What happens when a 'blend filler' distillery starts to bottle Single Malts? Right, they get a problem with the caliber of their casks (mainly refill ex-bourbon). Luckily, Tomintoul 16 is more sherry-influenced than its 10-year-old brother. On the nose, you get dark fruits with hints of walnuts and marzipan, heather honey and very distant peatiness. The taste is light and sweet with grainy citrus, cornflakes and some crisp oak. Vanilla, spices and mild tannins accompany the modest finish. An easy sipper that appears younger than the age statement suggests.
A good sample, I tried in Yalta for tasting, on the nose bourbon caramel everything is quite simple. The taste is also sweet and light, for 16 years it would not have given him, it is rather weak, but drinkable.
I must confess, I am disappointed in this whisky. Despite the 16 years he has matured, he remains very simple. The nose is not really pronounced, I have only a little "errichen" can. The taste is limited. There is not much to report. Also the finish is short, and the whisky quickly forgotten.
A promise of Dark fruits and a hint of Cherry, i liked its balanced not overpowering nose
What the nose promised, a light body with a thinner feel in the mouth than some whiskies, not a criticism just a difference
I get a taste of raisins with a subtle blend of a light sherry characteristic and no overpowering wood notes. I'd tried a miniature and it had a nutty characteristic but not getting it from the bigger bottle.
Overall a fine uncomplicated enjoyable malt, I didn't bother with any drops of water as I was savouring it just as it came
One gets the impression that this malt was stored in weak bourbon barrels. The basic character is appealing, that could have been a nice ex-bourbon malt. In the current presentation, he is simply weak. He would go through just as average 12-year-old, but 16 years and 50 euros set higher standards than what you get here. The seasoning seems slurred and unappealing. 80/100. Leaves the impression that weak ex-bourbon barrels have been used for maturation. Presently, the presentation is weak and in the event of a 16-yo painting for 50 bucks. In a blind tasting I'd probably guess this a 12 year old. The spicyness seems weak and almost unpleasant. 80/100
Restrained but beautiful herbal intensive, fresh, light and fruity. Vanilla. Pear. Yellow, sweet apple. Honey. Becomes more open with time, darker, spicy, intense, sweet malt. Later mild citrus notes. Restrained. Pleasant herb-note, fresh fruits. Vanilla. Pear. Sweet, yellow apples. Honey. Opens up with time, becomes darker, more spicy, more intense. Sweet malt. Even later, mild citrus notes.
mild, evolution from sweet to dry. Honey, apple. Bitter notes, from the herb corner. mild, not to say weak, development from sweet to dry. Honey, apples. Bitter notes, herb-like.
Something spicy, dry honey and malt remain in the mouth for a while. A bit spicy, dry honey and malt remain after swallowing for some time.
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