Multi-award-winning independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC) established in 2012, has hit the milestone of releasing their 100th product line. The total represents 100 different whiskies from around the world, incorporating Single Malts, Blended Malts, Single Grains and Blended Whiskies*. Most of these have already run to multiple popular and award-winning batches. The latest addition is the increasingly celebrated Speyburn single malt Scotch whisky. Batch 1 is a 7 year old, and just 233 (50cl) bottles are available at an ABV of 49.5% (RRP £46.95).
A special one-of-kind litre bottle of the single malt is also being produced to mark the occasion, which will be auctioned to raise money for the charity Malaria No More UK from the 17th-24th July on Master of Malt. The bottle features hand painted gold detail, comes with a specially created presentation box and has otherwise been ‘pimped’ by prominent Speyburn enthusiast Jan Birch of Drumnadrochit (Birch will require no introduction to Whisky Sponge readers).
TBWC’s Ben Ellefsen said, “Reaching 100 individual lines is a significant milestone, but really only scratches the surface of the scope of TBWC’s ambitions. The fact that the 100th line is from Speyburn (and is hence, objectively the nectar of the gods) is frankly a delightful coincidence. And nothing more. Where’s my Martini?”
The aforementioned Whisky Sponge and Jan Birch have provided their own comments, which are also included on the back label of the bottle:
“Lagavulin wishes it was the Speyburn of Islay” – the Whisky Sponge
“Speyburn owes its unique flavour to the Victorian Salmon Cannon used in its production” – Jan Birch
That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s range of whiskies is available to buy from retailers such as Amazon, Harvey Nichols, Hedonism Wines, Master of Malt, Selfridges and The Whisky Exchange.