16 Nov 2012
Tomintoul 1968 (Whisky-Fässle)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Tomintoul
By now you must have noticed the wave of 1967 / 1968 / 1969 Tomintoul that we saw from several bottlers. Recently Whisky-Fässle had this 1968 expression, and there’s a 1967 in the latest series by The Whisky Agency as well.
Tomintoul 44 yo 1968 (45,5%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon hogshead)
Nose: fruity, with both tropical notes and orchard fruits. Juicy pears and white peaches, banana, pineapple, a little passion fruit. Hints of leather and soft sourish oak. Some mint. Mouth: nicely fruity again, with some vanilla sweetness. Still not a warm fruitiness, but lighter, slightly unripe fruits with “green” hints. Grapefruit, unripe banana, orange peel. Malty notes too. Mint and liquorice in the end. Finish: medium long, drier. Fruit tea and mint.
Elegant and fruity with a balanced dose of oak. On par with the other late 1960’s Tomintoul. Around € 210, available from Whisky-Fässle of course.