- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Silver screw cap with 'TG' on top
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 28 May 2011 10:59 am
2 × in wishlist
24 × member ratings
43 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 08-year-old
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.41 points
- The smell is considerably fuller and better than the taste. It changes something, sometimes very sweet and sugary, then more in balance.
Fruity and sweet, pear, peach, vanilla, some hay, some leather
Soft, sweet, very light pepper on the tongue. Vanilla, honey. Also a little sugary sweetness
Very slightly tingling, sweet, vanilla, honey, somewhat short.
- A rather funky looking bottle, and a fun way to start a whisky tasting sessions with friends.
Quite well on the nose, on the taste it was a bit flat with a very short finish.
- Not really an essential dram, sorry.
Wet cardboard, barley sugar, cattle feed (which is often barley-derived), grass, vanilla, pear and peach.
Rather thin, lacking power. The association cardboard remains and is accompanied by mold. Then it gets better with honeycomb, vanilla, a truckload of barley and yellow fruit.
Quite simple: pepper, barley, some honey and a faint hint of white grapes.
- Generellt quite ok despite the verk young nose and taste
- tasted with JJ
sample from Whiskybase
malty, citrus, pear!, vanilla, white grapes, cactus and peach
dusty, citrus, vanilla, some smoke, honey and grains
fudge, citrus and spices
- A decent Tomintoul (especially on the taste) from the past when 8 years old was used as a standard.
Light and sweet. Malty and grainy. Porridgy. Some caramel. Perfumy (like the bottle, haha). Even a whiff of smoke.
Big bodied. Quite round for a standard botteling of 43%. Honey and vanilla. Sweet fruit of melon and peaches. Lychees. Aslo some cough syrup and dusty notes.
Medium long. Sweetness again. Minty. Slightly spicy.
- A very well balanced whisky.
Nose not very complex, first some caramel and bit of spice and some very light sour tones like lemon, a bit further one hints of something darker like cacao. Maybe the age is showing, because after a few minutes I get the impression of a stuffy cellar. The nose is clearly reflected in the taste, again the caramel, little spice and something sour at the back of the tong, transforming to darker flavors, again like cacao, dark chocolate and spice, while all the time containing a sweetness. This whisky promisses what it delivers. Not overly complex, but plenty to discover and enjoy. Furthermore, it`s a very smooth whisky. Maybe due to the age it spend in the bottle (my guess is about 20 to 30 years), but an 8 year old whisky this smooth is something I haven`t come across in recent years. A very fun whisky to start of the evening.