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Tomintoul Scotch Whisky Review

Tomintoul Scotch whisky distillery was established in 1964 to meet the demand of malt whisky needed for blending.


Tomintoul village is the second highest in Scotland. The distillery lies 5 miles to the north and draws its water from the Ballantruan Spring.


Tomintoul the gentle dram, as worded on the bottle is a good discription

of the distillery style.


Generally the whisky is unpeated although they do peated versions,

"with a peaty tang" and "Old Ballantruan" which is a more heavily peated

malt bottled at 50%.



Tomintoul Whisky Tasting Notes


Distillery Style


Nose :      Light with citrus fruit, especially oranges.

Palate :    Light to medium bodied. Fresh juicy barley, creamy, citric fruit.

Finish :    Long and gentle. Zesty orange and a touch of spice.



Tomintoul 14 year old 46%


Nose :    Malt and honey.

Palate :  Creamy vanilla interlaced with malt and honey complexity.

Finish :  More vanilla, oak and a touch of spice.



Old Ballantruan  The Peated Malt  50%


Nose   : Creamy vanilla fudge and peat smoke.

Palate : Full bodied. Malty with a smooth creamy mouth-feel and lots        

             of rich sweet smoke.                            

Finish : Long, rich and smoky.

Tomintoul single malt whisky Old Ballantruan Peated Single Malt Whisky