This is an old Tomintoul sample I got with a purchase of a few bottles on WhiskyBase shop. They are really nice to pop in samples of their Archives bottling which are rather excellent , by the way, with most purchases, and that is Uber cool. I doubt I’d get to taste that fantastic dram otherwise, so thanks guys!
This lovely dram was distilled in June 1969 and bottled in March 2012, aged in an Ex-Bourbon cask for 42 years, yielding 60 bottles at 42.4 % abv.
Nose: Quite woody at first but a few minutes I the glass balances that out. Quite fruity and fragrant with exotics:papaya. Green melon. Dried mango chunks. Polished wood and varnish. Cucumber coconut and coriander. Very nice! I love that.
Palate: Lots of wet oak. Banana , peach and mint leaves. Tons of wood spice and crushed peppercorns.
Finish: Very dry. Wood varnish. Grapefruit. Coconut.
A tad woody for some I’d say, but I liked the woodiness and the exotic fruit which mix quite well together. A really tasty, complex and intriguing dram. I love it.