Tomintoul 'With a peaty tang', 40%

Price: $45 Issue: Fall 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

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.