Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet

Five Decades

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 136
Specifications
Brand: Tomintoul
Expression: Five Decades
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 136
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Tomintoul Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A whisky which, on the nose, could have done longer in the cask but I like the energy that has been captured. Vibrant and delicious.
Palate: And on the palate, this gives you soft summer fruits, cracked black pepper, balsamic vinegar (only the best) and oily goodness. It’s big and bold and I like that.
Finish: Spices are the dominant flavour, with no subtlety at all.
Comment: This is big and bold. Only for the brave.
8.6
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Very herbal, nettly and vegetal with pure Amontillado-esque sherry. Salty and edgy with a profusion of walnut, almond and pecan, dark honey and vanilla laced fruitcake.
Palate: Still very nutty but less herbal and funky than the nose with plenty of coffeed tannins, caramel, salt and dried treacle fruitcake. The alcohol adds a balance to the sweetness.
Finish: Intense, salty and nutty with the funky character returning.
Comment: A funky, herbal, sherry monster. Goes rather well with a cigar!
8.5
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