Tomintoul Distillery launches two experimental Speyside expressions

Tomintoul Single Malt Scotch Whisky has launched two new limited-edition releases – a 14-year-old finished in a Cognac cask and a 15-year-old finished in a Madeira cask, both carefully selected by Tomintoul’s master distiller Robert Fleming.

The Tomintoul 14-year-old Cognac Cask Finish was distilled in 2009 and finished in casks handpicked in France. With a limited release of just 8082 individually numbered bottles, its flavour profile is described as ‘sweet and nutty with aromas of almond flan, baked in apricots, vanilla and cedarwood, and mingled with dark chocolate and pink peppercorn’.

Only 6654 individually numbered bottles of the Tomintoul 15-year-old Madeira Cask Finish are available, with the single malt initially matured in ex-bourbon American oak before being finished in specially selected Madeira wine casks. Distilled in 2008, the expression is described as ‘sweet and rich, with aromas of butterscotch, maple syrup and brambles, cushioned by ground coffee and dark chocolate’.

These limited-run Tomintoul cask finishes have both been bottled at 46% alc/vol, non-chill filtered at natural colour, staying true to the whisky’s original characteristics.