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Tomintoul

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Tomintoul: official bottlings

Tomintoul

10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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71/100
Personal Comment
This nice whisky of the Speyside area can be considered as a "standard whisky", without anything really special, but without any major fault neither. It is mainly produced for the blending industry but its reasonable price makes one does not regret to have bought it.
70/100
A nose without any depth, rather indefinable. May be some hints of cut grass, but cut since a while. In the palate, an impression of washed-out alcohol, without particular fragrance. Alcohol, but a sweet one. A short finish devoid of interest. This whisky is not bad, but is to range amongst the insignificant ones.
65/100
The nose is marked by malted barley and quite a strong smell of yeast. A bit of smoke and some remote hay smells on the background. In the palate, the main regret is that the percentage of alcohol is a bit too low as it gives a watery character to the whole which is far from being unpleasant. Without being very complex, this whisky has quite a large tastes palette even if all are centred on malt. The finish is rather short and slightly bitter.
74/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
C.: Bright amber (Colouring E150a)
N.: Soft floral notes, baked apples, heather honey, throw in a small amount hazelnuts mixed with sweet milk chocolate and you get the recipe for a gentle, "elegant" but also only little upsetting nose.
T.: The gentle and soft impression gets even stronger: Lots of honey, brown sugar and sweet chocolate.
F.: Medium, here finally is an very floral and scottish highlands-backbeat after the vanishing of all that honey.
C.: There's very few complexity, but nevertheless there is something very seducing in this softness which makes this dram charming and very enjoyable to go with a cigar, if you're a smoker....
74/100

Tomintoul: independent bottlings

Tomintoul

Adelphi, 38 year

Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
49,2 %
Bottler
Adelphi
Cask number
single cask 4485
Dates
Distil: 1967 Bottling: 2005
Bottle
196 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Tomintoul Adelphi 1967
Personal Comment
First nose offers some slightly woody notes mixed with floral hints which develop soon on something rather fresh with a hint of cut grass and spices. Pepper. Very nice nose indeed.
In the palate, freshness dominates, followed by ripe fruit and nutty notes, the latter being rather discreet however. The whole develops slowly on a pleasant bitterness.
Finish is lingering and fresh, prolonging this mix of acid freshness and slightly woody notes in a nice balance.
84/100

Tomintoul

Scott's Selection 1989-2005

Collection
Natural Cask Strength
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
56,9 %
Bottler
Scott's Selection
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2005
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Tomintoul 1989 Scott
Personal Comment

The first nose is very rich. Obvious presence of fruit, coconut, a touch of smoke, some orange zest, mint. In short a superb nose. Complex and subtle. Let's hope the rest of the tasting remains on the same mood.
The first nose is both bitter and acid, gentian notes with an obvious presence of alcohol. Acidity quickly dominates, and the nice promises of the nose unfortunately dim very soon. No coconut, no fruit, except some rough notes of green apple at the beginning.
The finish is lingering and fresh. The memories of alcohol clearly dominate.

What a pity, s slight deception after this superb nose. Probably this whisky will enhance in the coming weeks, due to aeration.
84/100


Tomintoul

1967, Bourbon Hogshead

Collection
Angel's Choice
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
47,5 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 11023
Dates
Distil: 1967 Bottling: 11-2011
Bottle
69 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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90/100
Tomintoul 1967 MOS
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
The nose is balanced and fresh. Floral, fruity, a bit of cut grass, sour candies combine to give an interesting complexity to the very promising nose.
The attack is first acid and the freshness of the nose is found in full in the mouth. Beyond these first notes recalling more the acid drops than the apple green, a slight bitterness. Surprising freshness for a whisky of this age. Mouth is very pleasant and becomes deliciously complex after a few moments.
The finish is marked by subtle notes of gentian (characteristic bitterness) and the freshness that characterized the mouth and nose is gone. The finish is pleasantly long.
An excellent whisky nicely balancee, but is less spectacular than we could have imagined in view of the label.

