Why This Bottle?
Honestly? Because I was intrigued to try it. I’ve always thought Tomintoul was a severely underrated distillery, and I felt like a sherry forward dram… so here we are!
Adam’s Tasting Notes
This whisky reminded me of one of my favourite places in the world. The pub. Not any particular pub, although probably somewhere in the British countryside. But it was friendly and utterly approachable. Maybe a bit on the thin side, after all it is 40%, but it kind of goes well with the style. Oddly reminiscent of Chivas 25 – purposeful in its gentleness. The pub had all the classic accoutrements. Polished oak bar, little bags of dried fruit and nuts (my favourite bar snack as a kid), and a friendly regular sipping on a sweet sherry and chatting with the bartender. If you’re wondering who the woman in the picture is, and who or what is a “Boabby” – then please please check out the classic Scottish comedy “Still Game”, available here in Canada on Netflix.