First-ever limited edition Stillman's Dram Tomintoul Speyside Single Malt. Each selected oak cask yields only a limited number of bottles. Cask number 5347 was filled in 1969 and bottled in 1999, after maturing for 30 years, the total yield was only 298 bottles.
n: bread pudding full of black raisins. Plum juice (heavy on the dried fruits and black cherries). Currants in an almond scone.
t: follows nose; dense prune juice, moist tobacco leaf, brown sugar, and a light taste of menthol. Dark, dried fruit juice is the main character that only softens at the end. Very sweet and full of preserved fruit. Wet vegetation on a hot summer day. Raw bread dough and some oak shows in the finish. I would not be surprised if this came from a port cask.
Desert in a glass. Warm butterscotch, brown sugar, cotton candy, prune skin, black cherry jam/ marmalade and raisins. It gets wierd on the palate with weird funk that is sulphuric. It lingers into the finish that drops quickly.
Dark plum color. Deep funky sherry on the nose. Has a good/bad mix. Fairly singular. The palate has a fair amount of oak and was a little astringent. The nose carried over as well. Overall pretty chewy. Really not a lot going on here. B-/B [7/25/14]
Farty-sweet nose. Palate is sweet and syrupy, and something in here is just off... that farty/gaseous thing (which others won't call that at all) is in many whiskeys and often it's not a bad thing, but here it's not quite working.