Tomintoul 10 year old single malt whisky was introduced to their core range in 2002. This happened two years after the distillery was bought by Angus Dundee. Tomintoul distillery can be found inside the beautiful Glenlivet estate, from the Speyside region. It’s been named after the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland, the nearby village of Tomintoul.
The Tomintoul-Glenlivet Distillery produces whiskies which are famous for being gentle. That’s why you might know this distillery as The Gentle Dram. After tasting this 10 year old, and their 16 year old, I couldn’t agree more with their tag line. Both, the 10 and 16 year old single malts have been matured in American Oak Ex-Bourbon casks.
This malt whisky surely is gentle, it’s also very down to earth. A bit too modest to be honest. It doesn’t fit my palate, being too earthy, light and one-sided. The dominating earthy notes don’t fit well with the light palate. Like in Down to Earth, the movie, the main character seems to be out of place. Just like the aspiring black comic played by Chris Rock, who gets placed in the body of a wealthy white businessman.