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Overall rating
91.06/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Warehouse Diamonds
Vintage
1969
Bottled
2019
Calculated age
49 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 19039
Number of bottles
123
Strength
43.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2019 7:44 pm by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1431.00

33 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 1969 MoS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.06 points

  1. GIngi scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    After 20 minutes (allow to breathe!), The whisky unfolds all its aromas and becomes a true taste sensation. Incredibly complex and aromatic with an eternally long finish.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Crazy part, despite the missing notes, the nose is the hottest here, also the very intense fruit despite the age, wherever you fall. rather expected a bitter bomb, with a little more complexity he could have reached the top levels.
    • Nose
      What's up? A lot of petrol & nail polish in the nose for the first 5-8 minutes, more engaging than with the most blatant bourbons, but a bit smoother, after a bit of air there are pomegranates, Christmas stollen, bitter orange, Demerararum, dark honey, nougat, camphor, saffron , Marzipan, cinnamon, fresh plum juice, very round, after another 10 minutes the rest of the nail polish changes into juicy ham and roast with cranberries, oiled leather, cumin, a hint of laurel and licorice
    • Taste
      Super meaty, almost never had such intense, authentic plums and cherries, conifers, brown sugar, sweet liquorice, camphor, walnuts and chestnuts, saffron
    • Finish
      Not quite as long as you would expect from 50y, rather medium, plum now with a core, a little oak is added, licorice, herb honey

  3. Nerdofwhisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Fruity and spicy, fantastic nose :-))!! Best of 2019!!

  4. Tommy88 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Exceptional - beautiful nose, sweet and sour taste and finish (as already mentioned by others) - you can taste half a century, GREAT !!!

  5. Sherrytaste did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Fantastic old stuff - complex with so many different nuances - GREAT!!

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a really good bottling and a nice combination of sherry, herbs, sweetness and acidity. Not woody at all for the age. If you leave the price aside, the Tomintoul is certainly one of the top 3 whiskys in 2019 in terms of quality. I spontaneously wouldn't even know which would have been better. The issue price of 999 € (11/2019) unfortunately makes the thing unattractive again, too bad.
    • Nose
      94 94
      beautiful old sherry nose with intense sweet herbs, I could smell it forever. A hint of vanilla and light acidity. The age is immediately recognizable.
    • Taste
      92 92
      very cool and pleasantly sweet in the mouth, light acidity, subtle sherry, alcohol very well integrated.
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium-long finish for the age, sweetish herbs and vanilla, nice and sweet sour on the palate.

  7. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Things are going pretty well towards the end of the year: D
    My oldest single malt, which I have been able to enjoy so far.
    Unfortunately only 2cl since it is outside my budget.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. rampah scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Although I did like it, I wouldn't consider buying a bottle or another sample of it.

    1000€ (12.2019) is way overpriced, even by todays ridiculous standards. I also liked the Macallan (127101) and the Strahisla (131681) from this year/MoS more. And I even consider those two overpriced.

    But if you don't care about prices, this one again proofs, that the guys at MoS surely know what they are doing.

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    quite sour balsamic vinegar - nice, tasty, imho overrated
    the SherryNase has the dry old style of the 60s - but this is overlaid with an artificial note that I think is OK but not "great" - maybe that's just the Tomintoul character that I have never liked and after 50yo in the barrel not really anymore consider for that.

    will level itself well above 90 - simply because it is so expensive that many will not even be honest with themselves as a buyer of a sample. (I was invited)
    Well and such a deep red old bottle is also a great stock, especially when many green shirts push the score to 101 points;)

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