It seems old casks of Tomintoul are more accessible to independent bottlers than younger Tomintoul these days. We’ve tried some 1960’s casks before but this was distilled in August 1992 and bottled in 2008 by Norse Cask Selection, a side project of Danish bottler Qualityworld.
Tomintoul 15 yo 1992 (55,5%, Norse Cask Selection 2008, hogshead CS059, 227 btl.)
Nose: malty with fresh oak and citrus. Apples and pears. Light Speyside style. Soft floral notes and some hay. A little wax maybe.
Mouth: there’s the same sweet maltiness with orchard fruits and vanilla, but it’s now slightly harsher. Liquorice and a salty tang. Some bitterish herbal notes as well.
Finish: long, half fruity, half bitter.
This Tomintoul starts gentle and slightly boring, but takes off on the palate and bursts into different directions. A bit of Speyside anarchy, quite entertaining even tough it’s not entirely succeeded. Sold out. Thanks Bert.