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03 Jul 2013

Tomintoul 1968 (Chester Whisky)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Tomintoul


Tomintoul 1968 Chester WhiskyTomintoul 45 yo 1968 (47,8%, Chester Whisky Co. 2012, bourbon hogshead, 165 btl.)

Nose: smooth, slightly shy and immediately fruity. Pineapple, banana, melon, juicy pear, papaya and tangerine. After this warm fruit compote, grassy notes and hay set in. Honey and vanilla as well. Grows leathery over time and slightly minty, slowly drying and taking away some of the fruity sparkle. Mouth: shy attack again, with a sourness and sappiness of oak alongside the fruits (now simpler: banana and oranges). Cardamom and liquorice. Getting a little thin in the end with faint mineral notes. Finish: medium long, juicy, with drying hints of strong fruit tea.

All these Tomintouls from the late 1960’s are easy to like, but they are on their last legs. This expression is on par with the others we’ve tried. Around € 220.

Score: 88/100

Tomintoul 1968 (Chester Whisky) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-07-03



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