1 of only 194 bottles from cask no 4481
Tomintoul is famous for invariably being the first village to be cut off by snow in the UK and when this cask was distilled it was not available as a single. Having been owned by Whyte & Mackay for many years, it passed to Angus Dundee Ltd last year. This bottling is from a hogshead, and the colour is deep gold. The first impression is rich, sweet and fruity; appetizing, but elusive and difficult to describe; ‘tinned mandarin oranges, fresh plumbs and pears, toasted oatmeal' is the best we could do. Water bring up the key-note, however; Victoria sponge-cake (light, plain sponge, butter icing and home-made raspberry jam in the middle, dusted with icing sugar). The mouthfeel is smooth, the primary tastes sweet then bitter and the overall effect pleasant. A tea-time dram, with cherry cake.