Tomintoul 12 Year Old Limited Edition Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish (700ml)
TOMINTOUL 12 YEAR OLD OLOROSO CASK FINISH
Pure ingredients and the natural environment add to smooth and mellow character of our award-winning Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, “the gentle dram”.
Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Oloroso Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 12 Years has been lovingly crafted, from a selection of the finest Oloroso sherry casks, and aged for at least 12 years.
Pronounced Oloroso suggest fresh, untainted butts of outstanding quality; some apple juice dovetails with the grape. About the cleanest nose I have seen in a long time; Big malt delivery that perfectly and unexpectedly counters the sherry; at times gloriously bitter-sweet with the accent, rightly, being on the juicy barley; as near as damn-it perfect weight and then a tidal wave of spice. That excellent spice delivery rounds off the malty-sherry marriage beautifully. Wonderfully long and seductive with the finish remaining busy and balanced. Perhaps it is the voluptuousness of the body which works to best effect here: the mouth is filled with a just-so amount of oil to make the soft sherry, firmer oak and balancing sweet barley notes really harmonise. The label claims the sweetness comes from the sherry. It doesn't: the sherry (nose apart is dry, the barley sweetens. Even so, a huge leap in quality from the standard 10 and a thrilling reminder of just how good an excellent clean-sherry-influenced whisky can be. 95.5 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2010