Following the success of its inaugural World Series in August and its World Rye Series in November, the Boutique-y Whisky Company has announced their latest quarterly collection, the Australia Series.
An exciting lineup of eight new expressions, this is set to be the brand’s first ever full range of whiskies from Australia.
The latest series sees the company continue to expand its world whisky portfolio as they increase its global footprint as an independent bottler.
The range, launching on 23 April 2021, is the first series release from a single country that the brand has created since shifting its focus this year.
Shining a light on the outstanding quality of the liquid coming from these relatively small craft whisky distilleries and making it accessible to a wider audience around the globe has long since been the goal for TBWC, but this is their first foray into showcasing a particular region’s offerings in one release.
Sam Simmons, Head of Whisky at Atom Brands says: “We are so proud, and feel so lucky, that Boutique-y has the respect of peers and pioneers across the whisky world, that we’ve fostered relationships with the flavour makers behind each malt and rye whisky in this Australia Series to be able to put together a range like this.
“While I think it’s fair to say that most of the world is just waking up to the fact that Australian whisky is on the map at all, I would dare say that these whiskies, and the future of whiskies from down under, may turn the world upside down. Literally flipping the hegemonic order on its head, with Australia at the top of the pile in the 21st century.”
The series will see bottlings from a collection of highly sought after, small batch craft distilleries, many of which have not previously been available outside of Australia. Included amongst this list is Belgrove, a farm-to-glass distillery run by Peter Bignell, one of the most known and loved faces in Australian whisky.
“The label is great fun and informative, and I love the ABV they have cut this bottling to. It has highlighted a sweetness which has balanced the typical spicy notes of Belgrove Rye,” Peter says.
“Australia has developed a flourishing craft distilling industry which has expanded rapidly in the last seven years or so. Keep a watch out for Australia’s passionate distillers who will be releasing many different expressions into the world market in the next few years”
Alongside Belgrove, the release also includes bottlings from Starward, Black Gate (whose total annual output is just 3,000L) and Killara, founded by Kristy Lark-Booth – daughter of Bill Lark aka the ‘godfather’ of Australian whisky.
“That Boutique-y Whisky Company has fantastic products that are presented to market in a unique and fun way,” Kristy says of the collaboration.
“I love all their different labels and the range of worldwide distilleries that they have on offer and was excited when I was approached to collaborate with them. I am really proud of this bottling, it is the first Killara Whisky that is available to the international market and one of the first 100lt (quarter casks) that were decanted and I especially love the label. There has been a huge rise of popularity in Australian whisky both domestically and internationally and it is exciting to be able to showcase this whisky to the world with Boutique-y.”