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Overall rating
89.35/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Taste Still (TS)
Bottling serie
The Day of Pearly Spencer
Vintage
23.02.1973
Bottled
01.12.2012
Stated Age
39 years old
Casknumber
1486
Strength
46.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Aug 2014 1:57 pm by Ikkakumon
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 226,00

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64 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 1973 TS

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.35 points

  1. GJR scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Creamy mouthfeel, on candied fruits and icing sugar with a few bubble gum notes

    Its quite light in one respect but there is a nice sherbet fizz about it.

    For such an old whisky this is surprisingly fresh.

    I wonder if some of the more recent unnamed 1973 Speyside offerings are also Tomintoul because this has some similarities. 
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Sandman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a fruit bomb with little wood influences for her age. Sample received from a colleague, thank you for that.
    • Nose
      Pineapple, banana, pear, peach, melon, lemon, orange blossom, grapefruit, lime, caramel, raisins, plums, apricot, werther's orginal, hint of cinnamon and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Melon, kiwi, unripe banana, pineapple, peach lemon, apricot, dates, grapefruit, vanilla, cappuccino, touch of leather, honey, sawdust and almonds.
    • Finish
      Long, fresh tropical fruit, wood sawdust, apricot, lime, lemon, raisins, leather, honey and caramel.

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A very good dram, very enjoyable and relaxed.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. mer1973 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Tropical fruit. Freshly cut tree.... which is rather remarkable. Marzipan en vanilla marshmallows. This is a rather odd nose for such an old whisky. Smells like fresh casks.

    Taste:
    Very sweet and again tropical fruit. kiwi. Some vanilla and those marshmallows again. I don't know if I'm really fond of it. There is a whisper of mint in there. Then the oakiness comes forward.

    Body: thick and creamy

    Finish: long. again those tropic fruits. And banana. And some confectionery. Then there pops up more wood.

    Price: Well I would pay max €200,- for this

    Presentation: Don't know this was a sample.

    Comments:
    A rather odd whisky. It smells and taste like fresh wood casks. For the rest it is a good whisky, but just not really my liking. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I do not say that because my wife was born that year, but nondidju there are good things that were done in 1973, anyway !! This whisky has exactly the fruit that I particularly like: no acidity, no bitterness. It has nothing to envy to Tomatin or Benriach 1976. The only two caveats that prevent me from sticking a 92 are that it tends to fade too quickly, and its final a bit too short.
    • Nose
      "Rhoo, that's super fruity, that!" is what came out of my mouth the first time I plunged nostrils into this whisky. Ripe apricot, peach, yellow plum. After aeration, orange blossom appears. Wooouuuu, I would smell this kind of scents for hours!
    • Taste
      Fruit syrup flows in the mouth. Always apricot in mind, flanked by orange, grape-raspberry, and acacia honey. Of great finesse, it flows alone.
    • Finish
      Short. A handful of sweet spices, while the fruits go out. A delicate woodland tip the tip of the nose. Myosotis pollen rises up in the nose.

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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