That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Whisky Holiday Calendar 2019

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That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Whisky Holiday Calendar 2019

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:02 am

I believe a few of us got one of these, so I thought we could share thoughts on what we’ve sampled, as I’m interested in hearing Portwood’s educated opinions, as well as those like myself who are less so.

That said, I’m not a “burnt vanilla, hint of Central European oak” type of guys, so my thoughts probably won’t mean much to those that like that type of review.

And with that long windedness... thoughts?
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Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:08 am

Reservoir 2 year old: while I liked the barrelled woody notes I picked up I found this quite hot, as in it could use much more aging to mellow out. By the end of the dram I was overwhelmed; I found it less enjoyable as I drank it.
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Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:51 pm

James E Pepper 3yo Oloroso Cask Rye: I’m not typically a rye fan, I find most have a one-dimensional spicy characteristic, however this was quite lovely. Spiciness was smoothed out by the sweetness of what I assume is the sherry cask, with a hint of vanilla and caramel too, which hides the 50%abv better than yesterday’s whiskey.
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Re: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Whisky Holiday Calendar 2019

Postby portwood » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:09 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:... I’m interested in hearing Portwood’s educated opinions...

Thank you for the kind words but i've been fighting a cold/flu for the last week and can't smell/taste much. Therefore, I've put off cracking these open.
Being a cheap bassturd accountant at heart I'm probably going to return the box and hoping to buy it back after Christmas - I'm betting LCBO will have trouble selling them and will discount them after the holidays.
(I'll be careful to monitor stock, though, just in case. FOMO will win out in the end)

FYI. if you're on Instagram, the folks at TorontoWhiskySociety are doing daily tasting notes if you feel like following along
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Re: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Whisky Holiday Calendar 2019

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:12 am

portwood wrote:FYI. if you're on Instagram, the folks at TorontoWhiskySociety are doing daily tasting notes if you feel like following along


Cool, thank you.
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Re: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Whisky Holiday Calendar 2019

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 am

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
portwood wrote:FYI. if you're on Instagram, the folks at TorontoWhiskySociety are doing daily tasting notes if you feel like following along


Cool, thank you.


Maybe I’m in the wrong area but I don’t see any.

Nvmd, I just saw it the latest ones in the “stories”. Too bad I can’t see the previous ones.
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