90/100


Tomintoul

Rum Barrel, 1967

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
51,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Rum barrel
Cask number
single cask 12020
Dates
Distil: 1967 Bottling: 03/2012
Bottle
52 of 139 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Tomintoul 1967 MOS
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
The nose offers an interesting profile, although it is somewhat elusive. A mixture of malt and floral notes (heather?) Relatively complex. Notes of straw are being added and some traces of fruit.
On the palate, the first attack is surprising. An explosion of flavors between the plum and mocha. Very warm, that mouth is constantly evolving, very complex and really nice. Also a beautiful contrast between the notes of cocoa and a certain freshness given by the acid notes that are present throughout the tasting.
The finish is very long and hot. The memory of the pleasure of the mouth is prolonged for many minutes.
90/100


Tomintoul: samples

Tomintoul

Prenzlow Portfolio collection 1966

Collection
Prenzlow Portfolio Collection
Age
40 years
Alcohol percentage
55,5 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Tomintoul 1966 jwww
Personal Comment
The first nose is quite discrete. After a while, some nice vanilla notes appear together with some fruity hints (not ripe peach). The mouth is immediately marked by the fruit. Relatively monotone, however. Pear alcohol, not very complex even if the whole remains on a very acceptable level. The percentage of alcohol does not hinder the tasting. The finish is relatively short, also dominated by fruits. Some regrets about this whisky: a lack of personality and presence. I had expected some more from such an old whisky.
84/100

Tomintoul

Platinum collection aged 37 years

Collection
Platinum Collection
Age
37 years
Alcohol percentage
52,8 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Dates
Distil: 1966 Bottling: 2003
Bottle
201 btls
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BT2006 0/100
Personal Comment

Tomintoul

2001, peated. Bourbon hogshead

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12010
Dates
Distil: 25/06/2001 Bottling: 01/2012
Bottle
298 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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82/100
Personal Comment

Color: White Wine
The nose is dominated by a relatively discrete peat, but this added to some peat smoke is pretty much the only thing one perceives on the nose. A nose for lovers of peat (and there are many ...)
A strange mixture of peat and citrus initially, and then move to a pretty chocolate notes always with this heady presence of peat. The cereal that gives the mouth a certain balance.
The final, relatively short stays in the register of peat and cereal
This whisky is good, but a little too monotonous with notes that are not my favorite. A lover of peat (even beginners) certainly will appreciate, especially because the same dominant peat is quite subtle.

82/100


Tomintoul

1968, Bourbon hoghshead

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
47,8 %
Bottler
Chester Whisky Company
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1968 Bottling: 2913
Bottle
165 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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86/100
Personal Comment
Color: light gold
At first glance, unpleasant notes fo yeast fortunately dissipate very quickly to make room for nice fruity notes (citrus, plums). After a few minutes, vegetal notes mingled with fruity notes take over, giving the nose a lovely freshness.
The first attack is fairly straightforward, but crumbles at once. This whisky gives the impression of being tired, having spent too much time in the barrel. A mixture of fresh (ephemeral) and woody bitterness gives some complexity but it seems to lack balance.
The finish is bitter and relative length.
86/100

Tomintoul: not in collection

Tomintoul

Peaty Tang Speyside Glenlivet

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
79/100
Tomintoul  Peaty Tang
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
App.: Bright golden
Nose: Very powerful; as expected there's lots of peat and smoke backed by a soft floral and honeyish note. Also a little terpentine and freshly grated sawdust.
Palate: The first impression is surprisingly soft and easy after this nose, flowerbeds in a scottish garden. The peat shows up at the second glance but now with a keen and mighty entrance. There's also oakwood and a beautiful balance between all that peat honey and wood. A clear medical and bitter but also herbal note (Fernet Branca) which goes stronger at the
Finish: Still smokin' and and very busy, lingering like a dying cigar butt, not very long but with a good accent on bitter herbs.
Conc.: Give this obviously rather young spirit a few more years in maybe a bourbon (not necessarily sherry) cask and there will be a great and very interesting whisky! A promising malt very worth a try.
79/100

