Tomintoul 21 Year

Single Malt

Tomintoul // Speyside, Scotland

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    1. aneel

      Tasted
      2.25
      2.25 out of 5 stars
      Oaky nose and finish. Green note in the middle
    2. WhaleDuck

      Tasted
      3.5
      3.5 out of 5 stars
    3. cascode

      Tasted
      3.0
      3.0 out of 5 stars
      Nose: Fresh-cut hay and grass, barley sugar, orchard fruits, mild soft citrus, a little vanilla. Initially the nose is crisp and tight but with time it develops an earthy, dusty note. There is a faint honey aroma, but it's earthy as well. After some time a fragrance is noticed that is like flowers that have almost decayed. Palate: Soft but very lightly spiced entry. There is a lot of barley sugar, some butterscotch and the flavour of both ripe and unripe fruits in the development. It's not a particularly complex palate but what is there is pleasant. It reminded me of lightly toasted muesli cereal with nuts and dried fruit. The texture is neutral. Finish: Medium/short. Slightly drying at first, then turning sweeter and tailing out to an aftertaste of breakfast cereal sprinkled with cocoa powder and a little sugar. Tomintoul is typically a very soft and approachable whisky ("the gentle dram" is their slogan) but this 21 year old expression has less of the attractive floral and fresh-fruit character that is found in their younger bottlings. There is greater cask influence here, but it's not the aroma of oak cask - it's more like sawdust and pencil shavings, and to be honest it's a bit dull. It's a whisky that takes a while to wake up but with repeated sips the character does eventually unfold and intensify. It remains, however, particularly shy and quiet. It's very easy drinking but curiously lacklustre. I had hoped the distillery character would be complimented by longer time in a cask, but if anything it feels more like it has passed its prime. To give it its due, it is very well crafted with no intrusive off-notes whatsoever. The 16 year old Tomintoul is, for my palate, the peak of the core range and I'd certainly be more willing to buy a bottle of it than this 21 year old, which at twice the price has very little to recommend it. Tasted from a 30ml sampler. "Above Average" : 3 stars.
      230.0 AUD per Bottle
    4. BDSpiritual1

      Tasted
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
      Definitely one of my favourites from this line! At its current price point, it is questionable.
      339.0 CAD per Bottle
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    6. stej324

      Tasted
      4.5
      4.5 out of 5 stars
    7. staceyumr

      Tasted
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    8. kh90

      Tasted
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    9. RVM

      Tasted
      3.0
      3.0 out of 5 stars
      Flavoursome but no real finish and a touch harsh. Vanilla and mild spice. Clean but no kapow moment which would be expected at this level.
    10. jdarzi

      Tasted
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
    11. RichardFresow

      Tasted
      3.0
      3.0 out of 5 stars
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