Located near the village of Tomintoul, in the Glenlivet Estate, at Ballantruan on the east side of the River Avon and in the valley between the Glenlivet Forest and the hills of Cromdale lies the Tomintoul Distillery. Tomintoul (pronounced tom-in-towel was built in the mid 1960s. At a height of around 350m, it is the highest village in the Highlands. The distillery is capable of producing over three million litres of alcohol per annum and distilling equipment includes a semi-Lauter mash tun, six stainless steel washbacks and four stills (with boil balls in their necks). The spirit is matured in a combination of American oak bourbon casks and refill hogshead with some Oloroso sherry butts. Tomintoul has been owned by Angus Dundee Distillers since 2000 and currently operates at full capacity.
700ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Tomintoul, Peaty Tang, a new no-age-statement expression, is distilled in the traditional manner but unusually for a Speyside, it is crafted using peated malted barley to impart a distinctive smoky and heathery flavour. The colour of Peaty Tang is light and golden and the nose is fresh, clean and crisp. There is initial vanilla and cereal grains (think of the husks especially) before the vibrant 'peaty tang' kicks in. The peatiness is reminiscent of damp earth and has a root-like element to it. There is also a slight floral note (imagine heather) and a hint of dried fruits (particularly sultanas). On the palate, there is distinct malted barley and nuts (think of almonds) and these are joined by the vanilla and dried fruit from the nose. The 'peaty tang' is sweeter and slightly more prominent than on the nose but still has that earthy, rooty quality to it. These elements combine well with an additonal touch of saltiness and spiciness (imagine peppercorns). The overall feeling is vibrant, fresh and uncomplicated. The finish begins sweetly before turning oaky and dry, with the peaty smokiness lingering after the other elements have faded. (whiskyforeveryone.com)
700ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Tomintoul Aged 10 Years has been lovingly crafted from a selection of the finest bourbon casks, each aged for a minimum of ten years. "Enveloping and warm. Velvety. Cream fudge. A lot of spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper" "sweet, honey, floral, pepper, wood, spices, toffee, apples"
700 ml, 50% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Produced at Tomintoul Distillery, "Old Ballantruan" Single Malt Scotch Whisky is one of only a handful of heavily peated malt whiskies from the Speyside region. After maturing for many years in hand-picked oak barrels, this whisky was bottled at 50% abv, non- chillfiltered, to retain its layered and integrated peaty / smoky flavours. It has a peating level of 30 ppm.
"The finish is vibrant and long with a lovely combination of the obvious smokiness, sweet caramel, vanilla and some wood spice"
"This is a stunning example of the work being done at the Tomintoul distillery"
700ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)A gentle 12 year old that has been finished for 18 months in an Oloroso sherry cask and is soft, sweet and creamy. "Much more full-bodied in the mouth than is usual for Tomintoul, with comparatively spicy Sherry, red berries, honey and malt. The finish is quite long, with dried fruits and some oak, plus a final note of wine gums" (whiskypages.com)
700ml, 46.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)The Speyside distillery of Tomintoul has added a 14 yr expression to its line up. "fresh and fruity on the nose, with ripe peaches and pineapple cheesecake, delicate spice and background malt. Closer to barley sugar with the addition of water. Medium-bodied, fruity and fudgy on the palate. The finish offers wine gums, mild, gently spiced oak, malt and a suggestion of smoke" (whisky-pages.com) Bottled at 46% abv, at its natural colour with no chill-filtering, which helps to bring out more of the flavour, and the character of the dram.
700 ml, 50% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Produced at Tomintoul Distillery, "Old Ballantruan" Single Malt Scotch Whisky is one of only a handful of heavily peated malt whiskies from the Speyside region. After maturing for a minimum of 10 years in hand-picked oak barrels, this whisky was bottled at 50% abv, non- chillfiltered, to retain its layered and integrated peaty / smoky flavours. It has a peating level of 30 ppm.
"This is a stunning example of the work being done at the Tomintoul distillery"
700ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Multi-award winning Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 16 Years has been lovingly crafted, from a selection of the finest bourbon casks, each aged for at least sixteen years. "Fruity concoction of apples and pears topped with vanilla ice cream… one of the noses of the year. Soft, indeed every bit as gentle as the label promises, as the light oils coat the palate with a fabulously intense and delicately sweetened barley skin. A wonderful, multi-layered interplay between malt and oak-vanillas… hugely sophisticated."
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Tomintoul 15 Years Old Portwood Finish has been created by the careful selection of mature whisky “finished” in Port wood. The malt whisky was transferred from Bourbon casks into the hand-picked Port pipes to “finish” its maturation. This process of “finishing” bestows on the whisky refined characteristics, most notably, tones of fruity Port sweetness. Their Master Distiller deemed that the time was right to bottle the whisky at 15 years of age when the malt whisky flavour notes had reached harmony with the sweet attributes of the Portwood. Each bottle individually numbered.
700ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Added to the Tomintoul range in 2015, this 25-year-old would have been distilled when the distillery was owned by Whyte & Mackay. This Tomintoul Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been lovingly crafted, from a selection of the finest bourbon casks, each aged for at least twenty-five years. Pure ingredients and the natural environment add to the smooth and mellow character of the award-winning Tomintoul Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, “the gentle dram”.
700 ml, 50% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Tomintoul Distillery has released a very special and unique product, The Five Decades, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Tomintoul Distillery, which started distilling in 1965. Individual casks have been chosen to represent the flavours from 50 years of craftsmanship at the distillery. Master Distiller, Robert Fleming, has personally selected casks from 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005 and has overseen the marrying of these superb malt whiskies. “The reason why we chose these particular casks is that they represented unique flavour characteristics from the five decades and moreover when married together they have produced a product of great distinction" Bottled at 50% abv, only 5230 individually numbered bottles released worldwide. "Tropical fruit, nuts and spice"
'Gold' World Whiskies Awards 2016
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Pure ingredients and the natural environment add to the smooth and mellow character of this award-winning Tomintoul Single Malt Scotch Whisky, "the gentle dram". Limited Edition Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1976 Vintage demonstrates the results of an exceptional year of distillation.
"I consider this whisky to be a jewel amongst single malts and of the finest to have been released in Scotland" Robert Fleming, Distillery Director."Double-whammy of exotic fruits and honeyed vanilla points to the unmistakable influence of very old bourbon casks. A malt that reeks of great age from every pore. Fabulous interaction between the oak and barley but the great age is driven home by the spicier, drier riches that cling to the understated oiliness so typical of Tomintoul. Long and at times improbably lush with the malts having a distinct say before settling below the sea of gentle smoke and oak. Late drying vanilla and cocoa charms and redresses the vaguely fruity sub-plot. Truly great whisky....Supreme stuff!" (Jim Murray)