New Tomintoul 33 year old
This is just in from Lorne Mackillop of Angus Dundee Distillers:
We are launching in 2010 in the USA a new 33 Year Old expression at 43% alcohol, in a new package. It is already available in Europe. This whisky comes from casks that have been specially selected to ensure that the wood characteristics have not overpowered the naturally “gentle” whisky that is natural style of “Tomintoul”.
Availability will be quite limited, and it is expected to retail at around $290 per 750ml bottle.
The 27 Year Old “Tomintoul” will not be re-made.
Lorne is a master balancing a whisky’s flavors, so I don’t expect this whisky to be over-woody (or over-anything for that matter.) I’m looking forward to trying it. I liked the 27 year old, which this whisky is replacing.