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Tomintoul 2005 Sb

Overall rating
88.06/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB191085
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Finest Whisky Berlin
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
320
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4260653060707
Added on
05 Sep 2021 1:13 am by Beardsley
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 118.90

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36 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 2005 Sb

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2021] This is not a sherry monster...

    ...but one of the finest modern-style sherried drams I tasted this year. Absolutely flawless and perfectly balanced with the best flavours young sherry wine can offer this dram truly stands out among the many like-wise editions these times. But be warned again: If you search for easy-to-identify "flavour spikes" or a whisky which is suited for a social media hype - forget it. This is a fine dram for drinking (even dangerously because it is hard to stop), but nothing more.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers a flawless and impressive modern sherry profile which is one of the best I came across this year (even better than most of the modern sherry profiles Glenfarclas, including this year's Family Casks). All the fine aromas of young sherry wine are there but they do not overwhelm the malt, it is able to keep its head up high in this setting and this creates a fine and balanced nosing experience. But shy away if you look for powerful and "spikey" impressions, this is a delicate dram - not a sherry monstrosity.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is very delicate on a close-to-perfect mix of malt, wine and wood flavours. No, there are no dominating impressions but exactly this is what I like - a harmonious setting with many different flavours to explore which do not fight each other and rather join forces to create a very enjoyable taste. Usually I stop after the third dram when I rate a new whisky, but this time I grant myself two additional measures.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives warming and nicely coating on my palate without any distracting moments. The finish is long and displays more of the delicious winey notes as well as spicy woods and sweet barley sugars. Again, there is nothing what would impress any friends on Facebook (or the like) but a lot which impresses my taste buds. Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram, I like it best when neat.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like it because it's complex, elegant, well matured and all that at just 16 years old.
    Tomin great!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Heavy sweet honey aromas. which mingle with the tart scent of flowers and freshly squeezed sugar cane juice. Behind it comes meat broth from the copper kettle in a sunlit old half-timbered house - interesting, I had similar associations with Craigellachie 23.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Beeswax in liquid form and notes of old bottle flavor (where does it come from?), charming, subtle refill sherry fruit, it also becomes piquant with candied ginger, then again tart-sweet, later again oily-honey fruity - that's extremely varied and without being boring balanced and harmonious!
    • Finish
      89 89
      The delicate fruit compote aromas stick elegantly without becoming a trace bitter. At the very end there is elderflower and peach nectar. One could do much worse! :)

  3. voodoochile scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a very good whisky to enjoy. Complex and lots of things to discover
    • Nose
      The sherry is present but with a modern twist not the old setteled kind of sherry but rather sweet and similar to honey. A hint of oak behind the sweetness. It's very well made and i'd like to sniff at it for hours.
    • Taste
      Again very sweet and the honey stays just like in the nose. Red fruits coming through. Rather oily in texture.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity and sweet. It won't leave, it stays and stays.

  4. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (blind)
    • Nose
      Yellow fruity, creamy, exotic fruit basket, passion fruit, mango, peach, vanilla pudding, honey, nice ExBC nose, light citrus notes, followed by some dry oak, grain
    • Taste
      Honey and the exotic fruits have a peppery taste, then some herbal oak spice
    • Finish
      Still fruity with cream caramel

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Foudos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. KlLLSWlTCH scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. d1scostu scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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