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Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Five Decades Tasting notes and reviews

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Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet Five Decades

Brand
Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet
Expression
Five Decades
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Tomintoul Speyside Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.angusdundee.co.uk
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Very herbal, nettly and vegetal with pure Amontillado-esque sherry. Salty and edgy with a profusion of walnut, almond and pecan, dark honey and vanilla laced fruitcake.
Palate
Still very nutty but less herbal and funky than the nose with plenty of coffeed tannins, caramel, salt and dried treacle fruitcake. The alcohol adds a balance to the sweetness.
Finish
Intense, salty and nutty with the funky character returning.
Comment
A funky, herbal, sherry monster. Goes rather well with a cigar!

Joel Harrison

86
Nose
A whisky which, on the nose, could have done longer in the cask but I like the energy that has been captured. Vibrant and delicious.
Palate
And on the palate, this gives you soft summer fruits, cracked black pepper, balsamic vinegar (only the best) and oily goodness. It's big and bold and I like that.
Finish
Spices are the dominant flavour, with no subtlety at all.
Comment
This is big and bold. Only for the brave.
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