Monday, March 17, 2014

Tomintoul 14

Tomintoul 14 Year Old 46%
Non-chill-filtered and no colouring added.

Colour: White Wine

Nose: Citrus initially, and some not-too-sweet vanilla. Then lots of fresh green apples. Later, quality grappa notes appear.

Palate: Really oily mouthfeel. It coats the palate as it rolls around. Smooth, almost sensual.
Strong grapefruit notes, pear, followed by a gentle maltiness.

Finish: A touch of fruitiness. Quite a long finish here, aided by that luscious oiliness.

I really like this whisky. I've had several drams of it over the last couple of weeks and have enjoyed it more each time. I really like the grappa notes on the nose and that thirst-quenching grapefruit, but really this malt, for me, is all about that palate-coating oiliness and mouthfeel. Fantastic. As a standard distillery bottling, it presents really well.

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