Tomintoul 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10780) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) (70cl, 51.5%) ***sold***
One of 318 bottles of 20 year old single malt from the Tomintoul distillery, matured in a refill hogshead from May 1995 to May 2015. Following it's maturation, it was bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular range.
The name Tomintoul comes from Scotland's highest village just a few miles away. The distillery was built in 1965 by whisky brokers Hay & MacLeod and W & S Strong, and merged with Whyte & Mackay in the early 1970s. Capacity was expanded and the distillery changed hands several more times before it came under the ownership of Angus Dundee Distillers in 2000, and the first 10 Year Old single malt was released in 2002. A peated malt named Old Ballantruan was launched in 2005, named after Tomintoul's water source, the Ballantruan Spring. Tomintoul distillery has gained a reputation for producing laid-back, mellow whiskies, hence their tagline is 'The Gentle Dram'.
Part of their Exceptional Single Casks range, Old Particular is Douglas Laing's flagship label, and was launched in 2013 after their Old Malt Cask series became part of the portfolio of the newly established Hunter Laing.