Tomintoul Whisky – Peaty Tang, No Age Statement, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tomintoul Whisky – Peaty Tang, No Age Statement, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 40% Alc/vol
This is the second of Dougie’s three tasting bottles. (see tastings on Linkwood Whisky and Caol Ila Whisky) Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland. Tomintoul Distillery is located in the Glenlivet Estate at Ballantruan.
Do visit Tomintoul’s website it is certainly full of information about the disitillery and its expressions.
Banffshire AB37 9AQ
Telephone: 01807 590 274
Fax: 01807 590 342
Owner, Angus Dundee Distillers Plc
Lets go and have a wee tasting.
Colour…Pale golden amber
Nose…Burning dung! add water and the lovely spices appear sweet.
Taste…Soooooo smooth, well rounded peat and peppery spices and a salty dryness, surprisingly not too heavy.
Finish…Medium, light spice and salt.
Nose…Farmyard aromas but with more than a tang of peat, but y ou cannot miss the farmyard.
Taste…Way out there with peat and liquorice, and a slight malty nuttiness,slight fragrance ever so light and delightful.
Finish…Medium, hate the phrase but it is Lip Smacking with a little tingle.
Now this was an enjoyable wee dram with a lot going on in the glass. This bottle is not readily available in your supermarkets but it should be no problem if you go online and it is less than £25 a bottle.
This is one that Jim just might keep in his cabinet, if you enjoy peaty/smoky Whiskies, then this one is for you.