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Tomintoul 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.78/100
votes
109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Portwood Finish - Limited Edition
Bottled
21.07.2010
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Port Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
21 07 10 3 13:46 BB
Barcode
5021349701491
Added on
22 May 2011 3:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55,33

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Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 12-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.78 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind Sample:

      Colour:
      Again ... bright, shiny gold

      Nose:
      The smell seems to me to be something youthful. Rust dust, cold steel. Then comes a beer-like note. Reminds me brutally of corona with a lime in the top of his neck inside. Dry wood. In addition fresh, green apple and Ahoi shower with artificial raspberry taste. In the background fresh grass, also honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet start. Correct sugary. But then subtly ginger. Very fresh. Apple Cider Vinegar. Bitter nut flavors. Then the honey comes back. Some peach and some citrus notes. Immature gooseberries. The second sip, more malt and pepper. When it comes to flavor, the Ahoibrause tends towards Waldmeister.
    • Finish
      Medium. First sweet, then neat bitterness. When that gives way, the honey comes back. Strangely, it ends up with raisins and chocolate.

  2. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    01-09-2017
    • Nose
      74 74
      fruit, floral
    • Taste
      76 76
      fruit, malt, honey
    • Finish
      75 75
      long with fruits and nuts

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nose: overall a sweet body with vanilla. The port cask gives an extra sweetness to it in the form of strawberry cream candies. Also some light caramel and milk chocolate notes. This together with a bit of a grainy / barley / malty notes.Taste: soft, creamy and honey sweet. More strawberries and a bit malty than in the nose. In the end some white pepper is lingering about. The malt notes seem to evolve a bit in slightly toasted bread?Finish: medium long, sweet with some drying wood notes.overall: The port casks does his thing well, giving it an extra dimension to the whisky
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Wiz scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Initial red wine with compote of berries, quite puffy and grapey.
    Pleasant buttery cream crackers come through gradually, follow by wood
    shaving with whiff of toffee. Roasted coffee bean. Refine soft aromas
    and complex.

    P- Creamy texture which is quite rare from Tomintoul, damp wood, red wine soaked red dates, prunes and deep sour plum.

    F- Medium, warming, intermediate strength with honey. Layer of spices in the middle, chocolate and juicy fruits.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    The port does not intrude, which is good, but the whisky is so easy an okayer standard.
    • Nose
      malty notes, slightly alcoholic, a subtle sweetness from the port, sweet and quite simple.
    • Taste
      Gummibärchensüße combined with some malt and relatively many bitter aromas.
    • Finish
      Rather tart, bitter almond, a luscious sweetness in the background.

  7. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  8. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A good all-rounder, with little corners and edges, balanced. A feast with some ice-cream
    • Nose
      From a distance a little vanilla and toffee, then malt, a little wood and citrus
    • Taste
      Sweet and toffee soft, it comes some dried fruit, wood and alcohol
    • Finish
      slightly woody, medium long, pleasant

  9. Butz75 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. BottleBox scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A very well balanced single malt. The partly bad reviews I can not quite understand.
    • Nose
      Bitter almond, oak, dry red berries, dark chocolate (85% cocoa content), too much roasted coffee
    • Taste
      Sweet, coconut, vanilla, oak and a light red wine note
    • Finish
      Very pleasant and rather long lasting. The Portfass comes through here most clearly. Great finish !!!

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