Tomintoul 21-year-old

Overall rating
83.48/100
votes
92
Whiskybase ID
WB22598
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 15 03 11 1 20:30 BB
Barcode
5021349701453
Added on
02 jun 2011 12:51 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 143.65

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92 × member ratings

164 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Tomintoul 21-year-old

20 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.48 points.

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A decent whisky without rough edges. Offers little additional impression beyond the 16 year old.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Spices, grassy, vanilla, malt, slowly becoming fruity with apple and citrus, anise
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very soft, light fruity, honey, oak, malt
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-length finish with peach, slightly bitter, oak and spices, the alcohol tingles a bit

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  3. LukeFive scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is super hot on this one. After while pleasant but not confident in its definition. Fruity and light. The taste is the best part. Yellow fruits and spice...a lot of spice , white pepper, jalapeno spiciness. Not bad finish , oaky almost plankish at the end though..cocoa dryness.

  4. Likudi scored this whisky 78 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not bad but unfortunately it's not deep and thin combo from this 21 yo + 40% whisky. 83/84.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral. Honey, caramel, green apple, black tea, nut and earth.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Thin but creamy. Vanilla, citruses, dark chocolate. Touch of fruits and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, spicy.

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2014]  Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 66,50 Euro in September, 2014.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state an absolutely flawless and nicely balanced dram that is easy to drink.  Given its profile I guess they added some older casks to the batch as well (that improve both the complexity and delicateness).  I really like it!

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Soft and floral fragrant with dusting powder. Fresh strawberry, thin honey and breezes of pine. Soft caramel and toffee. Palate:- Gently dressed with soft spice, thin honey black tea, light
    weight on palate. Lack depth as 21YO but velvet and pleasing.

    Finish:- Medium length, warming with tinge of sweet vanilla.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It's not that bad, but it's a bit of a pull on the goal, it's too neutral, a few percent of the extra alcohol would certainly help
    • Nose
      Full, fruity scent - butter pears, green apples, woody, a little spice
    • Taste
      At first taste vanilla sweet, creamy flavor - later bitter chocolate, oak tones, light cinnamon and citrus
    • Finish
      In the reverberation of nuts, malt and woodiness and light spice and salinity at the end - the reverberation is quite long

  10. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Butz75 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. fileosoph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  13. bull10298 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The introduction of a 21-year-old expression of Tomintoul fills a gap between
    the existing 16-year-old and 33-year-old variants, and also offers a different
    flavour profile. As Distillery Director Robert Fleming explains, ?Only those
    casks offering classic floral and fruity characteristics with a touch of spice
    have been selected for this bottling. The resulting richness of taste can only
    be achieved after the careful ageing of the finest malt spirit in choice oak
    casks for 21 patient years.? Ripe honeydew melons, pears, warm spices and
    barley-sugar on the nose, with a hint of new leather. Smooth and elegant.
    Medium-bodied, with a rich, spicy palate presence, plus toffee and malt notes.
    Quite lengthy in the finish; mildly mouth-drying, with cocoa powder. Spicy to
    the end.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=tomn

     

  14. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky from ex-bourbon barrels; although no mention is made of the barrels, the proportion of sherry casks should be very small, outstanding smell
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, green apple, caramel and vanilla, a hint of anise
    • Taste
      delicate and elegant, again apple, but in the taste rather red apple, some orange, caramel and some oak
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, surprisingly dry, short to medium long

  15. Roelv scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The nose is very nice but the taste disapoints a bit. would have been a lot better if it was bottled at higher strength , now tastes a bit thin
    • Nose
      Vanilla, lots of caramel/toffee, Floral, Honey, Hint of lemon
    • Taste
      Vanilla, Honey, Toffee, Rather thin texture. The noses promisses a lot but the taste doesn't deliver
    • Finish
      Floral, Toffee

  16. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice and drinkable whisky. Not top notch, but certainly not bad.
    • Nose
      Light and floral. Delicate, nice. Malty. Some light spices like cinnamon. Maybe some strawberry.
    • Taste
      Malty. Not that mature. Some oak notes though. Mellow. Light en watery.
    • Finish
      Mid long. More cinnamon.

  17. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This particular malt whisky that
    until the summer of 2011 has been introduced a beautiful flower-like soft and
    drank with several clear tasting herbs. A luxury version
    Speyside many rich malt flavors and a
    soft freshness that one has a 21 year old Malt expect.

  18. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting notes by Gavin D. Smith (Whisky-Pages.com)The
    introduction of a 21-year-old expression of Tomintoul fills a gap
    between the existing 16-year-old and 33-year-old variants, and also
    offers a different flavour profile. As Distillery Director Robert
    Fleming explains, "Only those casks offering classic floral and fruity
    characteristics with a touch of spice have been selected for this
    bottling. The resulting richness of taste can only be achieved after the
    careful ageing of the finest malt spirit in choice oak casks for 21
    patient years."
    Ripe honeydew melons, pears, warm spices and barley-sugar on the
    nose, with a hint of new leather. Smooth and elegant. Medium-bodied,
    with a rich, spicy palate presence, plus toffee and malt notes. Quite
    lengthy in the finish; mildly mouth-drying, with cocoa powder. Spicy to
    the end.

  19. cuhp did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Official Tasting Notes:
    Colour: Golden
    Nose: Soft and creamy with sweet toffee tones.
    Taste: Smooth gentle and toffee sweet with a hint of butterscotch.
    Finish: Creamy soft with some spicy tones

  20. Willie JJ scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Not that spectacular, but drinkable enough..
    • Nose
      Light, sweet, floral, orangey.
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily, barley notes, bit watery.
    • Finish
      Sugary and short.

  21. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Creamy and sweet with notes of vanilla, toffee apple, butterscotch and malt.
    • Taste
      Thick, mouth filling and very creamy, there are notes of toffee, vanilla, bourbon, raisins, rum spices and oak.
    • Finish
      A simple, medium-length finish with notes of rum and raisin ice-cream and malt.

  22. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A 21 year old from Tomintoul, and a relatively new addition to their

    line-up. This is very sweet and creamy and utterly delicious. It was

    released to replace the now discontinued 27 year old.

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