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Tomintoul 16 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Tomintoul 16 Year Old

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Tomintoul 16 Bottling Note

This is the 16 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Tomintoul distillery, matured in selected bourbon casks. It was crafted by fourth generation distiller, Robert Fleming. Rather elegant and flavoursome, this one.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Medium-bodied and punchy. There are notes of stemmy cut hay and dried grasses, a leafy green note and a touch of rooty earth and fudge.

Palate: Notes of boiled sweets, espresso, mochaccino, ground almonds and granary toast with melted butter. Vanilla fudge and thick cream.

Finish: The finish is of good length with notes almond and barley sugar.

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Tomintoul 16 Year Old Reviews


Good but not particularly exciting - quite thin even, but a great start for someone new to whisky or enjoys a milder flavour. It is smooth and a great aperitif. Pretty good value at under £42.

3rd September 2020


One of my favorites. No peat and easy gentle taste

25th July 2020

Smooth and mellow

If you're looking for a reasonably aged, smooth and mellow Speyside dram at a very reasonable price, then this may well be for you. Ok, it's not prefect - it's only 40%, is chillfiltered and is not natural colour but it does go down well and taste good. It's not my usual type of dram but i have to admit that I did enjoy it.

7th June 2020

The very best !

This has been my go to scotch for several years. A consistent almond finish almost sherryish. Sadly it is becoming very difficult to find in the U.S. This may finally nudge us into a distillery visit. We think it is underrated and undervalued in scotch circles. Deserving of the highest praise !

27th December 2019

Lovely dram

I discovered the Tomintoul range a few years back, the 16yr old is lovely dram easy to take, and one that I find fabulous value for money. I've had more expensive whisky, that is nowhere near as drinkable as this.

6th December 2019

Late spring with vanilla

Just had my first dram. Easy on the palate. Doesn't overwhelm and very enjoyable. Smooth vanilla with a late spring taste. About to have a second to flush out some of the other notes. Medium finish.

17th June 2019

I want more please.

Wish I could get this 16 year old delicious, smooth whisky in Cambridge Ontario. Not available at LCBO and you don't ship here, sadly.

9th November 2018

The smoothest I’ve had

Having tried dozens of different single malts over the years, with a taste that runs heavily toward the Speysides, I must say that this is a beautiful whiskey which can be enjoyed at a price that doesn’t put it out of reach for the average drinker. In fact, if I could only buy one single malt the rest of my life (as opposed to some fantasy of being given anything out there), this would be the one.

10th August 2018

You may not like it but you’ll never convince me that you think it’s the worst.

I’m only disappointed that since my introduction some 10 years ago, I’ve had difficulty finding it, keeping it and giving it up! I prefer it over my $300 and even a more recent much higher price bottle! Always keep one in the cellar!

23rd February 2018

It may not be the best but none is better.

It’s excellent. Very Smooth Very similar to glenlevet As for the 26 year olds comment. What you know at 26 you can put in an ants asshole and have room left over. Excellent single malt scotch.

4th December 2017

Outstanding !

Absolutely amazing, If you like Oban 14 then is even better. Much better than many others at much higher prices. Cant say enough about the 16. I may try others but I will never be out of Tomintoul 16

24th July 2017

Best gift yet

My brother gifted me a bottle and changed what I drink forever. I was content with a rather good blended Scotch until the fateful night when we shared a dram of Tomintoul 16 that he had just given me. I cherish my brother and this whiskey.

24th December 2016

The best non-peated whiskey on this planet.

If you are looking for a smooth, slightly sweet, aromatic whisky then this is your best bet. For the price honestly this cannot be beat. I'm a big fan of Oban 14 and anything Ardbeg (to give you an idea of general taste) but when I want something smooth I go for Tomintoul 16. Anyone saying this is a 1 star whisky either got one bad bottle or has exceptionally poor taste.

21st November 2016

Nice, but maybe not memorable

Light, bright, easy to drink, and with no off-flavours, this is a nice dram to share with people who haven't developed a more sophisticated whisky palette. I believe it would make a great base for a blended whisky, but it lacks the distinctive character to be a truly memorable single malt. Not sure I'd buy it again, but I did quite enjoy it while I had it, and went through it rather quickly as it's such a pleasant and palatable drink.

