Overall rating
Single Malt
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Mission Gold - Limited Release
Stated Age
48 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
150031 + 150032
Number of bottles
40.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
30 Nov 2015 11:21 am by Black Widow
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 716.61

19 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 1967 MM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.93 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This old tomintoul seems somehow out of round and absolutely unbalanced. The nose shows good beginnings with me here this strange slightly sprittige note something disturbs, tastes convinced me this malt also not 100% zig. Despite the high age, I miss the balance and an elegant character in this bottling.

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Light caramel rests in the glass, from a distance sweet vanilla and malty cereal notes are perceptible. Caramel and toffee come into their own, spritzig, apricots and mirabelle plumage are added. Creamy peach appears creamy, although unfortunately I do not get this sprightly, slightly sticky note out of my nose ... After a while, only vanilla, toffee, fresh sweetness and slightly malty cereals dominate. Meadow herbs and spicy oak tones are minimal, the nose noticeably gains in dynamics and complexity over time. Mandarins rose, with sweet sugar added.
    • Taste
      Mellow and creamy the Tomintoul flows over the tongue. Decent harsh wood tones and minimally roasted cereal grains stick to the palate, a little reminds me the mouth feeling of freshly cut wood and a few drops of wood stain. A slightly smoky note dissolves from malted grain, dark caramel and dried yellow fruits exude in combination with spicy wood tones a harsh aroma. I imagine tasting some bittersweet chocolate, as well as minimal cold espresso ...
    • Finish
      The spicy aromas on the palate are creamy-mild, yet voluminous and sombre, with slightly smoky notes of toasted cereals and tart wood tones. Creamy remnants of malt candy or breast cells float in the saliva, the aftertaste fades relatively quickly.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Let’s finish with a rare vintage from Murray McDavid’s ‘Mission Gold’ series, alternatively coined [so aptly by DJ], as being part of the ‘intensive care range’.
    Given the abv was slipping away, as tempting as it must have been for Murray McDavid to hang on for another two years, for the whisky’s sake, there’s been no harm in bottling this now.
    N: From two refill casks with a 6 month finish in first-fill bourbon, this grand oldie starts fruity with soft-spongey [Irish] mash and sweet mash potato. Those dry floral almost tropical dry fruits are the loveliest.
    T: Overripe fruit and sugars. Soft-sharp throughout - some water sorts that out significantly yet not surely.
    F: Bourbon sweet with a soft, wood dryness. I’m pleased to stay it’s never chalky, something that i’ve found residing in much of the standard Tomintoul range.
    C: It’s not a perfect masterpiece but one can't deny the form and pedigree with a thoughtful/softly softly presentation that includes an extremely complimentary finish. It must be frustrating for the Tomintoul distillery team to see yet another independent bottler [Daily Dram; Dewar Rattray; Blackadder; Edition Spirits; Hunter Hamilton; Jack Wiebers; Liquid Sun; Samaroli; Sansibar,….], trump their oldest released whisky to date WB [by eight years] - and then there’s the price! This is priced very reasonably at £338. I wonder how much it would have been as a 50yo?

    Scores a B


  3. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Thick, rich toffee, vanilla bean and a good helping of charred oak.
    Palate: More smoke develops, now with sweeter hints of orange oil (and yet more toffee) at its side.
    Finish: Final wafts of fragrant smoke last.

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very delicate, and definitely Speyside. An elegant dram with a
    pleasant mouthfeel. Very well-balanced and an excellent example of
    perfect integration. This Tomintoul holds up very well for a whisky
    almost a half of a century old. Murray McDavid is back!

    I thank the German importer Whiskymax for the sample!

    • Nose
      Soft and gentle on the nose with lingering toffee and plenty of vanilla.
      Traces of floral notes emerge with a slightly perfume-like touch.
      There's a hint of coconut and salty butter, complemented by sweet
      vanilla cream and a touch of oak spice, cinnamon and cardamon. Very
      delicate and satisfying.
    • Taste
      A voluminous start on the palate. Luscious oranges come through with
      delicate toffee and lots of lingering and creamy vanilla. This is
      followed by a bit of grip form the oak, cinnamon and a whiff of smoke.
      Delicious and well-balanced!
    • Finish
      A medium long, fruity and warm finish. Deliciously sweet oranges and
      sticky blossom honey stay on the tongue for quite a while, complemented
      by a touch of burnt oak and smoke on the tail.

      WITH WATER: There's
      more vanilla cream and toffee on the nose while the other flavours do
      not change significantly. Besides luscious oranges and soft vanilla, the
      spiciness increases with oak, cinnamon and black pepper on the palate.
      Very warm indeed. The finish is a bit longer and warming, with some
      prickling oak spice and sticky sweet oranges of the tongue. Very

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Numwierum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Despite the age, a very harmonious whisky, with clear caramel and toffee notes ... I could smell like that for hours.

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The takes exactly half of a turn, unfortunately, a turn down, nose still seemed like 92P, start even, then comes an absolute bitter edge, which works against the rest and the finish is not better and quite short for the age at least ....
    • Nose
      Class Bourbon nose, pineapple, kiwi, papaya, unripe banana, vanilla, marzipan, almonds, light herbal honey with lavender and rosemary, ginger, young leather, slightly moist grasses, toffee, coconut, vanilla
    • Taste
      Here very similar, pineapple, papaya, lemon grass, a lot of malt but, significantly more than in the nose, hui and bitter tannins are added, anise, ginger, bitter-sour grapefruit, grasses, leather, lavender, almonds
    • Finish
      Medium long, grapefruit skin, some herbal honey, tannins, malt, ginger, anise

  8. asmazda scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A really unique experience!  Not sure because it is 40% or the delicateness of the flavors but I can drink this stuff like water all day long. :-(
    • Nose
      The nose is soft and delicate.  I get overripe apples and pears, herbal teas (various flowery kinds), and a good dose of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Much bolder than the nose, but nearly five decades has made it uniquely refined.  Overripe apples again, "Constant Comment" tea, soft oak, vanilla again, little smoke. 
    • Finish
      Shorter than I was expecting or am I being tricked by how delicate this is?  Anyway, more "Constant Comment" tea but sweeter than the mouth.  Once in a while I get a little smoke.

  9. GüsälKarri scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    in a nutshell: Mr.Sandwich just hammerd it.

    rich coffee, toffee, vanilla, orange oil and a hint of floral notes. Not a firework with tons of different flavours, but everything is just perfect and stays the same through nose, taste and finish.

    This whisky dwarfes every distillery bottling from Tomintoul you have ever tried. But it is also different.If there would have been not so much angel share due to the age of the whisky, it would be THE best whisky I have ever tasted. The finish is just a little to short for this exceptional flavour. You crave for more of these outstanding flavours.  But still one of the smoothest and most pleasant whiskies have ever enjoyed. I am in heaven. 
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81


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