So, what’s behind window #4 of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar, eh? It’s a brand new bottling from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, that’s what!
It’s your lucky day on the Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar, because #WhiskyAdvent is going Irish!
Behind window #4 is a succulent dram of…
A new release from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this bottling of Irish single malt whiskey is from an undisclosed distillery matured in for 13 years!
Lovely, lovely whiskey
Tasting Note for Irish Single Malt #1 13 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company):
Nose: Very fruity, with cooking apples, banana and bruised pears, tastefully aided by notes of toffee popcorn and flapjacks. Nutty oak and honeysuckle linger in the background, as sweet peat and some aromatic spices develop.
Palate: Plenty of sweet fruitiness, apricots, nectarines and some banoffee pie. Dried barley, melted milk chocolate and salty butter provide depth among the prickling, warming spice of allspice, cumin and nutmeg.
Finish: Fragrant, with fading notes of candied fruit, old oak and honeyed malt. There’s an overriding impression of churros dusted in muscovado sugar.
Overall: An incredibly fruity and sweet affair, this Irish single malt is a light delight that goes down real easy with syrupy smoothness.
We’re an inclusive lot at MoM towers, however, and appreciate that gin may be more your thing. For those who have picked up a Ginvent Calendar (the annual awesome collaboration between Drinks by the Dram and Gin Foundry), you’ll have also found a delicious dram behind window #4 – Tarquin’s British Blackberry!
Tasting Note for Tarquin’s British Blackberry:
Nose: Fresh red fruit up front, a core of pine-y juniper and orange oil, perhaps even a hint of sherry!
Palate: Dark berries brighten with a helping of damson, a touch of juniper and a pinch of ginger. savoury bay leaf, and joined by a hint of anise later on.
Finish: Refreshing and softly sweet.
Tasty goodness all round, really.