Tomintoul 1972 MBa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 15
Stated Age
40 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 sep 2013 2:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 219.00

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Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 1972 MBa

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Long matured Tomintoul can be really good. Always good to drink a dram from your year of birth.
    • Nose
      Starts with a tropical cocktail of mango, pineapple and lychee. Tangerines as well. Later on hints of flowers and some lemon grassiness. Gentle oaky notes at the background. It's all very aromatic.
    • Taste
      Fresh wood intermingeld with orange zests, green banana and cardamom. Resinous notes followed by honey and fruit jams. A little metalic egde, which I noticed in other old Tomintoul expressions as well.
    • Finish
      Dry but quite long. Cinnamon and cloves. Liquorice. Well balanced whisky.

  2. eleiko5 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tomintoul 40 yo 1972
    (48,5%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon cask, 47 btl.)

    Nose: like most old Tomintouls, very subtle. Fresh lemony notes, waxed oak and hints of floral honey. Underneath are warm fruity notes, say whitecurrant and dried banana. Hints of buttercups and light mint. Very good but soft. Mouth: nice fruits at first. Melon, orange sweets, lime and quinces. Almond notes. Apple pastry. Sweeter than expected actually. Nice Mānuka honey. The oak slowly appears, but the amount of nutmeg and liquorice is well controlled. Soft herbal touches in the end. Finish: medium long, minty and spicy. Still lots of honeyed notes.

    This is a nice Tomintoul, a little fuller and sweeter than most of the other oldies. Highly drinkable – good selection. Around € 220.

    Score: 89/100




  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      Shiny gold

      The colleague here starts out very tropical. Lychee, mango and yellow kiwi. In addition, a dry scent that has something like dried leaves. Furthermore a bit of walnut. I'll leave it there ...
      With a little time in the glass, there is nice vanilla and a floral scent. Dried, candied ginger is a pleasant addition.

      The empty glass smells of grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Fresh, slightly metallic appearance. Then the vanilla and a grassy taste prevails. Hazelnut and dry waffle. The colleague tastes less fruity than the nose promised. The tropical fruit is now more in the background. There's an artificial note inside. Reminds me a bit of shower gel. But the dry ginger aroma prevails again nicely. Sour apple follows.
    • Finish
      Medium length. First tart and fresh, then a slight fruity sweetness. Becomes bitter at the end.

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, after so many years, this whisky stays very fresh and lively, and no trace of harsh bitterness at all. It delivers a top notch fruity whisky, that should deliver joy to any whisky lover.
    • Nose
      A genuine fruit bomb! It's both sweet and vibrant. Lychee, melon, kiwi, banana and citrus (lemon and tangerine). Then: vanilla, coconut shavings, honeyed cereals, fresh green grass, and polished oak. 
    • Taste
      Still very much on tropical fruit and tangerine, but with more oak influence: vanilla, coconut, cedar wood, sawdust. On the arrival, there is fresher fruit (lemon), grass, mint, and some warming spices. 
    • Finish
      Still a mix of tropical and citrus fruit, wood sap, coconut, malt, pepper and ginger.

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice fruits and later well (maybe a bit to much) spiced Tomintoul. Sample from MaltMartin.
    • Nose
      Fruity - tropical fruits, some cocos, waxy, tea and almond shavings. Lets define the fruits - pine apple, peaches, pomegranate, kiwi and melon. Later more creamy.
    • Taste
      Mature sweet, fruity - dragon fruit, some vanilla - custard, and thyme.
    • Finish
      Here comes the herbs and spices. Some fennel, cloves and basilicum.


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