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1976 Tomintoul, Speyside, Single Malt Whisky, 40.0%

1976 Tomintoul, Speyside, Single Malt Whisky, 40.0%


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OTHER - Nose
Raisins in syrup,peach skin and just a hint of oak.
Very soft and gentle. The fruit comes through with a bit of grip form the oak. A little coconut too.
Gentle and warming.
A good example of integration. A dram in balance.

Rob Allanson - Whisky Magazine Issue 83 Nose
Apricot, soft peach, exotic fruits.
Light and soft, fruity and refreshing. Traces of marzipan and a hint of oak tannins.
Medium fruity and pleasant.
Holds up very well for a whisky a third of a century old.

Dominic Roskrow - Whisky Magazine Issue 83

The Producer

Tomintoul Distillery, Speyside

Tomintoul Distillery, Speyside

Tomintoul whisky distillery is a distillery that has spent most of its life focused primarily on providing whisky for use in blends; however in recent years its single malts have stepped into the limelight to a greater degree, and to an enthusiastic reception.

A fairly new distillery, founded in 1965, it eventually became a prominent part of the Whyte & Mackay blended whisky, and was owned by the company for several years, before eventually coming into the possession of the current owners, Angus Dundee Distillers in 2000.

The single malt whiskies have recently been very well-received: the Tomintoul 33yo won the Best Speyside Single Malt Whisky 21 Years and Over in the 2010 World Whiskies Awards. The distillery puts this success down to the work of master distiller Robert Fleming, whose ancestors have been involved in the creation of Speyside Glenlivet whisky for four generations.

The Region

Speyside Whisky

To some Speyside represents the jewel in whisky’s crown. Speyside is the home of legal whisky production and it’s best known examples. Around the world Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenrothes and Glenfarclas typify all that whisky, at it’s best has to offer. At it’s heart running from the Monadhliath mountains north to the sea, is the River Spey. It is the fastest flowing river in Britain, and also well known for its salmon fishing.

Speyside is the principal whisky-producing region: Speyside has within it some forty-six operating distilleries - over half the total number in the entire Scotland.

Speysides are essentially sweet whiskies. They have little peaty character They are typically highly perfumed, feminine and elegant.

The classical nature of Speyside’s malts means that a number of the finest malts are used almost exclusively for blending. It is the top Speysider’s that give good blends their ‘Top Dressing’. 

Malts such as Mortlach, Glen Elgin, Strathmill and Benrinnes are rarely found as distillery bottlings, however when individual casks are tracked down by independent bottlers such as our Own Selection Single Malt Whiskies the resultant whisky can be quite wonderful.

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