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A distillery that is going from strength to strength in our opinion, on this occasion we vatted three casks together in order to get a more diverse flavour profile.
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Peppermint creams, creamy toffee, tiramisu
Hard boiled toffee sweets, star anise
Gingerbread, wood shavings, cinnamon buns
Three barrels were blended together. If Cadenhead decided to release some 11 yo Tomintoul, there must be a reason; let’s try to find it… Colour: white wine. Nose: understood. Brioche, toasted cakes, sponge cake, lemon jelly, amaretti, peppermint, pine smoke, tobacco smoke. With water: some damp chalk or clay or plaster or fresh concrete. Mouth (neat): yeah, better have them fresh and vibrant. Earthy lemons, some kind of spicy fudge, a wee drop of tequila, perhaps a touch of celeriac and other earthy roots… With water: peppers and rooty herbal liqueurs. Some agave syrup in the background. Finish: medium, rather spicy. Limoncello and Ginger liqueur. A touch of green oak and Swiss cheese (!) in the aftertaste. Comments: not too sure about what came from the spirit and what came from the wood, but the whole worked out just fine. CAD should have a ‘Smart Batch’ series. This wee Tomintoul would have made for a proper member, even if it’s a tad loco at time.
Whiskyfun.com - Serge
Nose – Fresh, vibrant, mineral – cold lemon peel and hand soap. A little bit of crushed boiled sweet (sweet wax), quite floral. This would work (nose wise anyway) over a big chunk of ice.
Body – Lemon ice lollies then, a little lemon cream and royal icing. Very clean.
Finish – Long and zesty (funnily enough), sharp spirit and a gentle cask.