Nose: Heathery smoke balanced with subtle floral tones
Palate: Gentle "peat-reek" flavours with a hint of malty nuttiness
Finish: Lingering smoke and peat with a touch of sweetness
Customer Reviews: (3 reviews)
Splendid. A fabulous Speyside that's put its wellies on and gone for a good old stamp around in the peat. It's so young and lively, so fresh and sweet, with those delicate peaty zephyrs wafting through it. "Tang" really sums it up: just a little something extra that makes it so special.
- Grant Melville, Falkirk, 21st March
Surprised!! Surprised!! Surprised!! A well-balanced dram with just the right amount of peatiness by not trying to imitate an Islay. Still retains its Speyside character. Complexity present for such an obviously young whisky. Pear Drops with a sweet milk chocolate undertones. Pleasant finish that softly walks away.
Finally, reliable producer's tasting notes. This proved a lot more complex than I had anticipated. Initially the peat smoke on the nose bears a resemblance to Islay-style smoke, particularly that of the younger Bowmores, but it quickly becomes more Speyside-ish. That "peaty tang" rather acts like a skin, because the delicate malty heart of Tomintoul is still there, intact, underneath. Very tasty indeed.
- James Saxon, 17th Dec '09
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