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Friday, 20 July 2012

TOMINTOUL 1969 - ARCHIVES BATCH 3

Up next after a summer refreshing review of Port wines, were now back to malts.

This round of bottlings are from fairly new Dutch bottler 'Archives'.
Some of you may know the guys as being behind the worlds largest online whisky database

Whiskybase.com

The next 6 reviews will feature bottlings from 'Archives' 3rd batch of bottlings, many of which have already gotten very excellent reviews from other bloggers.

If you're interested in getting you hands on some of these bottlings (except those that are not already sold out, of course) you can do that at the whiskybase shop here

First up, an old Tomintoul...

Tomintoul 1969 42yo xx.06.1969/xx.03.2012 ex-bourbon cask#4266 42,4%, Archives

Gold coloured

Nose:
Initially lots of oak and malt sweetness, then baking powder, bananas, hints of cinnamon and after some time full blown vanilla and furniture polish (the nice kind) - also sometimes getting a hint of wild berries?

Taste:
Light arrival for such an old whisky. First a little citrus fruits, then drying spices and a hit of peat? Then ginger, nutmeg and pepper. Finishes on nice oak sap and sweet malt - very good!

88/100!

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