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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Third Release
Vintage
06.1969
Bottled
03.2012
Stated Age
42 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Casknumber
4266
Number of bottles
60
Strength
42.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Jun 2012 5:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 133,71

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57 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 1969 Arc

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    A fruit bomb already in the start, vanilla, has not lost a certain juvenile liveliness, flower meadow. Pretty complex, but has something alcoholic on the palate. Then goes into a medium-long finish, which shows in addition to the fruits (including profane pear) and various spices. Speyside from the first second, but on the Methusalan age, I would never have come at the unprejudiced attempt.

  2. hartist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This bottle has finally rather well supported the age.
    • Nose
      Very fragrant and still alive despite the respectable age. Beautiful scents of overcooked fruit, hot biscuits, spices; also some grassy notes that bring freshness.
    • Taste
      Fairly light and moderately complex. A sought-after blend of fruity notes (tropical fruits including pineapple), citrus fruits (oranges and mandarins), spices (cinnamon, pepper, ginger) and some minty notes. Maybe a little too much wood though ?.
    • Finish
      Moderately long, notes of scented tea and spicy a little too infused.

  3. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a beautiful malt, charming by its age. Interesting and easily drinkable profile. A little more complexity and it would have sent heavy!
    • Nose
      Patissier, vanilla, shortbread biscuit, pastry cream, almonds
      Fruity (coconut, apple)
    • Taste
      mellow, fruity, spicy
    • Finish
      long on spices

  4. Thriest scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This one is really an interesting dram, the longer you sit the moore you will find
    • Nose
      Soft mature nose with coconut, pineapples,green apples, grapefruit, vanilla and a tiny bit of oak in the background
    • Taste
      Enters the mouth very smooth almost without taste. Then switching from nothing to heavy oak, then spices and after that a new turn to sweet juicy fruits
    • Finish
      Medium long going from juicy fruits to drying off to sweet apples at the end

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is a great, if not overly complex and light Tomintoul. Only 60
    bottled were released for around 160 EUR. It is also interesting to know that
    they have just launched their Fourth Release, consisting of the following: Macduff
    2000, Glen Ord 1997, Glen Scotia 1992, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Ardmore
    1992, Bunnahabhain 1990, Coal Ila 1982 and (drumrolls please!) a North British
    Single Grain from 1962, a full 50 years old, but less than 150 EUR.
    • Nose
      It is very tropical and juicy on the nose. Candies of pineapple, coconut
      and vanilla. Some melon, too, drenched in honey. Not as complex as the 1969
      from TWM, but nevertheless a stunning nose. A splash of furniture wax makes it
      soft and smooth. Mint takes care of a nice lift.
    • Taste
      It caresses the tongue gently (although it could do with a little more
      body) in an explosion of citrus fruit. Some malt and sappy oak. Pepper,
      cinnamon and ginger from the spice cabinet. Nice, nice, nice!
    • Finish
      In the medium long, drying finish, it suddenly shows a bitter oaky side.
      Not unexpected after 42 years, but too sharp to match that aforementioned
      Tomintoul.

  7. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes here:
    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2012/tomintoul/tomintoul-1969-archives/

  8. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good whisky and one of the best old Tomintouls. But I must say that I have tasted quite a few in the meantime and none of them was really outstanding, the 1966 Whisky Fair being probably the best.
    • Nose
      Mellow with a rich flavor at first nosing. Overripe fruits, papayas, apricots, honey and notes of concentrated black tea. An excellent nose.
    • Taste
      Mild, light and smooth with notes of honey, toffee, mangos and cereals. Some white pepper and tea as well. Very nice, clean and totally pleasant.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dominated by tea aromas and white pepper with no unpleasant side notes coming up.

  9. addyhd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Lafroy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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