The introduction of a 21-year-old expression of Tomintoul fills a gap between the existing 16-year-old and 33-year-old variants, and also offers a different flavour profile. As Distillery Director Robert Fleming explains, “Only those casks offering classic floral and fruity characteristics with a touch of spice have been selected for this bottling. The resulting richness of taste can only be achieved after the careful ageing of the finest malt spirit in choice oak casks for 21 patient years.”
Ripe honeydew melons, pears, warm spices and barley-sugar on the nose, with a hint of new leather. Smooth and elegant. Medium-bodied, with a rich, spicy palate presence, plus toffee and malt notes. Quite lengthy in the finish; mildly mouth-drying, with cocoa powder. Spicy to the end.