybe? Panettone, macaroons, grist, digestive biscuits. Adopted by some citrus notes; grapefruit and lime.
Palate: Pilsner lager with a wedge of lime, summer season grasses, and a little bit inexperienced tea bitterness. I like this!
End: Medium size, chalky, grassy, with some pepper lingering.
Balblair is amongst the oldest distilleries of Scotland, starting in 1790 (though there’s proof of a good earlier begin). Though now a single malt with its personal model, nearly all of the whisky made goes in direction of the blended Scotch trade. Our 11 Yr Outdated comes from a single bourbon barrel, that was distilled in June 2011 and we’ve bottled it at pure cask power.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: The Angels Share.
Nostril: All of the bananas! Inexperienced bananas, foam bananas, and there’s even some banana custard! Vanilla with a pinch of pepper, and a few caramelised apple. Pleasant!
Palate: Candy and creamy. Vanilla custard, white chocolate, Chai Latte, inexperienced banana, a little bit natural, and a superb pinch of pepper.
End: Candy, white chocolate with the cracked pepper lingering. I actually like this!
A brand new batch of this ‘tea-spooned’ Speyside whisky is a scrumptious 21 Yr Outdated. ‘Tea-spooning’ just isn’t a recognised classification for bottling, however continues to be widespread throughout the trade, and you will notice casks labelled with their model names; Burnside, Westport, Wardhead, and others, in warehouses, however all the time as a blended malt. ‘Tea-spooning’ was began within the Nineteen Eighties by William Grant & Sons.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: Star Trek – The Last Frontier.
Nostril: Fruity! Stewed apples and plums, inexperienced melon, chalk, honey, and a touch of beeswax too.
Palate: Tasty! Inexperienced apples and juicy greengages initially, then orange barley water. Honey and beeswax come throughout within the palate too.
End: Medium size with some spicy orange barley water, and a little bit natural. Cracking stuff!
Our second cask from Australia’s Corowa distillery is a 4 Yr Outdated Single Malt Whisky, that’s matured in Muscat cask. Muscat vines have been cultivated in Australia for about 100 years. A number of several types of Muscat grapes are grown as wine grapes and a number of other completely different wine types have been developed starting from crisp dry whites, wealthy late-harvest candy wines, and the distinctive and world-renowned fortified Liqueur Muscats.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: Mad Max.
Nostril: Bitter chocolate, molasses, Medjool dates, figs, with hints of white pepper, flint, and wild fennel
Palate: Huge, daring, and fruity! Dried fruits; raisins figs, dates. Malt loaf, and a mineral spice with a touch of ginger too. That is actually tasty!
End: Longer than I used to be anticipating, with that mineral flinty spice and a few bitter chocolate nibs.
A Few Rye was the primary non-Scotch launch from Boutique-y Whisky, so it’s nice to have one other batch of their award-winning rye whiskey on this collection – I’m an enormous fan of their Rye. This can be a four-year-old straight rye whiskey utilizing their normal mashbill, nevertheless, this has been completed in a Finnish rye whisky cask from Kyro – a rye cask alternate program maybe?
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: The Untouchables.
Nostril: Like a fruity rye loaf; filled with prunes, apricots, and raisins. There’s vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, and oak. Hints of butterscotch, citrus zest, and pepper too.
Palate: Buttery rye, bread, uncooked grains, dried fruits, and a few honey. Hints of citrus, baking spices, and that oak too.
End: Lengthy with a peppery heat, and a few brown sugar. D – Lish – Ous!
The Glen Garioch distillery could be Scotland’s first licensed distillery. Various dates are given as to the founding of the distillery, however all are predated by an article within the Aberdeen Journal on 1 December 1785, which introduced the primary distillation of spirit on the website. That is OLD SCHOOL Glen Garioch, distilled in 1988, from when the distillery was flooring malting their very own malt and utilizing highland peat.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: Inglourious Basterds.
Nostril: Wow! That is waxy. Overripe apples, inexperienced bananas, hints of camphor, chalk, maybe a little bit piney, and a few recent bread dough.
Palate: Simply chic! That waxiness comes throughout to the palate too, mulled cider, with dried peel, apricot compote, and white pepper.
