That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Arran Batch #4

Started in 2012, Master of Malt's That Boutique-y Whisky Company very quickly made a name for themselves with their small batch releases of single malt, blended Scotch, Scottish grain, American and Indian whiskies. Their non-age statement 50cl bottlings with esoteric, graphic-novel style labels and cask strength contents really offer something for everyone. Well worth putting them on your whisky radar if they're not already on it.

Behind window #11: That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Arran Batch #4, 52% alc., Sold Out

C: Extra virgin olive oil

N: Fresh and piney with grapefruit, artisanal sea salt, and unused pencil erasers 

P: Continues with the fresh theme (more grapefruit, some grassiness) but now adds a crisp maltiness to the mix, quite chocolatey as it transitions into the finish

F: Moderate length with continuing grassiness, dark chocolate bitterness, and a touch more sea salt

In conclusion: A very fun Arran that, while demonstrating some of Arran's core characteristics (citrus, sea salt, malt), is a bit of a break from the norm. Such an enjoyable combination of casks!

Sincere thanks to Master of Malt's Drinks by the Dram for the sample.