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Quick dram : Tomintoul 1969 3rd Release (Archives) – WhiskyBase

30 July 2014 Written by:

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.

Tomintoul 1969 Arc , 42.40 % , cask # 4266, € 159tom_1969

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.

Score: 90/100


  • sjoerd972 said:

    Compared to current prices, this stuff not only sounds delicious, but also ridiculously cheap!

  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael) said:

    well yea 😉 too bad it’s gone

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