Invergordon – 42 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company – Invergordon – 42 Year Old, Batch 15

So I kinda thought that I really should (if should is the right word) sit and do a review of this whisky..

This is of course a grain whisky from the Highland Distillery Invergordon which is owned by Whyte & Mackay. It’s 42 years old and bottled at 48% by those lovely people at That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Batch 15 was released in 2017, and I might have bought one or two (actually, better not count them ALL!!) of the 665 bottles which were released. Lucky me.

The first time I tried Invergordon whisky was back in October 2017 for That Boutique-y Whisky Companies 5th Birthday… this was Batch 11, and I was kind of hooked from then, I think I bought my first bottle of batch 15 just in time for my birthday that year.

I have also been lucky to buy batch 2 and 3, 16 and 19 and I’m sure I will eventually open them one day… Batch 16 has already gone though!!

Invergordon and the Distillery

The distillery is located in Invergordon which is in Easter Ross, Ross-shire. It also happens to be next to a little place called Saltburn…but not the Saltburn I lived in as a very little Smoggy. My late father told me about this when I was a child as he used to deliver fuel up there. If you can imagine me as a 4 year old girl hearing this filled me with excitement!!

The spirit is produced in Coffey Stills, and as you can see in the rather fab drawing on the label by Emily Chappell, this is how the still works.

There is always a little change with each release…can you spot the difference?


My Review

The initial aroma delivers a slight hint of polish (in a good way.) There is also coffee and cinnamon. Caramel and a little vanilla. A little fruit… with a drizzle of chocolate. Lovely aromatic spices.

A deliciously warming palate. Vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon…and a little leathery note. Pepper heat is spicy. Almost a burnt sugar note with delicious woody notes. And I love it. I really do.

The finish always leaves me smiling, along with the fading spices and a little mocha bitterness.

Sadly I think this is sold out at most places now…I know of at least three whisky shops where I bought one, and went back for another (then another – thanks Wim (Tensu Spirits Boutique) till ‘nom nom, it’s all gone !!’


Inside the Bottle: If You Ask Me…

Happy 5th Birthday That Boutique-y Whisky Company

9 thoughts on “Invergordon – 42 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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      • I think you have read it. That’s the funny thing about blogging and social media – I often think I’m going around in repetitive circles. Doesn’t matter, it’s all fun and I’m hoping that people will tell me if it gets boring….🤞🏻

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      • I think we all have that thought at times…I kinda write from the heart, maybe too much and maybe not. Some like it, some don’t. It reminds me to put finger to keyboard again. It’s been a while.

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      • We all have that little bit to contribute and whisky gives so many different feelings to different people at different times.

        By sharing what you think, you might be opening that same feeling or memory for somebody else that enhances their experience or makes them feel comforted knowing that somebody else feels the same. The beauty is that you will never know how much this happens unless they tell you.

        I’d write more expressive pieces if I could find adequate words. It may happen some day as the journey continues. I’ve no interest in tasting the latest whisky or being the best known blog. What happens just does through the people I meet along the way. In place of emotive writing you’ll just have to make do with the odd bit of dry Aberdeenshire Doric humour. 😉

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