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Tomintoul Peaty Tang

Overall rating
78.38/100
votes
339
Whiskybase ID
WB2155
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021349700098
Added on
24 may 2008 12:35 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 32.08

19 × in wishlist

339 × member ratings

692 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul Peaty Tang

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.38 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2017]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 30 Euro in March, 2015.  This batch was bottled on January 13th, 2015.[October, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 30 Euro in March, 2015.  This batch was bottled on January 13th, 2015.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85 both times.  My notes state a fresh and nicely balanced malty and peaty profile.  One of the best bargain NAS editions out there...

  2. Archer scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Phew, can you find something really good ...
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      70 70

  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, heather, flower meadow
    • Taste
      Smoke, Fruity, Nutty, Earthy
    • Finish
      Medium long with smoke

      Very harmonious and balanced for a young whisky.
      For smoke beginners a recommendation. Suitable for colliery.
      I like it.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Young, smoky, but without mistakes and therefore pleasant. No Islay smoke, more "fat" mainland peat.

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    What that?
    Tastes like boiled tang or medicine.
    If this would have been my first single malt scotch, I would never ever have tried a second one!
    The worst whisky I tried in my whole lifetime so far!

  6. Spoerkel scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Reminiscent of peaty water. Loveless drop.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Olives?
    • Taste
      74 74
      Aqueous.
    • Finish
      79 79
      OK, something sticks. But is that worth striving for?

  7. glenrob scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. tribe scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    It wasn't mine. Tasted like you had carved your jaw in the damp peat of a bog. Very mineral, wet soil, peat, tart, moss and malt
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      70 70

  9. ezioaudit scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

  10. JoshNRW scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Oh, a lot of unspectacular smoke, very sweet and sweetly mild, but unfortunately there is nothing that makes it clear, profile something like an Ardbeg 10, only much thinner.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Very, very thin, reminiscent of an Ardbeg 10, but also much thinner here. It's not bad and even tasty, but nothing to enjoy.
    • Finish
      80 80
      There is hardly any exit

  11. ezioaudit scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  12. SRB scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  13. Mr. D. scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  14. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Falnor scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Don't expect a great peated whisky, but for this price this is a good choice.
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  16. whiskyd scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      68 68

  17. HW74 scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    Got the whisky as a gift, an original 5cl sample. What can I say, I expected much more. If you smell from the bottle, you almost believe in a Laphroaig. The smoke evaporates very quickly in the glass and a reminder remains. Then comes a smell that I can hardly describe, somehow after fresh paint. A very young whisky, on which in my opinion the keg had too much influence, reminds me here again of the new Laphroaigs, unfortunately. I did not like it, maybe it was because of the sample. Bitter and very dry on the finish, there is nothing that I like.
    • Nose
      64 64
    • Taste
      62 62
    • Finish
      58 58

  18. RobIsrael scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    2015 bottle code
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  19. coldsun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting combination of tastes: peated, iodine at one hand and sweet, flower, malt at the other.

  20. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, floral and light peat, plus a little spice! In the mouth, it is very sweet, peat and also smoked, vanilla, fresh fruits and spices! It stays in the mouth. In the final, it's rather simple, but fresh, always peaty and fresh! A very good dram, very simple, lacking relief, structure, but which allows to associate this dram to a summer evening without restraint!

  21. SimpleSample scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    surprised ... drinkable and affordable
    • Nose
      smoke ... bright fruits ... light phenolic note ... maritime notes ...
    • Taste
      smoke directly with maritime note and a little bit of bitterness maybe a touch sweetness comes
    • Finish
      a bit dry ... medium ... but very clear

  22. Hvdree scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  23. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Really good!
    • Nose
      Log fire, smoked ham, cold ashes. It spreads out this smoky aroma. Like with good.
    • Taste
      In the taste comes out some fruit. Almost like compote, light and fruity.
    • Finish
      The smoke then takes a bit back, the barrel notes emerge. He is young and sparkling, light and aromatic.