Tomintoul

14 years old Speyside Glenlivet

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
86/100
tomintoul 14 years
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Real pale, bright straw.
Nose: Very full, sweet and appealing. There is much honey so intense and clear I have seldom experienced. Also there is caramel fudge, scottish tablets and softly perfumed notes like flower covered highland meadows in springtime. Not the smallest trace of smoke, spice, not to speak of peat or such. It is just plain clean honeycomb sweetness, very pleasant and not at all boring because of that very floral addition.
Taste: Again the first impression is perfect sweetness. Not soft and easy but sweet. And here on the palate the floral notes are getting more and more accented and mix beautifully with the mighty complex sweetness. But, like always in life and good whisky, this idyllic picture has a dark side: Little later coffee notes and few but clearly bitter herbal notes (unforesniffable in the nose) show up and lead toward the very round and rather long
Finish: Not unlike capuccino made with soy milk, sweetened with honey, for me very pleasant and fulfilling. To compare just visit your next organic coffee store.
Conc.: There are sure many honey-accented drams in the highlands but here is a roundness making it a very expressive malt.
Tasting date: November/3nd/2009
86/100

Tomintoul

Old Ballantruan Peated Malt Speyside Glenlivet

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
links & average quote
84/100
Tomintoul Old ballantruan
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Brass, darker gold.
Nose: Strong and very dry smoke, cigar ash, some rather biting but not disturbing note like terpentine. Freshly polished leather boots, backed by emerging softer floral and fruity (apple) notes.
Taste: Very firm, the 50% let their muscles play, but beside the strong peat-reek there's ginger, ready salted crisps, nuts (pecans) and candied lemon peel (Citronate).
Finish: After short there's a very enjoyable bitterness teasing the tastebuds for a while.
Conc.: Appears to be the great brother of Tomintoul "Peaty Tang" - Lacks the complexity of a great Islay-dram, but any peat freak will love this one.
Date: 9/16/2008
84/100

Tomintoul

33 years old

Age
33 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 85/100
Tomintoul 33
Personal Comment

Tomintoul

Ballantruan

Collection
The Cross Hill
Age
4 years
Alcohol percentage
60,7 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2005
Bottle
324 btls
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60/100
Tomintoul Ballantruan
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Nearly white. Spring water. Like new make spirit. The brightest whisky I ever seen.
Nose: Peat, peat and peat. And smoke. One can only guess how much ppm the malt had. Also a good amount of chemical notes, like an rag with detergent you cleaned an ashtrail with. Behind that peaty wall there is a soft but well marked citrus-fruitiness. With water a strange note of rusty metal can be detected.
Taste: Without water nearly not drinkable. Smoke, salt and salmiac licorice dissolved in industrial alcohol. With water there is very much salt (I won’t say sea salt since there are no maritime notes anyway), it’s more like cooking water for noodles combined with schnaps and burned porridge.
Finish: Short and spritty. There is again this strange but not unpleasant rusty metal note from the nose. A trace of cigarette smoke lingers for a longer while.
Conclusion: Hardcore peat. This dram can only be recommended to the really skilled peat lover. It is not unenjoyble but seems to be unready in a strange way. Not a trace of what I call complexity. Looks like new make and tastes like it. Not even recommended for aperitif. But quite an experience nevertheless.
Date: 7. March 2011
Price in Germany: 46 Euro (bought at Jack Wiebers Whisky Store in Berlin- Cross Hill – Kreuzberg...)
60/100

Tomintoul

43 years old

Collection
Hand written label
Age
43 years
Alcohol percentage
49,3 %
Bottler
Thosop
Cask
Bourbon
Cask number
single cask 5426
Dates
Distil: 14-07-1967 Bottling: 2010
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Forum 92/100
Tomintoul 43 Thosop
Personal Comment

Tomintoul

Old Train Line 1966

Collection
Old Train Line
Age
44 years
Alcohol percentage
49,1 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Dates
Distil: 1966 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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92/100
Personal Comment

Tomintoul

43 years old

Collection
Liquid Sun
Age
43 years
Alcohol percentage
49,8 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1967 Bottling: 2011
Bottle
209 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

Tomintoul

16 years old

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1993 Bottling: 2009
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78/100
Personal Comment

Tomintoul

Daily Dram Tomintoul 43 years

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
42,8 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Dates
Distil: 1967 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Tomintoul

1969-2012

Age
42 years
Alcohol percentage
44,3 %
Bottler
Kintra
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 26/02/1969 Bottling: 01/2-12
Bottle
67 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 90/100
Tomintoul Kintra
Personal Comment

Tomintoul

First Cask 1976

Collection
Exclusively for Direct Wines (Windsor) Limited
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
JohnMcDougall
Dates
Distil: 1976
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BT2015 85/100
Tomintoul first cask
Personal Comment
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