Hunter Laing Tomintoul Tasting Notes

Posted: April 16, 2017 in Scotch Whisky H-Z, Tomintoul

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Tomintoul 1989 (25 year old) 49.1%

Sherry/ Code: OMC2465/ Dist: Aug 1989 Btl: Feb 2015/ Tasted: Mar 2015

Lightly sulphured, hard and murky aromas of wet cardboard, boiled sweets, barley and manure.

The palate pretty much mirrors the nose. Wet cardboard, straw, coffee and sulphur. Murky, dirty with dried out pulped fruit and a grubby coffee’d finish.

Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Tomintoul 2006 (10 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: HEP0203/ Dist: Apr 2006 Btl: June 2016?/ Tasted: July 2016

Fresh and crisp with sour cherries and nose tickling spices. A touch of fragrant barley, grass, minerals and an almost sour dough note appears. Intriguing!

The palate is fuller with more barley and apricot, along with hints of perfumed white fruit and gentle oak. Subtly mineral and spicy on the middle. Good length. Now the spices become tongue tingling and are augmented by a touch of citrus and toasty oak on the finish.

 

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