Tomintoul 15 Years Old 2005 Amontillado Finish
- ABV: 55.8%
- Age: 15 Years Old
- Bottling: Lady of the Glen, Amontillado Cask #19A finish, 251 Bottles
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £140
- Origin: Tomintoul distillery
- Vintage: 2005
What they say
Located within the stunning Glenlivet Estate; the Tomintoul Distillery produces a medium sweet, classic Speyside style distillate with a light, floral and malty character. Our release was matured in an ex-Bourbon cask, with a final 13-month finish in an Amontillado barrel from Josafer Tanoaria. Distilled on the 17th of May 2005 and bottled at cask strength on the 3rd of June 2020; this copper hued dram is a perfect choice for lovers of a sherry-influenced whisky.
Official tasting notes:
- On the Nose Deep and rich with notes of leather armchair, autumnal fruit, amaretto and brewing coffee.
- On the Palate Maraschino cherries and chocolate caramels with an orange bitters and honey character.
- Finish Apple sauce developing into orange peel with oak tannins and treacle toffee.
What I say
Distilled at Tomintoul in 2005 and matured in ex-bourbon for 13 years before spending over a year in an ex-Amontillado cask.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Orange rose gold (12/20), rounded med tears, slow,
- Nose: Raisin, orange peel, nutty, star anise, peanut brittle, leathery, sun-dried fruits
- Taste: Light bodied, quite silky on the palate, fruit and nut, hazelnut oil, honey, fruits, orange, grapefruit zest, touch of tropicality too, raisin, some baking spices, cherry brandy infused fruitcake.
- Finish: Long, sweet and spiced, dry, cinnamon and grated nutmeg, clove oil, red liqourice.
A much more delicate dram than the Dailuaine, more typically speyside and slightly more typically sherried here also. Leather and sun-dried fruits combine with plenty of orange zest and hazelnut
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