Tomintoul 1976 MoM

Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB31893
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Master of Malt (MoM)
Bottling serie
Hogmanay Dram
Vintage
08.10.1976
Bottled
12.1993
Stated Age
17 years old
Casknumber
7353
Number of bottles
150
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
for Members of the Malt Whisky Association
Added on
07 apr 2012 6:19 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 40.00

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Whisky reviews for Tomintoul 1976 MoM

One user has left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.33 points.

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/11/20/bottle-polishing-an-autumn-quartet-2021/

    After first contact with this oldie in 2020 [WLP+/-87], here’s my full bottle report.

    A formidable retailer MoM may be, but can I recall a single stellar bottling from them as independent bottlers? Tomintoul is a steady ship that has remained true to its course through decades of changing times, so expectations are realistic.

    N: As expected, this is delightful/regulation/no funny business whisky – Tomintoul through and through. Yet, if you told me this was 1970s, even 1960s G&M Balblair, I’d have bought that too. Profile-wise, we’ve a comforting/familiar soft squidgy floury- barley sweet > sour citrus chalky=bread flour soapiness [in a good ‘Lush’ way], as well as rosehip, camomile, and lime tea.

    T: Soft sweet-lemon citrus-to-sour > ‘wash-like’ chalk soap into an agreeable woody bitterness.

    F: Soft floury = chalky,…… sour – barley savoury-sweet chew,…. with more of all of the above. Same same throughout.

    C: Even if I was overly optimistic on first contact, this remains a rather ‘classic’ old skool refill Speysider.

    Score 84 points

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/letting-go-5-recuperation/

    Drats, a broken cork and I’m without a spare. I never thought to equip the camper with one. Perhaps there’s just enough cork holding onto the plastic cap, and if I wrap it up with tape when on the move. Do I have any tape? Of course not! I’ll have to buy a cheap bottle of wine in the morning and use the cork from that.

    N: Despite the cork logistics, the nose is – in the context of all that has happened in 2020 – dreamy, and a little creamy. Balblair-esque soft fluffy-bready-fruits talk of apples, pears, oranges and lemons [said the bells,…]. That said, the joy here lies within the sour & sweet flavour-centre cracks, as well as a little bitterness from the oak. Let’s hope the palate follows suit, and at 43% abv, it’s got a fair chance.

    T: Aah yes! Being pretty much what I remember from previous Tomintoul’s and a number of Glencadam’s too, we’ve fluffy soft fruits with a decidedly sour citrus touch and a mouthfeel to boot. It’s not long before deeper more bitter-sweet sugars join the fray as citrusy putty-ish caramelisation kicks in. This all culminates in a broad slick chew,…

    F: ,…. into a slightly peppery/fizzy liquorice-oaky waxy heat. Nothing remarkable nor problematic by the tail, the just the best has already been and gone. Adding water brings out even more of an even-handed Balblair-esque likeness.

    C: I’m going to enjoy this bottle. Let’s hear it for refills! With a full bottle report to follow in due course, score-wise, I reckon we are around the 87[+] ball-park mark.

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