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Tomintoul 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $129.99
$110. 00
$1320.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%

"Confirms Tomintoul's ability to dice with greatness." - Jim Murray

Tomintoul promotes itself as “The Gentle Dram,” which is appropriate for the house style. This one's aged fully in Bourbon casks, with no finishing. Gobstopper and subtle orchard fruit aromas are evident in the first pass, added freshness with fruity malt and vanilla emphasised in the second. The profile pretty much repeats on the palate: Fruity, gently spicy, semi-sweet, middle weighted, vibrant and ultra-pure as Tomintoul typically is. The finish is lipsmacking and dry, with grain-biscuit and light pepper in the fade. A better than average everyday pleasure. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Confirms Tomintoul's ability to dice with greatness. 94.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021

...The nose is initially a little hot, with notes of sweet cereal and fresh brioche — with hints of vanilla. On the palate: toasty grain, gentle caramel, a hint of licorice and cloves, and a drying finish. It’s almost vegetal at times, but not in a bad way — the whisky goes into a world of carrots and eggplant(?) — before coming out the other side with the essence of a corn meal fish fry. It’s nothing fancy — at all — but all I can say is I sure did drink a lot of it trying to figure that out. - drinkhacker.com

Light honey hue. Lovely, understated opening bouquet highlights the freshness of the malt in a gently sweet, almost honeyed way; aeration deepens the honey aspect and adds nuances of pine needle and sugar biscuits. Palate entry is honey sweet and amiable, then at midpalate the taste profile accelerates into a semi-rich honey, maple-like flavor that’s approachable and easy. Finish is long, moderately sweet and velvety. A solid introductory, medium-bodied, flowery/fruity Speyside malt. 85-89 points - winenthusiast.com

The "Gentle Dram," it says on the bottle’s label, and it certainly is one of the gentler whiskies in Speyside. It’s a fragrant whisky too with a firm malty foundation, fruit gum drops and caramel. Subtle notes of almond and anise helped keep my interest, as did its soft, subtle wood spice finish. Very easy to drink too! 86 points - whiskyadvocate.com (Fall 2004)