Review: Tomintoul 33 y.o. OB 43%

Time for another banana dram, a lead aroma in many older Tomintoul (esp. 1966/67). This bottling comes from the late 1970ies and is marketed quite well as I could see it showcased in many stores in Scotland. Tomintouls was founded only in 1965 and produces good quality malt overall. It was often called ‚the gentle dram‘. At a price point of around 200 Euro I hope this oldie can convince. Let’s check:

 

Tomintoul 33 y.o. OB 43%

Comment: Welcome to the flowershop! Pollen! Hay, mint and grass! This is nice if this is your style. It is very light and fragile. Our tasting panel also got acacia honey, rising dough (pretzels), dextrose, star fruit, quince and the obligatory banana (green in this case). This soft character continues on the palate, a very flowery experience. Light but complex, I must say. The finish of this Speysider is more on the short side on licorice and – you got it – dried flowers. Gentle it is!

Score: 88

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