Whisky Review: Tomintoul Five Decades

Tasting Notes:

Tomintoul Five Decades

Style: Floral and Delicate

Nose:

Fragrant white flower and coconut cream on the nose. Vanilla with a sour-sweet scent of green mangoes. Sugar barley, citrus oil and vanilla sit on top of black peppercorns. Delicate fruitiness with a buttery texture.

Palate:

Floral perfume treads on the palate gently, subtle but remarkable… Also in comes a shred of bitterness. Delicate tropical fruits and vanilla pods are slowly transfigured into more floral side notes with inaudible sherry whispers. Spice brewing underneath. More gentle notes towards the end, rose water, vanilla drops and a touch of white pepper.

Finish:

Floral perfume stain, lightest blend of white flower and paw paw.

Thoughts:

A rather unique blend of floral and malt. Steady tropical fruits and vanilla core, as the perfume notes add a delicate touch to it. While it is said to have 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years old of whiskies in this, I can hardly see any wrinkles from old age nor spices from young spirits. Interesting dram.

[50% •  2015 • Original Bottling • Non Chill Filtered • Limited Edition •  5230 Bottles •  Vatting of 10 – 50 Years Old]

-Esmond

Photo credit: The Whisky Company