3rd November 2016


Lovely 16 - Silky smooth all on its lonesome - leave the water in the tap & enjoy!

15th October 2016

Balanced mixed bag on nose

Complex , opens up on adding little water.. shows some fruits & medium body.. pleasant fruity not honeyed but very subtle at back of palate

2nd July 2016

The Malt to Cherish

The range of this Malt just goes from great to fabulous
I was lucky quite a few years ago to have the enormous pleasure of tasting a 25 year old and will NEVER forget the fabulous taste unfortunately being an OAP probably will never get that chance again.
A Malt among Malts with a taste of the heavens !!!!!

7th March 2016



27th December 2015

Received as a gift

I never have been much of a scotch drinker. I didn't like the peaty aftertaste but this scotch is really good. Goes down smooth and has a nice finish.

27th December 2015

Mr Om Gupta

About ten years ago I was visiting Speyside and came across one small brewary and it was Tomitoul. I visited the brewary and tasted 16 years old tomintoul.I found it very tasting and very smooth going through the throat very nicely. I think it s a Rolls Royce of whiskeys. Since then I am only drinking Tomitoul

23rd December 2015


The worst 16 I ever tasted. Anonimous.

3rd October 2015

Very, Very Good.

Tried the 10 year old when last I was in Moray. Liked it; and wanted to buy another. Baxters only had the 16yo so got that instead. Absolutely delicious! Not heavy, sweet and rolls around the mouth beautifully. The previous reviewer must have had a curry for his birthday meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30th August 2015


I was given a bottle for my 26th birthday, I am a massive fan of spey whiskeys, single malts and have been for years. In my opinion (as this is a review and i am being honest), this is by far one of the worst from the spey area, to me it was sour with an off flavour that I can only describe as fishy. Everyone I have shared it with also tells me there is something off about it and rejected when i offered them more. I would seriously question the recommendations of anyone who enjoys this whiskey. Be warned.

5th August 2015

Smooth as silk

Lovely and smooth. Leaves the mouth tasting like honey.

16th July 2015

fuckin idiot

Apple cider review... You have no fuckin clue. I have been a heavy drinker of whisky all my life and this dram is amoungst the best. Crawl back under your stone you pathetic excuse for an ape.

1st July 2015

God taste

first time to taste ... very smooth and god taste I did like ... my friends too

6th June 2015

Tried and liked

Opened up nicely in the glass.

15th February 2015

Site de confiance

Expédition rapide et très soignée, excellent suivi du colis. Je recommande !

11th December 2014

great scotch for the price

This is most certainly a wonderful scotch for the price. It was $60 in upstate ny, got home, sat down after dinner with a bit in a glass, and it didnt have a bit, some fruity and earthy undertones, and a semi-sweet aroma. I certainly will keep on hand.

18th November 2014


It's good, nothing more than that. I did not find this to be exciting, but I did like it. For the price, it would make a good everyday whisky.

24th October 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar you drank

At under $52/.75L you can't go wrong with this flavour. The dude/-dette, who posted "apple cider" "review" below must have drunk vinegar. Or, s/he has no clue.

15th August 2014

It is my favorite

After playing the Pipes, we pass around the flasks. The Tomintoul wins every time. It is very smooth, has almost no bite and the most wonderful follow-up. It is worth every penny and will always be my drink of choice!

24th January 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar

This is truly one of the worst scotches I have bought in years. Abominable, sour, surly and not even close to being a "gentle dram" unless you like sucking on rotten apples and spitting out the foetid seeds in your Glencairn glass.

8th August 2013


Very smooth ! First place for sure!

20th April 2013


in un mio viaggio a Londra ebbi modo di assaggiare e quindi acquistare questo whisky che reputo molto buono nel sapore, successivamente ho continuato ad acquistare tramite amici che si recavano a Londra , ora però vedo che c'è la possibilità di ordinarlo via internet e questo sarà per me un servizio che non tralascerò di utilizzare. grazie e complimenti

17th December 2012

Pretty good

The Tomintoul 16 is great value for money - I don't think any other 16 year-old whiskies are available at this great price. Upon tasting it, I could see why they call it 'the gentle dram' - lots of subtle fruit flavours, but by no means uninteresting. A very pleasant, unassuming malt.

22nd June 2012

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