Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company (CWL)
Stated Age
45 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 mar 2013 2:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 339.00

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68 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Tomintoul 1968 CWL

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.77 points.

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    24 23 23 23 93

    Chic, delicate, very tasty whisky! Superb!
    The very case when I laid down so much in my heart that there are no words, only emotions !!!
    note - I think an important role in my appreciation is the fact that whisky was developing in a bottle, it was opened earlier, it was breathing and reached its peak of perception as expensive wine :)

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's nice but not so complicated for 45 years.
    • Nose
      Nice nose. Peach in syrup, plum, lemon, orange.
      Light toffee.
      Orange Blossom. White flower.
      Light green wood.
    • Taste
      In mouth soft and light. Slightly aqueous.
      Green banana, peach. Green apple.
      White flower.
    • Finish
      Final on sugar, white fruit, flower.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Really nice sipper this one.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Jammy, spicy with an earthy woody note is my first impression.
      Various fruit jams, and biscuit with a little peat and smoke, I can also smell burnt streaky beacon, faint but it is there, mmmmm.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Turkish delight and bubble gum with a big dose of spice and a blast of mint, very pleasant.

      There is some peat which seems to grow but the sherry is keeping it in check, it gets a little thinner mid palate which loses it a few points but overall it is still nice flavourwise.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Not the longest fades a little but still a nice sweet, peppery/spicy finish.

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Joa, the age is not really fair, the barrel was not too plump, but it is already a delicious whisky.
    • Nose
      Correct chalk notes, rather restrained in the nose, very light, pear, reminiscent of Togouchi, grasses, minerality, a little coconut, mango, a hint of old wood
    • Taste
      Pear, green apple, chalk, grass, some floral, apricot, vanilla, light honey, fresh rye bread, lavender, birch, moss, some aniseed and almonds, some coconut
    • Finish
      Drying, leather, marzipan, coconut, floral-grassy continues, more oak, medium-long

  5. Bona scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Blind, I would not have typed 45Y either in color or taste. The bourbon barrel was not too active. Otherwise, you get a rock-solid Highlander, who looks younger than he is. Absolutely round, but not spectacular. There is much younger that is more exciting. 89P
    • Nose
      Relatively restrained, bright fruits, apple, a touch of grapefruit, rather sweet and slightly old wood.
    • Taste
      Fruity start. Pineapple, apple, pear, tropical, pleasant spicy oak, flowers, vanilla. Not so woody, rather fruity and lively.
    • Finish
      medium long, round, tasty, slightly floral-grassy, ​​almost a little lowland style (bladnoch), not as much oak as expected.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 219 Euro in March, 2013.

    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 90.  My notes state an absolutely flawless and nicely balanced old style dram that is dangerously quaffable...

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cantaloupe melon, coconut, apricot, marzipan, mango, vanilla, pineapple and caramel. With water the oak starts playing a bigger role. Fantastic nose, 90+.
    • Taste
      Apricot, vanilla, kaki, leather, caramel, marzipan, coconut and pepper. With water more almond and a little caramel. Water gives it an acerb twist which isn't really an improvement.
    • Finish
      Kaki, leather, cocoa, marzipan, caramel, coconut and vanilla.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. eleiko5 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tomintoul 45 yo 1968 (47,8%, Chester Whisky Co. 2012, bourbon hogshead, 165 btl.)

    Nose: smooth, slightly shy and immediately fruity. Pineapple, banana, melon, juicy pear, papaya and tangerine. After this warm fruit compote, grassy notes and hay set in. Honey and vanilla as well. Grows leathery over time and slightly minty, slowly drying and taking away some of the fruity sparkle. Mouth: shy attack again, with a sourness and sappiness of oak alongside the fruits (now simpler: banana and oranges). Cardamom and liquorice. Getting a little thin in the end with faint mineral notes. Finish: medium long, juicy, with drying hints of strong fruit tea.

    All these Tomintouls from the late 1960’s are easy to like, but they are on their last legs. This expression is on par with the others we’ve tried. Around € 220.

    Score: 88/100




  10. Aetius scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The aftertaste leaves too soon, but that aside this is a very mellow and well-rounded dram. Its age shows, and makes this one of the smoothest whiskies I have ever met. Score: 22/25
    • Nose
      Massive oak and banana, with a great deal of honey thrown in. A very happy first meeting, underscored by some slight but interesting notes of grass, fruit and floral sweetness. Score: 24/25
    • Taste
      Toffee, honey and banana still dominates, but the oak is somewhat reduced, though still very much present. Score: 22/25
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is somewhat calmer, and less dominated by single flavours. Here's apple, citurs, fruit, honey, oak and general sweetness. Score: 21/25

  11. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great and complex Tomintoul, that can easily hold its
    own next to the magnificent Tomintoul 1969 from The Whiskyman. Around 220 EUR.
    • Nose
      Ooh, wonderfully sweet nose on all kinds of fruit. Overripe
      banana, juicy melon, Doyenné pear, dried pineapple, hints of gooseberries,
      plums and citrus. Perfectly balanced by notes of leather, heather, oak and
      dried grasses. After a few moments, it becomes even rounder when some marzipan
      and a truckload of vanilla arrive. A refreshing leaf of mint. A nose to entice
      the senses!
    • Taste
      The attack is quite soft (I would rather not call it
      weak), but I am willing to forgive this Tomintoul on the spot, for it is very
      tasteful. Banana and citrus first, then joined by oak that makes it mildly
      drying. From the herb cabinet, I remember ginger and liquorice, but also a bit
      of pepper.
    • Finish
      Only on the long and warm finish does the oak really
      put its foot down to leave the mouth completely dry at the end.

  12. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like these old Tomintoul whiskies from the late 1960 's with their caracteristic fresh, fruity, woody and lightly metalic notes.
    • Nose
      Typical old nose with comples notes. Fragrant and dusty. Some delicate wood with a slightly metalic edge (not to an annoying level though). Green apples and lemon. Also some hay.
    • Taste
      Quite clear and clean. Juicy nice oak. Pear, apples again and prunes. Vanilla. Might be little thin at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Woody.


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