‘Old school’ spirit led and refill cask influence, quite green and tropical with some metallic notes present still after 25 years, speaks volumes about Tomintoul’s spirit with a hint of tropicality thanks to its age.
Tomintoul 15 Years Old 2005 Amontillado Finish Whisky Review: 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. 88/100
Slightly unusual this one, not as sweet and jammy as I was hoping. There was a slightly chalky and salty note in here that I couldn’t shake off the association with shellfish meat (albeit nice and sweet). The port finishing was a little light for my liking and had introduced, or was masking a slightly unusual flavour profile of zesty spice and brine. 81/100
Old Ballantruan ‘The Peated Malt’ ~ 50% (Angus Dundee Distillers) Peated Speyside single malt scotch whisky 50% ABV, £36.95 Score: 83/100 What they say: “Old Ballantruan” owes its name to an exceptional […]
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. 70/100