End: Lengthy, fruity, honeyed, and a little bit peppery spice. Only a trace of peat reek on the very finish too. Oh, my… I feel I’m welling up!
I’ve been actually impressed with the whisky popping out of Finland, and it’s not simply me. The entire of the Nordics is being recognised by whisky critics as a spot to observe. This, our third batch, is a six-year-old, from their 70% malted rye, and 30% malted barley mashbill, that has been matured in an ex-Oloroso cask.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: They Dwell!
Nostril: Fig rolls, dried cranberries, blackcurrant jam on rye toast, darkish chocolate, and raisins. I’m already a believer!
Palate: Wealthy and mouth-filling, and a fantastic stability of fruit, malt, and spices. Figs and blackcurrants main, Maraschino cherry liqueur. Deeper extra intense freshly baked rye bread notes, and malty sweets. Natural spices with a touch of liquorice let you understand that is rye.
End: Lengthy, drying, with the natural spices and Maraschino cherries.
This can be a 19 Yr Outdated single malt from a Highland distillery that we’re unable to call. It’s our second launch, the primary was a customized bottling for an enormous supporter of Boutique-y Whisky in Canada; Kensington Wine Market in Calgary. Whereas we’re not in a position to title the distillery on our label, being That Boutique-y Whisky Firm with clearly recognisable labels provides us a chance to have some clues as to the place this might have originated from…
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: The Highlander.
Nostril: I’m seeing the color inexperienced nosing this! A lot of inexperienced fruit: Bitter apples, inexperienced melon, recent limes, inexperienced banana, sharp Kiwi fruit. There’s a touch of flint too.
Palate: Slightly waxy paraffin, bitter apple sweets, candied lemon peel, a little bit olive oil, black pepper, and recent ginger.
End: Lengthy, spicy, and drying.
Now that is one thing very fascinating for the unique ‘Nordics’ distillery; Mackmyra was based in 1999 and has actually led the best way within the Nordic whisky scene. This can be a 9 Yr Outdated Swedish single malt that has frolicked in a cask that has been seasoned with Hojicha Inexperienced Tea. Hojicha is a Japanese inexperienced tea that originated in Kyoto 100 years in the past. Not like conventional inexperienced teas, Hojicha is roasted after the leaves are steamed.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: The Seventh Seal.
Nostril: Signature Mackmyra notes of banana and pear initially. That is shortly adopted by an earthiness of petrichor, and a few recent cedar notes.
Palate: Recent and fruity. Gentle and nimble. A tropical fruit salad of papaya, not absolutely ripe banana, and hints of coconut, vanilla, and caramel flavours, with some chilli spices.
End: Because the spiciness fades some candy, drying, natural inexperienced tea notes come by.
Nc’nean is likely one of the new wave of Scottish farm distilleries. Based in 2017 by Annabel Thomas, on her household’s farm at Drimmin, on the Morvern Peninsula within the Western Highlands.The farm distillery was designed by the late distilling advisor Jim Swan to supply a light-weight, fruity and estery spirit. Our 5 Yr Outdated Nc’Nean is from a STR (shaved, toasted and re-charred) crimson wine cask, and bottled at pure cask power.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: Whisky Galore.
Nostril: Candy and fruity; Nectarines, peaches, ripe apples, and a few inexperienced banana. Candy store sweetness too; foam bananas, Fruit Salad chews. Aromatic with honey, British summer season hedgerows, evenly floral, with some light spices.
Palate: Candy peaches and vanilla custard, ripe grains, summer season grasses, a little bit aniseed, and liquorice – Liquorice Allsorts, and allspice.
End: Shortish, with not an excessive amount of complexity, however nonetheless candy and fruity.
The North British distillery is the third largest of Scotland’s seven grain distilleries. The distillery was based in Edinburgh in 1886/7 by a number of well-known males who wished to take care of their independence from DCL Its title comes from the railway firm that served the distillery. It’s often known as the NB domestically.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: Trainspotting.
Nostril: A scrumptious medley of dried tropical fruits; coconut, banana, papaya, and pineapple. There’s a inexperienced natural notice too; banana leaf maybe?
Palate: The entire dried tropical fruits proceed onto the palate, accompanied by some white chocolate, and chilli warmth.