  24. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  25. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  26. Helgo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  27. Arquebus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tastes
    and smells like walking down the path to the Laphroaig Distillery on Islay. A waft of fresh burning peat hits you, than  as you walk past an open door where the yeasty smells escape from the mash tuns with their bubbling frothy worts. These in turn mix with vapours from the still and the the quietly sleeping barrels in the number one warehouse. AAaahh! 

    TOM PT is really fresh sweet young  smokey spirit (almost new-makey), smooth and
    delicate and very different. There's also slight earthy barrel hinting of older whiskies perhaps (or refilled old barrels?). In my opinion fantastic value. (94 Murray pts - see also the Whisky Bible).

     The initial
    ‘distillery smells' drops off as the bottle empties and whisky’s flavour and
    smell flattens out. As a young whisky the journey of flavours is speeded up - no need to wait, sip and savour as with older whisky - where time and patience rewards and unlocks in the glass. This is fleeting stuff, blink and the moment will pass.

     I've heard that in ye olden times, before the watchful eye of the Scotch Whisky Association, there was no intentional hanging around (ageing): small oak barrels were the most convenient way of shipping the spirit to the customer - especially when the process was illicit.  Ageing (on the journey down to the big cities) was almost a bi-product... (although smaller barrels 'age' whisky more quickly, due to the higher wood to whisky ratio)

    So in my view one shouldn't dismiss young whisky, it's probably more traditional than 'aged' whisky. In fact peated whisky is often at its most vibrant when young - think Kilchoman, Octomore in many indie Islay bottlings... Peated whisky was traditional in the Highland and Speyside before the onset of coal fired stills....I recall this was one of the first of a tranche of  new, peated NAS whiskies that became cheaply and widely available in the UK supermarkets. Fair play - I say and 90pts from me

  28. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    First to the color: unfortunately, the available colors do not cover the entire spectrum. I had tasted this whisky as color "light amber with greenish edges".
    Hhhmmm, somehow leaves an ambiguous impression. Is neither fish nor meat.
    • Nose
      Light smoke, small notes of edible algae & lobster shells, slightly sooty, a hint of medicinal. Water makes the scent bitter. Will be called in this case: tablet tube, a little smoke, behind it green, immature fruits.
    • Taste
      Start somehow neutral, then get a bit bitter & smoky, before a speyside-like sweetness comes out. But somehow this mix does not know where to go ... in the end, a reference to a medicine cabinet. With water sweet and yet bitter, still smoky notes with green & yellow fruit.
    • Finish
      Adhesive Departure. Interplay between sweetness and smoke. Behind it an always present hint of medical bitterness. Water makes the finish much sweeter and more pleasant; the smoke evaporates.

  29. Andytka3 scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    N- To say it is peaty, rather called this is like a newly opened box of
    floral potpourri, cardboard, dried flower and plants, sweet malt with
    some heat. Quick dissipated into the air and left with pool of flinty,
    mineral liquid.

    P- Very soft, diluted honey water, green pine, peppery, a bit of smoky aniseed, rather grainy.

    F- Short, return of soft burn roots, dry wood.

     — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      65 65

  30. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Received it as a free gift and do not like it.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      65 65

  31. malthead-sven scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    He lacks a few years and percent, for smoke-beginner but a favorable recommendation
    • Nose
      first floral herbal notes, only then the slight smoke, hints of nuts and nougat, not very intrusive
    • Taste
      Not very strong and full in the beginning, but the smoke is to taste, fresh and malty
    • Finish
      For a smoky rather soft and discreet, leaves a pleasant taste on the palate and cheeks

  32. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  33. moviemaniac scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    A very young malt, matured in ex-bourbon casks with what seems like quite a bit of refill wood in the mix and designed to please the budget-oriented supermarket customer not overwhelming this clientele with too much alcohol or complexity of flavours. A generic, peaty, light-ish dram with a strange off-note (metallic and bitter) on the palate. Not one I will rush out to buy a full-sized bottle of, I’m afraid (Batch 14/02072 - 50ml miniature)

