Have any of you guys tried this stuff? I used to think that there isn't a bottle of Scotch that I didn't like. Well, I can't say that anymore. I bought a bottle for 30 bucks, which was cheap for a 16 yr. old. Now I see why the low price. The nose alone is enough to make me reconsider drinking the stuff. The taste is off putting, as well. It's hard to describe, but I could say it's sort of skunky tasting. Could it just be a bad bottle.......cask..........year?
I thought they were all very nice and this is the second tasting with this line in the last few months. The Tomintoul very much live up to their slogan of 'the gentle dram' but I think they are great whiskies but also think the Peaty Tang could use a bit more ageing. The local agent was spot on with his whisky facts and was careful not to tell people what was in the glass, all in all a first class presentation with a series of whiskies I am happy to see more and more of.
They were all mainly for blending until the owners realised there was money to be made selling them as singles. I don't believe that the proportion of a whisky that goes for blending is an indicator of its quality. I also think that Tomintoul is under-rated. More of a drinking malt than an in-your-face dram.
After consuming most of the bottle, I find it to taste very similar to Jura, "Superstition" and the new Dalmore 12. What is that flavour they share, I can't put my finger on it? Of course, I'll finish all three of them, but I'm not going to buy them any more. Thankfully, there are plenty of more single malts to enjoy. I haven't researched it yet, but I wonder if all three are from the same area in Scotland? What is that taste similar to all three? toffee?