- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Special Reserve
- Stated Age
- 33 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml 700 ml
- Added on
- 25 May 2010 10:46 am
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Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 33-year-old
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points
- Aromas not very pronounced but present: subtly vinous, airy. Vanilla awakens gradually and gradually takes the place. On the palate, spices develop slowly but surely (no incisive attack but a gradual rise), robust oak, great fullness. Touch creamy, almost pasty. Persistent wood in the finish: nice oak norte with coffee too. Enthusiasm 3/5
- BINDSAMPLE: YES, what can that be? So orange notes I now had both sherry and from Bourbon barrels - I'm quite at a loss. I guess 21y or more and 46% at least - I once had a barrel strong Garioch or Cardhu in the style - otherwise I would tap on GF - just does not like Sebbo, so I'm at a loss. He would be worth 120 € in any case
Orange with orange oil, cardboard box, sherry barrel wax, fine vibrant fruit vllt. also tartaric acid, some leather, now also lemon - the range of the fruity acidity is quite large - until it turns into honey sweetness, rather on the edge there is always oak and some vanilla, gives volume and depth but never comes to the fore
fresh and fruity with a lot of orange and mint - always the orange oil, ethereal, slightly sparkling oily, rather hidden very ripe apricots, peaches accompanied by a delicate bitterness as you will find in garden peaches on the finish, slightly waxy oily sherry, the peaches I find in every small sip again, very delicate - for me there is a hint of orange blossom on the palate while chewing,
floral (of the high-quality kind), spicy, by mint and orange oil very Pfeffrig, light milk chocolate, a little dry but nevertheless creamy
Expressive honey notes and lemon pledge. Some cardamon, white chocolate
and fig are there too, quite complex and leaning towards fragrant style
rather than oldie.
P- Citrus honey again, obvious fruit peels
with lots of wood shaves. Welcoming boiled herbs and woody characters
emerged, in "Tomintoul style" - gently.
F- Medium, smooth. Pepper spice, tart taste of grapefruits, hint of mint and oak lingers.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
It's age is clearly noticeable, the smell is nicely dense. Orange adds together with cinnamon and vanilla to a Christmas cake on a freshly polished oak board.
Complex, there are lots of fruity flavours, for 33yrs of age surprisingly few woody flavours. The oak comes to shine in the long lasting finish.
- Great value for money.
Fresh bread with butter and salad leaves. A picnic in a field of daisies.
Fresh, doughy bread with lashings of real butter.
Lemon marmalade, with bittersweet peel.
- ‘a feeling of calm and inner peace’
N: Im lucky to try this straight after the 14yo for a direct comparison. They are most identifiable as family members but immediately its apparent that this 33yo lacks the vibrancy of the 14yo. Both hold the same yeasty, malty, sweet, herbal banana characteristics but this 33yo is less defined and cocky due to the wood having had an extra 19 years of influence. Soft lemon and kiwi accompanies the sweeter but still relative fresh [mango/apricot/gooseberry/marmalade conserve and theres a saline note here hiding under some fine fluffy pancakes. Also on display are exotic sweet fruits - dried mango chunks, rose apples and dragon fruits, along with rose water and honey [often used to glaze and sweeten further Baclava]. And whilst we are near Turkey lets enjoy some pistachio turkish delight too with a touch of marshmallow. Highly enjoyable nose that rewards persistence.
T: Sweet, gentle, lemony, broad, woody salivating, relaxed mouthful. Some sherry wood indications later before revealing….
F: ..woody bubblegum, soft grain and soft fruits [pears, and Dragon fruits again] and [also gentle] toffee sugars. Orange oil and lychee at the death.
C: Something special here that often only comes with maturity. Its certainly not better than the 14yo, lacking in vibrancy and immediacy. What this expression offers in return for those extra years of maturation however is a feeling of calm and inner peace, and how many drinks offer that through taste and smell alone? I’m very impressed with Tomintoul - both the 14yo and the 33yo highly recommended.
Scores a B+