That Boutique-y Whisky Company started in 2012, sourcing unique barrels aimed at the single malt aficionado. With packaging halls and partner facilities throughout Scotland, the company has released hundreds of batches of small-run whiskies, most of them single cask bottlings. The combination of attention to detail barrel-sourcing and skillful blending is offset by an irreverent, graphic novel-inspired approach to packaging from illustrator, Emily Chappell. “We wanted to create labels that were fun, funny, and sometimes outrageous,” says Ellefsen. They also frequently reference industry in-jokes. The whiskies have grabbed the attention of Jim Murray with his Bible naming the brand’s 25 year old Macallan as the single malt Scotch of the year (single-cask), and in 2015 the World Whiskies Awards gave TBWC’s Blended Whisky #1 its highest award for best blend. The Glenrothes distillery in Speyside is home to a 5.5 ton mash tun, twelve oak washbacks, eight stainless steel washbacks and five pairs of stills. It also used to be home to a ghost, depicted on the label of this cask strength Boutiquey release, sitting in the graveyard that’s right next to the distillery.