Single malt

Tomintoul 15 Years Old 2005 Amontillado Finish (55.8%, LOTG, Cask #19A, 251 Bottles, 2020)

Tomintoul 15 Years Old 2005 Amontillado Finish

Whisky Review

  • 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

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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.

Overall

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

Score 88/100

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