Tomintoul Seiridh Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Pronounced “sheh-ree” (Gaelic for sherry) and new for 2020, this NAS Tomintoul spent time in first-fill Oloroso sherry butts after initially ageing in x Bourbon wood. It's a feather-weight by contemporary standards for sherried malts, which will be welcomed by some. Softly spoken on the nose with discreet oloroso input, the palate delivers more of the same in an eminently approachable mix of dried fruits, malt extract, gingery warmth and subtle peel freshness. It's a polite, genteel alternative to exuberant sherry bombs that you could happily keep on rotation. 40% Alc./Vol. 6000 bottles are available.
Other reviews... A right old softy of a malt, the sherry ironing out the creases with the gentlest of fruity caresses. A little sulphur niggle at the end, alas. 87 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021