In an age when stocks of older single malt Scotch whiskies are a rarity it is a moment of joy to announce the launch of Tomintoul Aged 40 years. This quadruple cask release is unique.
Four American oak hogsheads were discovered in the depths of warehouse 4 at Tomintoul Distillery. These casks were found to contain Tomintoul whisky which had been distilled in 1974. Moreover, when Master Distiller, Robert Fleming, whose family has been distilling whisky for generations, nosed and tasted each cask from the 1974 distillation he considered that the quality of the whisky was truly outstanding.
Such a rare discovery merited a special bottling where elegance of design and packaging is at a premium.
The whisky from these exceptional quadruple casks has been bottled in hand-crafted crystal decanters which have been individually numbered. The gift box has been especially designed to provide a unique presentation featuring a twin door opening with cushioned padding on the inside.
The quadruple cask release is truly limited and only 500 bottles have been crafted.
Colour: Ripe barley
Nose: Delicate but reassuringly mature. Mixed fruits dance with the gentle barley-sweet malt that is buttery and creamy. Hints of pineapple waft invitingly.
Palate: Subtle yet exquisitely complex as summer fruits and buttery toffee intermingle with refined notes of coffee, liquorice and lemon Sherbet.
Finish: Gentle oaky-spice swirls with sweet liquorice.