    Full notes: https://dokla.net/dailydram/2015/12/09/24-drams-till-christmas-tasting-9-tomintoul-peaty-tang-nas/

  34. bull10298 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A number of mainland distillers have developed a habit of producing batches of
    heavily-peated spirit in recent years, including the Speyside distillery of
    Tomintoul. Tomintoul first embarked on the peaty path with Old Ballantruan, and
    Peaty Tang follows on the heels of that release. It too carries no age statement
    and seems to incorporate a significant amount of quite youthful spirit. It
    offers a lively nose of peat reek, with floral background notes, malt and
    something close to carbolic soap. Characteristic Tomintoul softness and delicacy
    on the palate, malty and sweet, overlaid with a nutty, smoky coating. The finish
    is dry, smoky and comparatively short.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=tomn

     

  35. Archer scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      71 71

  36. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  37. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      71 71

  38. Tomh scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    A young whisky, some sour & malty, peat seems to miss some 'depth'. Tasted during NaT in Wijchen.

  39. Goethe did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It's not an Islay peat. It's a burned fruit peat coverd with some herbals. Interesting but simple (no distinctive recognizable direction).

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, wet heather, pale herbs, wild honey, roasted pears, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, vanilla, sweet gras, herbs.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Dry, herbs, fruity pepper.

  40. notesofmalt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tomintoul "With a peaty tang", original bottling, 40% alc.
    Extension: Bourbon barrels
    Region: Speyside, Scotland Nose: Mild to strong peat smoke, with earthy and slightly flowery heather, herbs and honey, nuts and some dry campfire. Harmonious. In the background is a very mild berry fruit. Palate: It looks fresh, you can find burned, coal and tar. Barley malt and rye bread croutons. But also a slight sweetness, maybe again the honey from the nose. Finish: Long and with a focus on peat smoke, fresh and ripe at the same time. A slight bitterness that comes from the peat rather than the wood. Conclusion: Again a fake Speysider, which shows very nice pages. Somewhat jumpy at some places and not knowing where he wants to go, but in the overall view commendable. 81/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 30 €) published on my facebook page: www.facebook.de/notesofwhisky

  41. Taita scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    More then Islay and Ardmore the peat in this whisky seems to be an additive to a speyside whisky. This limits the score.
    • Nose
      The peaty tang is there. Some speyside fruits too (apple, pear, melon)
    • Taste
      Sweet peat with some fruits, vanilla, nuts and herbs
    • Finish
      herbs, some pepper with peat on the background

  42. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant mixture of smoky and sweet. Overall, but not completely round: Neither fish, nor meat. The smoke is not really dominant, the Speyside sweetness fades too quickly.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke between the cold campfire and the hospital immediately makes me think of Islay and Laphroaig. Behind it, the brain thinks kelp, sea salt, nuts and some tree resin.
      After a short while, the nose is already much softer and sweeter: vanilla, malt, rueweed, summer meadow and some white fruit hide behind the island plagiarism.
    • Taste
      Sweet and tender in the mouth, the malt leaves after swallowing a warm mixture of pleasant campfire smoke, malt syrup, Nussigkeit and honey sauce. Here, the Speyside dominates quickly, the smoke is in favor of the sweetness in the background. Both, however, somehow cancel each other out.
    • Finish
      Mitellang with campfire smoke, honey, malt and vanilla. Some kelp in the background.

  43. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very clean and simple
    Tomintoul with a twist. You could say this is a nice introduction to peaty
    whisky, but I know a few others that can handle that introduction better.
    Thanks, Pat!
    • Nose
      Green nose, if you
      know what I mean. Loads of grain (just harvested), pine cones and wet earth. Heather
      too. A little fruit only, some sultanas perhaps. The longer you wait, the more
      it starts to smell like a mash.
    • Taste
      It is very light on
      the palate, almost watery. The mash evolves towards malted barley, almonds and
      some dried fruit. The peat takes care of a discrete and sweet, but pleasant
      smokiness. Vanilla. A mildly salty edge shines through midpalate.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium
      long and mildly smoky, but ends on a very sweet note.

