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Overall rating
91.67/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB18039
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
Vintage
1966
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / Rum Finish
Number of bottles
201
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2010 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 551.25

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Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 1966 DL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.67 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Pungency! Must be the rum cask. Also a lot of metallic components here, with a fair amount of Laphroaig-like fruity phenolic peat, but there's always an underlying pungency or funkiness there. Grapefruits. Very interesting. Almost 94 points in the nose.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Holy smokes. Burst in your mouth. Terrific entry. Oily, vibrant, pungent, phenolic, with some honeyed sweetness. Agave sugar. Truth be told, there is a bit of the modern Springbank bourbon cask funkiness here also but this is more complex. The myriad of flavors do a little dance on your tongue, it seems like.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Somewhat thin consistency, and ends almost abruptly, despite the lingering metals and diesel. Slight bitterness in the end, with grapefruits and lemon peels. Overall score is 92.5 points. Better than 92 but not quite a 93. Duh.

  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A great, bright, rich drink.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Warm tropical fruits. Green apple and celery. Spices. Carnation.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is sweet, black pepper. Spicy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The aftertaste is like after tequila.

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky, quite diverse and deep, but this is not a riot of colors, not fireworks, no, this is a sophisticated and finely crafted balance of derivatives, a complex composition, ideal for a calm, thoughtful tasting, leisurely enjoyment of shades and midtones.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, spicy woody notes framed by floral and lacquer shades, very delicate, well-calibrated, raisins, homemade apple marshmallows, chocolate, cappuccino, fried nuts, shortbread cookies with jam, strong lacquer tones again, salty grape leaves, Koh-i pencils -Nor.
    • Taste
      Thick, saturated, oak, furniture lacquer, sweet creamy notes - fondant, boiled condensed milk, floral and berry tones, raisins, astringency of young bark, dried grapes, leather goods, tobacco - the perfect balance between lacquer-wood, dry and floral-fruity, sweet beginnings.
    • Finish
      Light, airy, oak, caramel, floral and creamy shades, tobacco, raisins.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Tomintoul 37 yo 1966/2003 (52.8%, DL Platinum, 201 bottles) An intriguing malt, as we wonder why they decided to do such a finishing on a 37 yo malt. The colour is surprisingly pale, and at first nosing, we get a lot of peat. Much more peat than from any old Ardbeg from the same vintage, I should say! We even wonder if this is a Tomintoul, actually… A lot of cooked apple as well, a little sour… Really in the Ardbeg style – and a great Ardbeg, moreover. The palate is in the same vein. Heavy peat, smoke, and cooked apple, with an extremely long finish. Holy sugar! Who would have guessed Tomintoul could match Ardbeg? And frankly, it couldn’t have been the rum, could it? Anyway, this expression must have been an experiment they did in the sixties… A tremendously great experiment, deserving some high ratings. SV: 93 points, OH: 93 points. From Serge of WhiskyFun

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