Tomintoul Whisky Maker Robert Fleming’s 30th Anniversary Celebrated With New Scotch

By Hannah Kanik / February 13, 2021

Tomintoul Distillery in Scotland marked whisky maker Robert Flemming’s 30th anniversary at the distillery recently with two very special bottlings of 30-year-old Tomintoul Single Malt.  His long experience, skill and passion for whisky, it is said, has shaped the success of the Tomintoul Single Malt. He comes from a long line of whisky makers from the Speyside region. 

The First Edition of the release “Robert Flemming 30th Anniversary” is noted as being a complex, yet balanced single malt that spent its first 20 years in a bourbon cask before sitting in Oloroso sherry butt for its last 10 years. 

Tomintoul Robert Fleming 30th Anniversary

First Edition of the release “Robert Flemming 30th Anniversary” (image via Tomintoul)

“It gives me great pride to put my name to this exceptional single malt, which was matured in a cask that I personally selected in Jerez, Spain. Rare and complex, this is a stunning example of the unique style of whisky that we make at Tomintoul Distillery,” Robert Fleming, Master Distiller said in a prepared statement.

The Robert Flemming 30th Anniversary is bottled at 49.7% ABV. There was no immediate mention of how many bottles were released, and you’ll find some official tasting notes below.

  • Nose: rich and pronounced with aromas of creme caramel and Christmas spices mingled with sultanas and candied peel
  • Palate: Stewed green apples, milk chocolate, dates and raisins, bound in sweet cake spices and nutty toasted oak, with background hints of chamomile and fireplace soot.
  • Finish: notes of Brazil nut toffee and toasted cinnamon bagels face into a long, dried fruit linger