CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
BOTTLING SERIE: Portwood Finish - Limited Edition.
STATED AGE: 15 years old.
CASK TYPE: Bourbon + Port Pipes Finish.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 5820
STRENGTH: 46% Vol.
Tomintoul Speyside Glenlivet 15 Years Old Portwood Finish has been created by the careful selection of mature whisky “finished” in Port wood. The malt whisky was transferred from Bourbon casks into the hand-picked Port pipes to “finish” its maturation for a generous period of time.
This process of “finishing” bestows on the whisky refined characteristics, most notably, tones of fruity Port sweetness. Our Master Distiller deemed that the time was right to bottle the whisky at 15 years of age when the malt whisky flavour notes had reached harmony with the sweet attributes of the Portwood.
COLOUR: Rose Gold
NOSE: Summer fruits, strawberries and blackberries tempered with some toffee sweetness and cigar box spiciness.
PALATE: Lush clean malt modified by fruity sweet port and some spicy oak tones.
FINISH: Full and rich with lingering herbal spices and toffee sweetness.
AWARDS: 94 Points - Jim Murray's 2017 Whisky Bible.