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TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Spotman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:53 pm

Have any of you guys tried this stuff? I used to think that there isn't a bottle of Scotch that I didn't like. Well, I can't say that anymore. I bought a bottle for 30 bucks, which was cheap for a 16 yr. old. Now I see why the low price. The nose alone is enough to make me reconsider drinking the stuff. The taste is off putting, as well. It's hard to describe, but I could say it's sort of skunky tasting. Could it just be a bad bottle.......cask..........year?
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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Drammed » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:37 am

Isn't this distillery used primarily as a blend component?
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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Lawrence » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:50 pm

Hmmm, are we talking about the same whisky? I've had it several times recently and thought is was very good. I'm tasting it again at a Angus Dundee tasting on Saturday and will report back.
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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:37 am

Lawrence:
I've both the 12 and the 16 in the Lair, please let us know how the tasting goes as I'm mulling over a whisky for New Years Eve.

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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Lawrence » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:48 pm

Hi again, we had the tasting on Saturday night;

Tomintoul 10
Glencadam 10
Tomintoul 16
Glencadam 15
Tomintoul 12 Oloroso
Tomintoul Peaty Tang

I thought they were all very nice and this is the second tasting with this line in the last few months. The Tomintoul very much live up to their slogan of 'the gentle dram' but I think they are great whiskies but also think the Peaty Tang could use a bit more ageing. The local agent was spot on with his whisky facts and was careful not to tell people what was in the glass, all in all a first class presentation with a series of whiskies I am happy to see more and more of.
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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Lawrence » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:54 pm

Drammed wrote:Isn't this distillery used primarily as a blend component?


This is correct and is also true for most distilleries. I think Bruichladdich and Ardbeg are the most visible exceptions who do not provide any malt for blending.
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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:24 pm

They were all mainly for blending until the owners realised there was money to be made selling them as singles. I don't believe that the proportion of a whisky that goes for blending is an indicator of its quality. I also think that Tomintoul is under-rated. More of a drinking malt than an in-your-face dram.
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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:29 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:Lawrence:
I've both the 12 and the 16 in the Lair, please let us know how the tasting goes as I'm mulling over a whisky for New Years Eve.

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I drank a bottle of the 12yo Oloroso and really enjoyed its mild mannered charm Musky. However, that 'limited bottling' seems to have gone a very long way so there may be more than one batch.
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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Spotman » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:38 pm

After consuming most of the bottle, I find it to taste very similar to Jura, "Superstition" and the new Dalmore 12. What is that flavour they share, I can't put my finger on it? Of course, I'll finish all three of them, but I'm not going to buy them any more. Thankfully, there are plenty of more single malts to enjoy. I haven't researched it yet, but I wonder if all three are from the same area in Scotland? What is that taste similar to all three? toffee?
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Re: TOMINTOUL 16

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:57 pm

Tomintoul - Speyside
Dalmore - northern Highland
Jura - Hebrides (western side)
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