The nose is quite rich, with honey drizzled tropical fruits,fresh cereal grains. The palate follows the same with richer tones, honey, grains,cedar. Water brings out more grain tones,honey and brings down the richness a little. D&M Tasting Notes
56.2% ABV Cask Strength Distilled: March 2006 Bottled: May 2016 Cask# 21012 324 Bottles
A rarely seen Highland Single Malt from the Glenlivet district. The Glenlivet district is one of the most famous in Scotland, but in terms of distilleries it went through quite a period where no new distilleries were built. Both The Glenlivet and Balmenach were founded in 1824, then just shy of a century and a half elapsed before the next round of distillery building. Tomintoul’s cornerstone was laid in 1964 as a co-venture of two Glasgow whisky merchants. Its name came from the nearby village of Tomintoul, known as the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland. (Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery, in case you were wondering.) The ampersands were flying hot and heavy in those days when W. & S. Strong & Co. and Hay & HacLeod & Co. formed the Tomintoul Distillery Limited and started production in July of 1965. Blends were the order of the day and Tomintoul was founded to fill that need. The initial partners ran the distillery for a decade before selling it off to Scottish & Universal Investment Trust who in turn sold it to Whyte & Mackay shortly thereafter. All of this is to say that for much of its first two decades of operation, Tomintoul was a component, not a product.
The water for the distillery comes from the Ballantruan spring, rather than the river Avon, which runs close by. While the distillery began with two stills, within a decade of its founding two more were added. All of these stills were (and are) ‘fired’ by steam, making for a modern distillery setup. Currently Tomintoul operates at full capacity with a seven day work schedule producing over 3.3 million liters of new make spirit, of which 98% is destined for blends. The distillery has quite the on-site storage capacity and can hold a total of 116,000 barrels. Their current Master Distiller can trace his whisky lineage back four generations in the Speyside Glenlivet region. Robert Fleming grew up on the Glenlivet estate and carried on the family production tradition. He began working in the industry in 1974, and after bouncing around for a handful of distilleries has worked at Tomintoul for over 20 years.
Tomintoul 10 YR Exclusive Malts Bottling Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Brand: Tomintoul
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 5
- SKU #: 4515