Review: Tomintoul 33 year oldDecember 16th, 2009
I just realized that it’s been a few day since I posted up a review. Here’s a new one, launching in the U.S. in 2010.
Tomintoul, 33 year old, 43%, $290
Younger Tomintoul whiskies are fairly straight-forward, unassuming whiskies. Older expressions show more depth. What they all seem to have is a remarkable balance. Moreover, this whisky and its predecessor, the 27 year old, are surprisingly delicate and nimble for their age. This is an elegant whisky, with a toffee foundation, creamy vanilla, nougat, light summer fruits, a kiss of molasses and gentle spice (cinnamon, mocha). Soft finish. Very pleasing.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 89