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