End: The end is brief and candy, with a little bit peppery heat. That is moreish!
An Indian single malt whisky from the Paul John distillery, situated in tropical Goa. Paul John Distillery makes use of six-row barley that’s sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas. The excessive fibre and protein content material in six-row barley, presents a definite tannic character to the spirit.
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: From Russia With Love.
Nostril: Oily, sooty smoke is the very first thing that you just discover. Bitter darkish chocolate, with a touch of mint, alongside some charred wooden and salted caramel.
Palate: Oily and mouth-filling. Huge chocolate cake notes, hints of darkish cherry, spicy black pepper, and oak, with wooden smoke too.
End: Lengthy, with lingering wooden smoke.
PUNI is the primary Italian whisky distillery, situated excessive within the Italian Alps, in an atmosphere properly suited to rising cereal crops. The distillery takes its title from the native river, Puni. Their hanging distillery design, a 13-metre tall crimson brick dice is uncommon, as is the mix of three malted cereals of their mash invoice recipe. This launch makes use of their three malt mashbill, and has been matured in an ex-bourbon barrel and completed in a Pinot Noir cask, which we’ve then completed in a sherry cask, so this can be a fruity little quantity
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: The Good, Unhealthy, and The Ugly.
Nostril: Malty, Digestive biscuits topped with blackcurrant jam. Extra candy notes comply with, with hints of untamed strawberries and a few nutty, woody spices.
Palate: The malty biscuit notes are adopted by a fruity sweetness, properly balanced with some woody spices.
End: A medium-length end with some chilli chocolate.
One other batch from this secret Speyside distillery that allegedly began all of it! This can be a 25 Yr Outdated from an ex-Bourbon barrel that was laid down in October 1997. There are 46 Speyside distilleries so are you feeling fortunate? Punk? Oops unsuitable film reference
Really useful film for watching whereas sipping this whisky: 2001 A House Oddity.
Nostril: Vivid and summery. Barley, vanilla, crisp apples, ripe mango, and a little bit honey. Floral with honeysuckle and a few lemongrass.
Palate: Actually beautiful mouthfeel with creamy vanilla, apple sauce, honey, lemon curd, some peppery spices, and bitters too
End: Lengthy and peppery, spicier too, leaving a drying aftertaste; barely tannic.
Tremendous Scotch whiskies
Each themed launch is accompanied by some bangin’ Scotch whiskies and we definitely gained’t be disappointing with this launch, though our headliners embody eight Scotch whiskies. The small Scotch choice has 4 single malt whiskies from Speyside, three of them bottled at pure cask power, and a brand new batch of 52 Yr Outdated ‘Bottled Too Late’ Auld Alford’s.
Cinematic Boutique-y Rum
Plus there’s extra from That Boutique-y Rum Firm. Right here’s Peter Holland to clarify the 5 new releases:
Working with That Boutique-y Drinks Firm is all the time cool; We’ve acquired superb liquid and we lean on an academic angle, however we don’t neglect that having enjoyable is actually essential. And this Cinema launch is a implausible alternative to supply a pleasant counterpoint to the latest geeky take a look at the Aussie Rum Scene, with an train in connecting rum and the flicks! Truthfully, it’s by no means a boring second.
After I heard the context of the theme, my thoughts ran instantly to the ‘monster’ eum from Jamaica that I’d been ready to launch for some time now. The detective story surrounding the case of Tencane, was a straightforward pull. I’ve to offer my buddy Simon a shout-out for the Independence Day connection to our Foursquare bottling, and I do know I’m displaying my age with my Wes Craven connection to our Haiti bottling. The Casa Santana bottling is a deep-cut connection between the singer-songwriter of the identical title and the usage of a track in a cult film. I’ll have stretched that one a bit, however it does give me an opportunity to get my Boutique-y Whisky brother, Dave, onto a Rum label for the primary time.
And we’d love to listen to what connections our followers have as properly!
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The Cinema Collection wrap up
So, seize your self some overpriced popcorn, quiet down, make your self comfy, gaze in surprise at these superb new labels from the ever-talented Emily Chappell, and take a look at some fabulous whisky with some very tenuous cinema pairings.
Boutique-y Dave x