Whisky Review: Tomintoul 1968 Thosop BVBA Belgium Exclusive for Malaysia

Style: Complex and Dignified

Nose:
Very shy to start with, tight peppermint grip loosens up inch by inch and develops into sumptuous, beautiful aroma – Slow cooked tropical fruits, cinnamon sugar, walnuts, chocolate almonds mixed with soft floral perfume. Still a bit hot, but after 30-40 minutes it all smooths out and shows incredible depth.

Palate:
Incredible elegant entrance. Chocolate cigar, polished oak, fragrant and juicy tropical fruits simmering with more chocolate and malt syrup. Ultimate amalgamation of elements and the delivery and texture are near perfect. Lightly wood smoke emerges from mid-palate, subtle toasted almonds, malt cake and dark fruits. Tannins and black pepper gently tingling. Very nice.

Finish:
Lemon honey, soft malt cake, chocolate oak and wood spice to finish.

Thoughts:
My first ever indie Tomintoul and I started with a bang. Magnificent bottling, but you have to really patient and wait for it to open up, it took me more than half an hour. All the lovely flavours you can expect from a well-aged malt are orchestrated and played beautifully. Complex and also incredibly vibrant for a 45 years old.

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

[47.9% • 2013 Bottled • 1968 Distilled • Independent Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Chill Filtered • Non Coloured • Aged 45 Years • 198 Bottles • **]

-Esmond

Tasted at the Elysian Whisky Bar, Melbourne.