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Tomintoul 16 Year Old

A Jewel Of Tomintoul

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@WhiskyApostleReview by @WhiskyApostle

9th Jul 2009

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The color on this is golden honey like jewel quality amber (it spent some time in a sherry cask). The nose is floral almost like a ladies perfume. I got the image of laundry drying on a line in a field of lavender when I inhaled deeply. The flavor was robust but balanced with wonderful honey notes. Unfortunately, the distillery has changed hands since this bottling, so who’s to say what the future will hold for Tomintoul.

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4 comments

@SuwanneeJoe
SuwanneeJoe commented

I concur with your high rating. The taste is very smooth, "the gentle dram." I also enjoyed the sea spray on the nose.

11 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

Really? Most of the reviews I've read online say this bottle is sharp, bitter and less than desirable. I'm wondering if an older bottling was better. Are all of the T 16's bottled on the same year?

8 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

Well, I should have listen to my own comment. Drat! I forgot I wrote that! Got a bottle of the Tomintoul 16 last week and opened it yesterday. It is truly the worst bottle I have opened in years. Cheers! I can only assume this bottle of sour barley that I am trying to drink from is dramatically different from the one you reviewed four and half years ago.

7 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

There is no "sea spray" on this nose, SuwanneeJoe. None at all. It smells like rotten apples to me.

7 years ago 0

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