Whisky Review: Tomintoul 10 Years Old
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Tomintoul distillery
- Bottling: Angus Dundee Distillers
- ABV: 40%
- Cost: £29.83
What they say
LOCATED NEAR TO THE VILLAGE TOMINTOUL, THE HIGHEST VILLAGE IN THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND IN THE PRESTIGIOUS GLENLIVET ESTATE AT THE HEART OF THE SPEYSIDE REGION, LIES TOMINTOUL DISTILLERY.
Pure ingredients and the natural environment add to the smooth and mellow character of our award-winning Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, “the gentle dram”.
Tomintoul Aged 10 Years has been lovingly crafted from a selection of the finest bourbon casks, each aged for at least ten years.
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: Suggestions of citrus, toffee tones with a hint of raisins
- Palate: Clean, creamy – some sweetness balanced by gentle oaky spice
- Finish: Enduring, with sweetness followed by spice
- Colour: Gold
What I say
I purchased a 3cl sample from Master of Malt for £3.50 specifically to sample this entry level expression from the Tomintoul distillery. I was disappointed only in the fact that I should have really bought the full 70cl bottle as this is a corker of a speysider with smooth creamy delicate flavours, 3cl disappeared in no time at all.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Pale straw gold
- Nose: Butter, vanilla fudge, toffee and hints of dry hay and sweet latte coffee
- Taste: Light and delicate honey and malted barley, reminiscent of werther’s originals with a creamy caramel toffee flavour and mouth coating texture
- Finish: Short, a little vaporous and drying, leaves a little tingle around the mouth
This is a very smooth, sweet and pleasing Speyside single malt which is very enjoyable. It is mildly complex with lots of toffee and cereal flavours which are very complimentary making this a hugely easy drinker.
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