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Tomintoul 14 Year Old

Gently does it.

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WReview by @Wierdo

2nd Apr 2018


Tomintoul 14 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Had a bottle of this for Christmas (at my request) which I have been drinking with my Brother in Law over the easter period.

Nose Quite Fruity. I get a peach note and some nail varnish. But that makes it sound unpleasant and its got quite a nice nose. So nail varnish, but not harsh.

Taste Very honeyed. With fruity and boiled sweet notes. Candied pears and heather

Finish Medium finish. Some heat and a salty note.

Overall This whisky calls itself 'the gentle dram'. I think it sees itself as the antithesis to all the peat monsters and sherry bombs on the market. It's not all that gentle though. It still has a bit going on. I'm not a sherry bomb fan if I'm honest so it's nice to find a Speysider that doesn't rely on a big sherry influence to carry the flavour.

This is the sort of whisky that would be good to share with a whisky novice bevause it doesn't have so much going on it would put them off. But it does have enough complexity in to it that it would keep a more experienced whisky drinker's interest.

Would I go out and buy a bottle? I wouldn't go out of my way to buy a bottle online but if I saw some in a shop I'd pick a bottle up.

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