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Tomintoul 08-year-old

Overall rating
82.41/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Silver screw cap with 'TG' on top
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
28 May 2011 10:59 am

Average value

€ 130,00

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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

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The smell is considerably fuller and better than the taste. It changes something, sometimes very sweet and sugary, then more in balance.
    • Nose
      Fruity and sweet, pear, peach, vanilla, some hay, some leather
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet, very light pepper on the tongue. Vanilla, honey. Also a little sugary sweetness
    • Finish
      Very slightly tingling, sweet, vanilla, honey, somewhat short.

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not really an essential dram, sorry.
    • Nose
      Wet cardboard, barley sugar, cattle feed (which is often barley-derived), grass, vanilla, pear and peach.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Quite simple: pepper, barley, some honey and a faint hint of white grapes.

  7. Sonett scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Generellt quite ok despite the verk young nose and taste
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    tasted with JJ

    sample from Whiskybase
    • Nose
      malty, citrus, pear!, vanilla, white grapes, cactus and peach
    • Taste
      dusty, citrus, vanilla, some smoke, honey and grains
    • Finish
      fudge, citrus and spices 

  9. MaltMartin scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A decent Tomintoul (especially on the taste) from the past when 8 years old was used as a standard.
    • Nose
      Light and sweet. Malty and grainy. Porridgy. Some caramel. Perfumy (like the bottle, haha). Even a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Sweetness again. Minty. Slightly spicy.

  10. TeunNL did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    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.

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