Behold the launch of That Boutique-y Gin Company! Expect bundles of small batch gins from some of the most fantastic brands and distillers around!
People have been independently bottling whisky for many moons, but independently bottling gin is another story altogether – and a short one at that. People don’t independently bottle gin. The end.
Or is it? No. No it’s not. The story continues with the theatrically dramatic entrance of That Boutique-y Gin Company, the world’s first independent gin bottler!
Working with some of the best brands around, including well-established distillers and exciting new kids on the block, That Boutique-y Gin Company will be releasing oodles of new, limited edition gins! These may take the shape of intriguing tweaks to familiar recipes, experimental expressions and even brand new ideas developed with That Boutique-y Gin Company. Get excited.
As with That Boutique-y Gin Company’s sister company, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, these bottlings will feature awesome illustrated labels with nods to the distillers, ingredients and gin industry in-jokes.
That Boutique-y Gin Company is launching with 11 gins, all of which are available right now!!! Take a look at them below – and expect more new releases soon…
Tasting Note for Bathtub Gin – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Cinnamon gum, mint leaf and mixed peels. Ginger ale and baking spices develop later on.
Palate: Shortbread with raisins. Apricots, almonds and an intense burst of juniper.
Finish: Buttery and a little cake-y. Hints of anise and sultanas remain.
Tasting Note for Bathtub Gin – Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Christmas pudding, spicy cardamom and well-rounded notes of flamed orange peel. A prickle of black pepper too.
Palate: Juicy fruits, clove and a hint of toasted oak. Chewy raisins with a dusting of brown sugar.
Finish: Cola cubes, oily juniper, more spicy cardamom and some drying cinnamon too.
Tasting Note for Blackwater – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Aromatic citrus surrounds notes of fresh linen and rose. Dried juniper brings a helping of slightly Christmas-y spice.
Palate: Spring blossoms, lemon meringue and violets. A little bit buttery.
Finish: Red apples and crisp juniper on the finish.
Tasting Note for Cherry Gin – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Christmas cake, sugared almonds and cherry ice cream. A refreshing hint of orange oil. Buttery almond biscuits.
Palate: Subtly citrus-y at first, followed by tartness of sour cherries developing tannic grip. Becomes spicy with juniper and clove.
Finish: Fading sweetness of fresh cherries and orange, leaving soft hints of juniper lingering.
Tasting Note for Cotswolds – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: The toasty cask influence boosts the woody juniper. Waxy orange and cinnamon-dusted plum.
Palate: White peach, rounded red berries and sweet cinnamon notes once again. Oak resin hints develop later on.
Finish: Well-balanced hints of creamy vanilla, cantaloupe and cracked black pepper.
Tasting Note for East London Liquor Company – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Lemongrass and key-lime pie. Earthy juniper at the core, boosted by green pine notes.
Palate: Fizzy orange, lemon sorbet and juicy tropical fruit. Enjoyably creamy, with a subtle prickle of spicy juniper.
Finish: Waxy mixed peels, warming pine needle and vanilla.
Tasting Note for FEW – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Bright citrus blossoms develop, with a green hint of fennel in support.
Palate: Sweet and still floral (almost Turkish Delight-esque). Crisp lime peel notes, followed by aromatic coriander.
Finish: Exotic spice lingers on the finish.
Tasting Note for Greensand Ridge – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Immediate raspberry influence, followed by mint and basil leaf. Chestnuts and light wafts of sweet juniper.
Palate: The soft, creamy spirit carries waves of summer berry and orange peel notes. Anise and savoury hints of cobnuts in support.
Finish: Slightly floral. Blackberry bush and menthol linger.
Tasting Note for Hernö – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Lemon balm and creamy juniper, followed by waves of pine and rose petal.
Palate: Liquorice root, vanilla pod, jasmine, mint leaf and Turkish Delight.
Finish: Sweetly floral, with a spicy bite of stem ginger.
Tasting Note for McQueen – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Refreshing bundles of citrus peels arrive first. Unmistakable chocolatey elements develop in the glass.
Palate: Soft, drying juniper gives it a peppery core, surrounded by cacao and floral mandarin.
Finish: Brown sugar, chocolate digestives and a lasting orange oil fruitiness.
Tasting Note for Shortcross – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company):
Nose: Ripe berries in the sun, nettles, green apples and citrus oils.
Palate: Oily juniper as it opens. White pepper and cinnamon, balanced by rounded sweetness of damson jam.
Finish: Seville orange, blackberries and dried apple. A touch of spicy juniper lasts.
The Chaps at Master of Malt