Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet 14 Year
Tomintoul // Speyside, Scotland
Tomintoul distillery is nestled in the Glenlivet estate in Speyside, high up in the highest of the Highlands. They air dry all of their barley, with no peat in their production. This whisky is non chill-filtered and it should be noted this is a higher strength version than its previous release.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"This is very spicy (cedar, cinnamon, clove) and floral. Some notes of golden apple and vanilla come through, but the spice is very stabby. It's funny this is labeled the "gentle dram" because, gotta tell ya, I'm not conjuring images of warm, fuzzy bunnies and meadow song while sipping this. Tastes kind of youthful for its 14 years."