24 Jul 2012
Tomintoul 1969 (Archives)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Tomintoul
We’ve seen quite a few Tomintoul releases from 1967, 1968 and 1969 lately. This one is from the Archives series.
Tomintoul 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.