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We’ve come to the last new bottle out of the Tomintoul pack, the 25y. As near as I can tell this is the oldest expression of any whisk(e)y anything we’ve reviewed to date. That’s kind of cool, congrats Tomintoul.

Next week we’ll wrap up Tomintoul April with the mandatory BattleScotch! But for now, here’s what we thought of the 25y:

nose
Dan – Melted orange freezie.. or clove, mulled cranberry cider.
Simon – cracking apple cidre, library
Goran – vanilla slight berry with honey finish – outstanding

neat
Dan – nut husk, kind of drambuie
Simon – cream, liqueur, apples
Goran – fruit, nut, some orange – very balanced. no smoke

finish
Dan – short, dry
Simon – short, woody
Goran – short, smooth, no smoke

splash
Dan -thinner, almost starts to taste like black licorice and 7up.
Simon – thinner and too light
Goran – too light, flavours fall apart

overall
Dan –  6.5/10
Simon – 7.5/10 – best 25y scotch i’ve smelled
Goran –  8/10

Tomintoul Speyside 25y – 40% 50ml – $ – Speyside

Try it? Yes. Buy it? No.

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