Tomintoul 43 yo 1967/2011 (49.8%, Liquid Sun, bourbon hogshead, 209 bottles) Colour: pale gold. Nose: this is both frankly fresher and grassier, which could be good or bad, we’ll wee while having our first sips. We aren’t much on cider or beer anymore, rather on broken branches, cut grass, fennel, fresh butter. It seems that the cask was much less active, hence the lighter colour – and the fresher nose. Let’s see… Mouth: exactly the same whisky as the Mo Or, even the extra-4% don’t change much. Oranges and grapefruits, melon, light honey… The tannicity is rather earthy and not really tea-ish, which I enjoy. But there is a little mint. Finish: long, clean, not too tannic, not drying. Some very nice oranges remaining. Comments: excellent. Like most old Tomintouls, it’s not immensely complex, but it’s full, fresh and most enjoyable. And hey, 43 years (is that it, S.?) SGP:651 - 88 points.