Dunville’s Aged 12 Years – Belfast Whiskey Week 2021 Bottling

I can only imagine how nervous Shane Braniff would have been when he revived the legnedary Dunville’s brand in 2012 at his new Echlinville distillery. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, winning a host of awards. Among these have been several for the 12-year-old PX finished single cask Dunville’s released for Belfast Whiskey Week 2021, which we will take a look at today.

Tomintoul Cigar Malt and 15-Year-Old – not your typical Tomintoul!

Tomintoul bills itself as “the Gentle Dram”, and while we enjoyed the 10-Year-Old, we were a little underwhelmed by some of the older offerings, which were a bit too gentle for our taste. Recently, Iain Forteath and the Angus Dundee team were gracious enough to host us for another virtual tasting, which included two Tomintouls that were far from the distillery’s usual offerings. These were their Cigar Malt, a heavily sherried expression designed as the perfect accompaniment for a cigar, and the 15-Year-Old, which has spent three years in a port barrel. Not being matured solely in ex-bourbon casks, these both seemed like promising deviations from Tomintoul’s usual whiskies.