Tomintoul - 18 Year Old Sauterne Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A tasty Tomintoul here, distilled back in 2002! This expression was initially set aside to age in ex-bourbon barrels, but was eventually given a new home in casks that previously held Sauternes from Chateau Piada in France. Sauternes is a type of sweet wine, known for its... Well, its sweetness. As such, a hearty helping of that sweetness has been imparted to this Tomintoul single malt. With its nickname being "The Gentle Dram", we reckon this additional sweetness will make for a rather fantastic tipple.
Nose: Marmalade, mint imperials, cut grass, brioche, and waxy lemons.
Palate: Peach, more citrus, buttery barley, honeyed sweetness developing later on.
Finish: Sugared almond, nectarine, brown sugar.