This Tomintoul was released in 2017. A 21-year-old single malt from the Speyside distillery, which has been matured exclusively in ex-bourbon casks...
On the Nose
This smells earthy, like a dried vanilla pod. There are some herbal undertones, white pepper, malt, and butterscotch. Inoffensive, but not overly interesting.
On the palate
The vanilla persists, with some honeycomb and orange peel. The white pepper gives a spicey kick on the back of the throat, with a relatively long finish. You can really tell this liquid has sat in bourbon oak for 21 years. The oak notes are pronounced.
This is honestly a 'nice' dram. Nice, but not amazing. If I was offered a dram, I wouldn't hesitate to accept and enjoy it. But I don't think I'd part with £145 for this bottle, personally. There are some die-hard Tomintoul fans who rate this as their 'best scotch whiskies', so it is all subjective. This one just didn't blow me away personally.
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