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Tomintoul 16 Year Old - Sauternes Cask Finish

€99.93 $112.83 £84.99

Honey

Treacle, toffee, caramel, heather

The sweetness of honey is one of the most common flavours in Scotch whisky…particularly in younger examples of the popular Speyside style that forms the basis of many of the most popular blends, but also in the Highlands and, perhaps most characteristically, the Lowlands. The Island whiskies, too, often express a honey-like sweetness in their lighter forms. This is usually the result of the natural sugars present in malted barley, and so is generally more apparent in younger whiskies (up to 15-18 years of age) before too much of heftier flavours like wood, spice or dried fruit are imparted from the cask.

A richer, toffee-like sweetness often derives from European oak casks (generally ex-sherry), while American oak (ex-bourbon or newer sherry casks) produces a lighter, vanilla-tinged flavour that complements the natural sugars of the barley. The marshmallow-like sweetness of bourbon often translates into a lighter honey-like flavour in Scotch matured in ex-bourbon casks.

Good examples of single malts that carry strong flavours of honey are the classic Glenlivet and its many Speyside brethren; the lightness and softness of Lowlanders Glenkinchie and Auchentoshan; and the heathery sweetness of younger Highland Parks or some Highlanders like Dalwhinnie or Glen Garioch. In addition, virtually all of the biggest names in blended whisky are marked by this kind of flavour - the house styles of Johnnie Walker, J&B and Chivas Regal all depend on that sweet, youthful Speyside core. All of them are likely to go well with lighter cigars, particularly those with sweet flavours of their own, such as Hoyo de Monterrey.

 

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Tomintoul 16 Year Old Sauternes Cask Finish - 70cl, 46% abv

Tomintoul Sauternes Cask Finish was distilled in 2004 and matured initially in...read more

Tasting Notes

A limited release of only 5,094 bottles!


Tasting Notes

Nose
Fragrant aromas of yellow fruits and orange marmalade mingled with ruby grapefruit, lemon drizzle cake and honeysuckle.

Palate
Tangy and sweet with layers of acacia honey, dried papaya and Galia melon bound with sweet choux pastry, cardamom and soft tobacco spices.

Finish
Lemon curd and apricot jam fading into a cinnamon, baked apple and toasted oak linger.

Product Info

Tomintoul 16 Year Old Sauternes Cask Finish - 70cl, 46% abv

Tomintoul Sauternes Cask Finish was distilled in 2004 and matured initially in ex bourbon American oak casks before being finished in French oak casks which previously contained Sauternes wine to add depth and complexity with stone fruits, honey, marmalade and spice!!

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