Tomintoul

1977, Vintage Sherry Cask

ABV 54.9%
REVIEWED Issue 114
Specifications
Brand: Tomintoul
Expression: 1977, Vintage Sherry Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 54.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Tomintoul Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Woody and dense at first, pencil shavings and sweet scented soap. Figs and cedar wood. Some Christmas spices and plum pudding.
Palate: There is a drying wood edge to this, olive oil, a little toasted coconut. Sherry has made its mark. A floral note emerges.
Finish: Short with a gentle sweetness and light grassiness.
Comment: A good post dinner dram for this time of year.
7.9
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Brandy snap biscuits, dried ginger, a little brown sugar and some moist hay all arrive at the same time. With water, a fresh fruity cherry note pops up too.
Palate: Initially quite dry, with a vermouth aromatic note, some salty olives and a Fino/Manzanilla sherry note. Water thins the whole mixture out, giving more of a dried flower, faded potpourri element.
Finish: Quite short, with an oaky residue and a sugary vanilla sweetness with it.
Comment: Fairly lightweight, with a couple of decent Tapas-influenced twists.
7.8
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