ABV: 40 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Nose: This is very sweet and juicy. At first there’s a thick layer of vanilla, honey and sweet liquorice sitting on top of sweet oranges, clementines, heather and cinnamon. Behind those sits a backdrop of fragrant oak. There’s also a tiny hint of dill somewhere in the far distance. It’s a rich and very welcoming nose with very accessible aromas.
Mouth: It starts out a bit mild but with a hefty dose of black liquorice, together with black coffee and malt. It’s filled with mild kitchen spices and the age is coming through as a dusty oakiness spreading out over the palate. It’s still very honey sweet and the oakiness keeps increasing in intensity. It’s somewhat astingent. The sweet juicy citrus fruits have taken a step back, but they are still present in the background.
Finish: It starts out uneventful and it just seems like it continues seemlessly. The fruitiness moves forward a bit and the oranges and clementines are now joined by some assorted tropical fruits. The sweetness still has a big roll, but it starts to tone down and move out towards the edges. The oakiness is there all the way from the beginning and it’s a very nice, dusty oakiness intertwined with the tropical fruits and some sweet liquorice. This is a good whisky which is a bit too watered down, yet produces some nice flavours.
Tomintoul is owned by Angus Dundee Distillers and is known as ”The Gentle Dram”. This is aged for 16 years in american white oak ex-bourbon barrels.