53.9% ABV. Cask Strength. This has aromas of salted caramel, fudge, fresh barley, dried fruits (cranberries, prunes and apricots) and a light nutty tone. The palate has an initial hit of salted nuts before flavors of dried fruits, brown sugar, butter, and cookie dough coat the palate. The finish has a good lingering barrel spice note to finish. D&M Tasting Notes
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 15 YR Alexander Murray Bottling Single Malt Scotch
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