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Friday’s Pan: A tale of two Tomintouls, Part II

April 18th, 2008

This is the second of the two new limited release Tomintoul whiskies. I liked the Sherry Cask Finish 12 year old which I posted up here last Friday. This peaty one, however, tastes a little green. It is yet another example of younger whiskies lacking an age statement being released.  Expect a lot more of this over the next decade as all the spirit that the companies are cranking out becomes legal.

Tomintoul, “With a peaty tang”, 40%, $45
Youthful, and somewhat brooding for a Tomintoul. I can tell there’s some young whisky in here, as there’s a suggestion of new make spirit interwoven with notes of heather, ripe barley, raw peat and lingering smoke. I like the concept, but wish the young component (the peated part of this whisky?) was matured a bit longer.

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 72

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