This is a heavy guy, this single cask Tomintoul. Alcohol dominates from begin to the end (and not completely integrated), only the nose gets a little easier in time. The nose is also the most versatile part, where the body and especially the finish are very intense. The finish stays behind for causing an anaesthetized and dry mouth.
But overall this is a very pleasant whisky, the best Tomintoul I have tasted so far, and very interesting for sure, one that I will remember.
Ooh, a lot of alcohol at first. Accompanied by some citrus fruitiness and a mineral edge. Later on more floral notes, plants, organic. Very fresh nose. After the acohol slows down in the nose, more sweetness arrives, vanilla, caramel.
Very intense from scratch, a lot of alcohol, again with some citrus fruits and floral influences. Very fresh impression again. Unlike the nose, where alcohol slows down after some while, the body remains very alcohol driven, intense. Later on some sweetness as well, vanilla and honey.
Still very strong and intense, some peach now, and a pretty bitter note underneath. Pretty long finish, with some wood, ice cream sticks. Here the alcohol works at its 'best', giving an anaesthetizing and drying effect in the mouth. It remains intense.