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- Bottling serie
- Third Release
- Stated Age
- 42 years old
- Number of bottles
- 42.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 01 Jun 2012 5:45 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 1969 Arc
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points
- 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.
- This bottle has finally rather well supported the age.
Very fragrant and still alive despite the respectable age. Beautiful scents of overcooked fruit, hot biscuits, spices; also some grassy notes that bring freshness.
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 ?.
Moderately long, notes of scented tea and spicy a little too infused.
- a beautiful malt, charming by its age. Interesting and easily drinkable profile. A little more complexity and it would have sent heavy!
Patissier, vanilla, shortbread biscuit, pastry cream, almonds
Fruity (coconut, apple)
mellow, fruity, spicy
long on spices
- This one is really an interesting dram, the longer you sit the moore you will find
Soft mature nose with coconut, pineapples,green apples, grapefruit, vanilla and a tiny bit of oak in the background
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
Medium long going from juicy fruits to drying off to sweet apples at the end
- 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.
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.
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!
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
- Tasting notes here:
- 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.
Mellow with a rich flavor at first nosing. Overripe fruits, papayas, apricots, honey and notes of concentrated black tea. An excellent nose.
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.
Medium long, dominated by tea aromas and white pepper with no unpleasant side notes coming up.