All in all a well tolerated, rather gentle malt, which has quite attractive potential with its characteristics, but will probably not be one of my favorites in this 10-year variant.
A positive surprise on the nose, no doubt. The tomintoul comes with 40%, but it throws aromas around properly. As soon as the light nail polish remover has evaporated through sufficient breathing time and resin and fresh oak wood emerge in its place, he blows a flower pot with hyacinths and heather around my nose at the same time. In addition to the floral impressions, there are ripe yellow pears and strawberries, also a little apple compote and mango, all combined in the fragrance of a freshly opened packet of Haribo Tropifrutti.
When tasting, the tomintoul lives up to its slogan as "The Gentle Dram", initially there is no alcoholic burning sensation, at most a slight tickling on the back of the palate. However, I can't shake off a slight disappointment or at least a surprise. The intensity and the bite indicated by the aroma when nosing are simply missing, but that is probably due to the 40%. A little bit of sweetness and oak bitterness and a certain spice are noticeable, somehow flowery I can think of as an association, moreover light coffee beans.
The short to medium length finish leaves mainly liquorice and a lot of bitter wood tones.