Tomintoul 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.77/100
votes
118
Whiskybase ID
WB22001
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

€ 55.00

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Whisky reviews for Tomintoul 12-year-old

23 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.77 points.

  1. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Musty, somewhat fermented, wood, spices, grasses, a little mint, a little caramel, earth, in the background a little bit of wild berry jam
    • Taste
      Caramel, wild berry jam, lemon, wood, spices

  2. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Phew, no, had to grin internally when I imagine my tasting friend, who already hates wine finishes, would still try this one with age, concentrates a lot of what makes the finish problematic and just much too young material (and bad barrels) .
    • Nose
      Very tart, young nose, copper pennies, tart berries, something dusty, young malt, cheap red wine, artificial red apple, green too and lime from a tequila shot, later also grasses, a little pink grapefruit
    • Taste
      At first it reminds me of supermarket calvados, a lot of red apple, but also with the cheap aftertaste, vinegar, then young raspberries, currants, copper, blossom honey, pink grapefruit, a little malt, the grasses much later
    • Finish
      Then the very young max. 15 € Calvados, green apple more, metal, lime, short to medium length, grasses

  3. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      70 70

  6. 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.

  7. WhiskyBjorn83 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

  8. 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

  9. Wiz scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  13. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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

  14. Butz75 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  15. 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 !!!

  16. McGipi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      voluminous, oak, sweet, fruity
    • Taste
      spicy, oak, sweet
    • Finish
      medium length finish

  17. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  18. Fable scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  19. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  20. vb_bembel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  21. granella2003 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Soft with various soft and sweet tones of the port

    finish,

    the last 20 months on an exclusive

    port barrels having this gives a clear intensive flavor to the already soft Tomintoul whisky.

    The ten-year

    aging in american oak is nowadays fairly standard but this

    is the finish has become very important for the taste

    of Malt. The peppery aftertaste and sweet

    port tones are most evident after several wood tones

    and hints of dried fruit taking

    over in the mouth.

  22. drkrylov scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70

  23. drkrylov scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    No real complexity. 
    • Nose
      Light but tangy. A floral note combined to summer fruit. Strawberry, redcurrant. Cream-soda.
    • Taste
      Thick, almost syrupy. Very sweet. The same summer fruit notes as on the nose. Pomegranate juice.
    • Finish
      Dry, medium long.

  24. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasant whisky indeed
    • Nose
      Zesty and plummy. Strawberry jam.
    • Taste
      Vibrant, spicy and full of life. Rhubarb preserve and a bit of paprika and cinammon.
    • Finish
      Exceptionally sweet, jammy, long and spicy.

  25. Feusi scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Marzipan and raisins with a little sharpness in the nose, a sweet spicy drink with a medium finish. Poor price / performance ratio for me

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