Tasting Notes for Tomintoul 10 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Delicte and floral with aromas of acacia honey, vanilla, wholemeal toast and mellow wood spices.
Palate: Sweet and honeyed with layers of creme caramel and toasted almond with highlights of lemon zest and a grassy freshness.
Finish: Notes of buttery oak, citrus peels fading into a mellow cake spice linger.
Tomintoul Distillery is located inside the picturesque Glenlivet estate, within the whisky producing region of Speyside. The distillery is named after the nearby village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland.
The Tomintoul-Glenlivet Distillery produces whiskies which are famous for being gentle, with the ingredient selection and the natural environment adding to the smooth and mellow character of this award-winning whisky, also known as “the gentle dram”.
Tomintoul Aged 10 Years has been lovingly crafted from a selection of the finest bourbon casks, each aged for at least ten years. With its floral, fresh-fruity notes and hints of wood, honey and vanilla this 10 year old is a nice 'all day dram'.
Tomintoul Distillery was founded in 1964 by the Glasgow whisky traders Hey & Macleod and W. and S. Strong, who spent a year of searching for the purest source of spring water, until the Ballantruan spring was found. This determined the location of the distillery, tucked away in picturesque countryside.
At its founding the distillery had one wash still and one spirit still, but capacity was doubled when the distillery was bought by Scottish and Universal Investment Trust in 1973. That year, the distilleries 10 year anniversary, they also released the first bottling of their malt. Scottish and Universal was sold on to Whyte & Mackay (which was owned by Brent Walker) in 1989.
Whyte & Mackay itself was bought by American Brands in 1990, and in the same year, Tomintoul started selling a 12-year-old bottling of its malt for the first time. The distillery itself was then sold off to Angus Dundee in 2000, and under their management, the official range expanded to the wide variety of offerings we see today.
Producer Tomintoul Distillery Style Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Age A minimum of 10 years Volume 70CL ABV 40%