  44. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. nathanyael scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  46. getz scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    The nose is full and pungent. There are notes of heather roots and wood smoke. A dark peat with notes of copper and pine oils with a touch of gentle sweetness from the barley malt. The palate is quite rich and powerful. There are notes of toasted oak with notes of pepper and the smoke thereof. Notes of toasty cereals and supple peat. A wistful ash note builds. The finish is long and hot with pepper and a leafy green note.

  47. getz scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Colour: Rich Gold
    Nose: Heathery smoke balanced with subtle floral tones.
    Taste: Gentle Peat reek flavours with hint of malty nuttiness.
    Finish: Lingering smoke & peat with touch of sweetness.

  48. Titi94 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by Master of Malt:

    Nose: Full and pungent. There are notes of heather roots and wood smoke. A dark peat with notes of copper and pine oils with a touch of gentle sweetness from the barley malt.Palate: Quite rich and powerful. There are notes of toasted oak with notes of pepper and the smoke thereof. Notes of toasty cereals and supple peat. A wistful ash note builds.Finish: Long and hot with pepper and a leafy green note.My comment: the peat is present but with the 40% vol, the finish is rather short. Very pleasant when you want to discover and to taste the peated whiskies.

  49. Angelos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion the best whisky when you start with peaty malts!!!
    • Nose
      Very pleasant notes of peat, bit vanilla, notes of heather and grass... quite mild
    • Taste
      peaty and mild... uncomplicated
    • Finish
      Quite long finish... peat remains and a bit wooden

  50. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Soft peated whisky from Speyside,

    a soft smoky whisky that stands out the flavor in

    Speyside region. The full tones of peat clearly present and the whisky

    is there is room for barley, smoke

    and full wood tones. This clear flavors are very present but

    dosed to taste and in our eyes (to)

    predominant. There are also hints of vanilla

    and light notes, the taste is not very long but hang is quickly stabilized-

  51. HunterRomario scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First siphoning: no raw smoke and peat is done, I search in my memory, this scent as if I already knew it, and after a while I'm clear, if I feel that way in Red Walker! I'm still verifying it by pouring the Walker fountain and it's really so. However, to add to Tomintoulu's sense of smell, it adds something more to the typical fragrance of this mud, and it has the smell of smoke, but it is nothing stunning, but nothing complicated, even copper and wet hay, malt.
    • Taste
      The most sophisticated would be to write that it is such a slurry of the Laphroaig stripper, without the weight and oiliness, and I was also sorry without the richness that I love so much. The taste is quite flat, but not bad. I would compare it to better blended, single malt would not even taste in the blind test.

  52. Junior scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Place: @Clan Maccurve
    • Nose

      medium peat, ripe fruit, vanilla
    • Taste

      spicy, some pine-wood notes, malty, some sour notes
    • Finish

      medium, nice peatiness, oaky and dry at the end

  53. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    What a revelation. Tomintoul 10yo is a very tame dram and the peated
    variant called Ballantruan has singularly failed to impress me in the
    past, but this stuff is lovely. And cheap! I must get in a wee stock
    of this.
    • Nose
      Very malty. Barley, draff and porridge all wrapped in a delicate smoke.
    • Taste
      Nothing delicate about this.
      There's a burst of malt and lemon followed by a thump of peat. Coal tar
      and lemon fizz; a surprisingly pleasant combo.
    • Finish
      Long sugary fizz. Very nice.

  54. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Spicy, sweet, smoky notes with bitter herbs. Definitely smoke and no peat, very pleasant to drink with a perfect price / performance ratio

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