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Overall rating
91.25/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
27.10.1966
Bottled
05.2007
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
41.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 May 2009 3:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 657.56

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Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 1966 McC

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.25 points

  1. Waykid scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A strange one, the nose was stunnung but the taste juts somehow lame and strangely waxy. Inconsistent nose-taste-profile.
    • Nose
      Caipirinha, melon, fresh green apple, sweet grape. Citrusy, fresh and sweet. Honeyed oak. An amazing maple syrup-citrus-oak with some time.
    • Taste
      Curiously lame, a thick and chalky mouthfeel. Honey, heather, banana,overripe nectarine. Bitter and savoury, quite pleasant but too mild. Mussely, oddly waxy and pleasantly citrusy.
    • Finish
      Honeyed, nice. Some kind of waxy off-note..

  2. Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tomintoul 1966/2007 (41.5%, MacKillop's Choice, sherry)
    Colour: gold. Nose: it’s a fresh and fruity old Tomintoul, with quite
    some vanilla, tea, ripe bananas, pineapples, tangerines and then more
    putty and marzipan, even a little pine sap. As often with these very old
    whiskies, there’s also some mint and touches of camphor and eucalyptus
    soon to arise, also a little varnish and wax polish (like in some oldish
    rums). Finally whiffs of green tea and a little shoe polish, let’s only
    hope this baby won’t be too dry and oaky on the palate… Mouth: a rather
    amazing punch at 40yo and 41% ABV, to the point where I’m wondering if
    the ABV wasn’t misprinted. Great fruitiness too (oranges, bananas,
    grapefruits) and a development on sweets, jellybeans and marshmallows –
    at 40yo! Quite a surprise. Too bad there’s also something slightly sour
    and stale at the same time in the background… Industrial white beer?
    Also a ‘funny’ fruitiness, hard to describe. Burnt fruits? Tamarind? A
    bit weird but not ‘bad’, just unusual. Finish: medium long, a little
    cooked. Fruitcake. Herbs in the aftertaste (thyme?) and something
    metallic. Comments: very nice nose and very nice attack on the palate
    but it all gets a little strange after that. SGP:551 - 80 points.

    Serge Valentin - Whiskyfunhttp://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejanuary11-2.html#240111

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