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Overall rating
81.20/100
votes
91
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021349700029
Added on
29 Apr 2015 5:36 pm by Bachess

Average value

€ 50,77

5 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

200 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 16-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.20 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 81 points Administrator

    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.

    RATING: 3.2/5.0 stars ≙ 81 pts → AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Interesting enough in aroma, but completely empty in taste and aftertaste.
    • Nose
      Custard, fudge, rum baba, fruits and young bark.
    • Taste
      Sweet, bready, with a clear citrus component, with hints of oak in the distance.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, dry and sweet, with a high content of citrus and malt tones.

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2018
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sophisticated.
    • Nose
      Soft fruit to the fore. Hints of hazelnut and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Hallmark lightness embraces a capacious flavour of nutty malted barley that extends to an inkling of spice and complex oak traits.
    • Finish
      Velvety at first, morphing into a spicy finale.

  5. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    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.

  6. RR60 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    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.

  7. AndyJA scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A great value for money easy drinking malt
    • Nose
      84 84
      A promise of Dark fruits and a hint of Cherry, i liked its balanced not overpowering nose
    • Taste
      80 80
      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.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Overall a fine uncomplicated enjoyable malt, I didn't bother with any drops of water as I was savouring it just as it came

      good value for money

  8. RobIsrael scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    2014 bottle code
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  9. Nosingbär scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. Nosingbär scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    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
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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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