Tomintol Glenlivet 1965. Bottled in 1965, this Tomintol Glenlivet is bottled in a 1980’s style perfume bottle – very unique
this is another story. First, its not overpowering would you believe that! Second, it starts very funnily, on a mix of strawberry jam and good sulphur (gunpowder, matches and all that jazz), getting then more apricoty, and even jammier (truckloads of figs). And then… Well need water indeed. So, with water: immense, albeit very pleasant sulphur and rubber. Brand new tyres and a whole box of lit matches, the whole fading away after a few seconds, leaving room for rather beautiful apricoty and herbal notes (rosemary, sage). Also prune sauce again, soy sauce, smoked tea, bitter chocolate and the obligatory hints of mint. Unusual and extremely interesting, exactly the opposite of its sibling Id say. Something very Chinese, whatever that means.
powerful of course, but sort of drinkable Id say. Praline, jam, chocolate… No, no, this is too hot. Water is obligatory unless you take just a pinhead at a time (do you say that in English?) With water: oh yes, that was needed. Gets amazingly compact yet rich, on a whole cortege of dried and crystallised fruits (notably oranges, figs, lemons and dates) plus an unexpected smokiness. Smoked dried fruits (somebody should invent that)
long, with the rubber returning now, as well as the notes of gunpowder. Not that I ever ate gunpowder, eh! Comment:a complex, rich and highly entertaining