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24 Jul 2012

Tomintoul 1969 (Archives)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Tomintoul

We’ve seen quite a few Tomintoul releases from 1967, 1968 and 1969 lately. This one is from the Archives series.

 

Tomintoul 1969 ArchivesTomintoul 42 yo 1969 (42,4%, Archives 2012, bourbon cask #4266, 60 btl.)

Nose: smooth and fruity, though a bit restrained. Citrus, tangerine, melon, faint papaya. Light heather honey. A few flowery notes, like buttercups. Soft vanilla. A very enjoyable and mellow nose, although there’s some polished wood as well, as expected. Mouth: a bit light, showing the same mix of bright fruitiness (orange, grapefruit, tangerine, green banana) with mint and sappy oak that I find a bit too overpowering. Soft pepper and ginger. Slightly warmer towards the finish (cinnamon). Finish: a little dry, with citrus tea, some tannins and liquorice.

Good, smooth whisky with a great nose and a dry palate. Easy comparison with all the other 1960s Tomintoul works against it, I’m afraid. Around € 160.

Score: 88/100

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

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