Tomintoul has released a new Cigar Malt Whisky. The new premium offering was specially created by Master Distiller Robert Fleming, who was himself celebrated by the famous Speyside distillery with a 30th-anniversary whisky.
The Ballindalloch distillery opened in 1964. It produces a range of single malts of different ages, a peated malt, and a vintage malt. It has a sister distillery at Glencadam. Tomintoul is probably best known for producing the largest bottle of whisky in the world, containing 105.3 liters of 14-year-old Tomintoul malt whisky.
Pouring whiskey from bottle to two glasses with ice cubes served on wooden planks. Vintage countertop with highlight and a glass of hard liquor. The company was established by Glasgow whisky traders Hey & Macleod and W. and S. Strong, The Tomintoul brand is a single malt offered in the ages 10, 12, 14, 16, 21, and 33 years old. The 12-year-old bottlings are available only in Portwood and oloroso finishes, It also produces a vatting of peated and unpeated malts under the name Peaty Tang, labeled “Tomintoul, the gentile dram with a peaty tang – Speyside Glenlivet”.
To create Tomintoul Cigar Malt, Fleming selected a combination of single malt whiskies from specially chosen vintages, balanced them with some rare peated Tomintoul single malt either matured fully or finished in hand-selected Oloroso sherry butts, sourced from the partner bodegas in Andalucia, Spain.
Tomintoul Cigar Malt is also referred to as Tomintoul Cigar Malt Parejo (Spanish for “partner”) as it was created to pair with cigars. “The rich and sweet Oloroso Sherry notes, creamy malt profile and gentle peat smoke make this single malt the perfect accompaniment to savor alongside your favorite cigar or just appreciate and enjoy by itself,”
On the nose, the new whisky offers bold aromas of dried fruit, sweet spices, pecan pie, and subtle peat smoke. The palate delivers a sweet and rich taste of chocolate raisins, butter toffee and brambles mingled with dark pepper and smoky woody spices. The finish is warm and long with notes of mocha, maple syrup, and toasted oak on the tongue.
As mentioned above, Tomintoul is launching two very special bottlings of 30 years old Single Malt to celebrate Whisky maker Robert Fleming and his 30th Anniversary at the Speyside distillery. The First Edition of the limited release Tomintoul Robert Fleming’s 30th Anniversary is described as an “incredibly complex yet beautifully balanced single malt.” The Whisky spent its first 20 years in a Bourbon cask, then matured for 10 more years in an Oloroso sherry butt.