Friday’s Pick: A tale of two Tomintouls, Part IApril 11th, 2008
Two new limited-edition Tomintoul whiskies are going into distribution in the U.S. I posted my review of one of them below. I’ll post the other one next Friday. The Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, reviewed below, really surprised me with how mature and richly flavored it was for being only 12 years old.
Tomintoul, Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, 12 year old, 40%, $70
The subtle sherry adds an additional level of complexity when compared to the standard 10 year old and takes Tomintoul to a new level. Rich, creamy, and well balanced notes of toffee, vanilla fudge, toasted nuts, and elegant fruit. An incredibly delicious whisky for 12 years old.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 88