This Tomintoul Seiridh has been on the market since 2019 and is yearly released as a new batch. The first batch was 6000 copies, but in the meantime, this number has doubled. A good sign, I think, and since I’m not very familiar with Tomintoul and haven’t reviewed much, except for these two old indie bottlings, it’s time to get acquainted with an original bottling.

The name Seiridh means Sherry in Gaelic, but it hasn’t completely matured in sherry casks. It only has had a finish in 1st fill Oloroso sherry casks after it has matured in ex-bourbon casks for a certain time. Bottled at 40% strength, like most in Tomintoul’s core range.

Tomintoul Seiridh tasting notes:

Nose: a few sherry tones at first. Dried fruits, such as raisins. A note of black cherries and a little bit of honey. But it’s not very pronounced. There’s a touch of vanilla and a floral note in the back. Nutmeg too.

Taste: very watery and flat. I can hardly get anything out of it. Honey and cherry candies and a faint hint of blueberries. Milk chocolate. Caramel fudge and vanilla. Nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon.

Finish: short, flat and a little bit dry, with nutmeg, cherry candies and blueberries.

The title The Gentle Dram really does justice to this Tomintoul, because gentle it certainly is. Maybe a little too gentle because there isn’t much in it. I was hoping to get a little more out of it. The nose itself is still ok, but in the taste and finish it becomes rather one-dimensional and flat. It’s very drinkable though, that’s for sure but it’s not something for me, unfortunately. It just misses something.

Bottle provided by De Monnik Dranken.