Tomintoul 2005

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
62.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Netherlands
Added on
15 Oct 2018 12:17 pm by CeesButs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72.08

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18 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 2005

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
      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.
    • Taste
      87 87
      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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      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.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Previous note writers have mentioned that this whisky is alcoholic. Sure, it has 62.7% ABV, but if you give such whiskies time in the glass and a substantial amount of water, the effect will decrease significantly.
    Then it leads to a whisky that is quite enjoyable if you like the bitter spice that the wood has given. It has plenty of fruit, and creamy and malty notes to enjoy. Yet it's by no means an easy dram. You have to know what you are doing.
    • Nose
      87 87
      After pouring: an almost mineral and closed kick of alcohol and oak, with vanilla, pencil shaving and yellow fruit. Let's give it 15 to 30 minutes and some drops of water...
      ... And that helps. The pencil shavings have made room for vanilla cream, coconut, wooden planks and spices from the oak. The malty side is (in combination with the vanilla) best displayed in the form of tea biscuit. The fruity character is a mix of distillate and maturation: pear drops, pineapple, melon and gooseberry. Fresh and semi-tropical. The interaction of the fruit and wood is belanced and creating a synergy. If you smell deeply, there is a nice mineral touch.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The attack is very powerful and coating. Drinking this plain doesn't seem very sensible. Even with water, there is quite a kick (especially on the tip of the tongue). When adding quite an amount of water, the oak comes to the fore, releasing some tannins. There are notes of grass, but still enough coating fruit to enjoy. It gets more tropical with pineapple, papaya and mango.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Rather long and salivating. There is some grip (tannin) from the oak, with spices like ginger powder, along with mint, tropical fruit and plenty of vanilla biscuit.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. RobIsrael scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very nice whisky, very high in alcohol but pretty soft whisky. I could drink it neat.
    The oak did dominate the spirit a little bit, but I still really loved this intense whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very big nose on vanilla, oak, ripe forrest fruits, honey and little bit of wax. Nice.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Again big on vanilla, oak, cereal with dried banana and nuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite nice, little bit alcohol burn, it is over 60% but not in a hot way, now I can feel the bourbon oak a little bit too much.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Powerful, fruity bourbon single cask. The nose is a little alcoholic, but the others is good.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bit alcoholic and floral. Waxy green apple, vanilla pudding, mojito.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful, oily and creamy. Sweet fruits, lemon sorbet, vanilla and ginger.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, fruity, spicy.

  6. Opeth83 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior


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