Insider knowledge: Tomintoul 1981 (cask 5985) - Vintage Single Cask whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Tomintoul 1981 (cask 5985) - Vintage Single Cask whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: An inviting nose with smooth, dark malty oak, some pepper heat and cocoa.
Palate: More of that pepper heat, orange peel and pecan.
Finish: Warming and sweet.
Overall: A delicious Speyside single cask, warming and malty.
Top quality product from a 'lesser' known distillery. This is a lovely well rounded dram and the temptation to get another bottle before it sells out is massive!! A brilliant whisky for the price!! I never thought I would call a £200+ whisky a bargain but this is awesome!!
9th May 2013
Amazing, honestly don't know how other distilleries can charge more than double for a single cask 30 year plus. If this started with a Mac or a Glen it would be sold out already!! Don't miss out, this is honestly an equal to a much higher priced dram.