Irish Single Malt Whiskey 24 Years Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Plenty of Irish single malt whiskies from the late 80s/early 90s have hit the market in recent years, and the folk over at That Boutique-y Whisky Company went ahead and found their own cask of such whiskey to bottle. Usually, these Irish whiskies are (tropical) fruit bombs, so expectations for this 24 year old release from 2017 are high!
Irish Single Malt Whiskey 24 Years Old (46,8%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Batch #1)
Nose: Uff Marone! This is pure fruit juice. Do you know the orange multivitamin juice sold in tetra packs in supermarket? Well, this is that, except disguised as golden aqua vitae. I’m not even going to name all the tropical fruits here, there’s too much of them. So just name it, and it’ll be there. And also, it is quite sweet. There, that’s it, fruity and sweet. To the max.
Taste: Same DNA, this is fruity AF (tropical fruits), with just a bit of wood spices. Lovely oily texture too. Great balance between sweet, sour and bitter. What more can I say?
Finish: Lingering wood and spices, with mango and apricots in the background. Long.
Damn, I should’ve bought a bottle. Big thanks to Matt for the sample.
Photo: Master of Malt
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.