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Tomintoul Peaty Tang

From Speyside, with smoke

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@PeatyZealotReview by @PeatyZealot

5th Dec 2014


Tomintoul Peaty Tang
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  • Finish
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After reading good things about it, I figured I couldnt go wrong grabbing it for only €26,- for a liter bottle(!)

Nose: almonds, resin, soft but present peatsmoke and sigarette ash, honey, eucalyptus forest, mint, buttercookies, lavender

Palate: clean and gentle arrival in a lightly oily/buttery mouthfeel. On the palate u get the nose with some more bitter vegetables, pine tree forest notes, chamomile tea, roasted hazelnuts, honey and some licorice. You'd almost forget that its peated but the smoke is very well intergrated leaving room for the other flavors to shine.

Finish: a nice warm glow with the vegetable peat, roasted nuts, caramelised pear and incense smoke.

This is a very nice whisky for a very nice price. It has a lot more going on than just the peat, which has a character of it's own too. In my opinion it beats all the budget Islay expressions from Ileach, Finlaggan, Smokehead etc in flavor, but it lacks the punch and power of the classic Island malts. If only this was bottled at 46% without filtration and no colouring, then it would be perfect :)

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BlueNote commented

Nice review @PeatyZealot. I would give this one a try at that price. Pity about the 40%ABV, but very nice, classic looking bottle.

9 years ago 0

Ol_Jas commented

I'd probably give it a try for a cheapie too, but I disagree about that bottle. Yuck.

I wonder if our collective tastes are more divergent on flavors or bottle designs? :)

9 years ago 0

BlueNote commented

@OlJas. The green bottle just reminded me of Ardbeg and Laphroaig, but bottom line: is the whisky good and good value for money. That's all that really counts. Bottle design is incidental. Cheers.

9 years ago 0

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