Malt of the Month: January 2017

We choose our Malt of the Month to highlight some of the great whiskies of the world. Some are well known, some less so, but you can be certain that if it's our Malt of the Month, then you won't be disappointed. This month we've chosen:

The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Tomintoul 16 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Tomintoul 16 Year Old

16 Year Old

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Tomintoul 16 Year Old is known as 'the gentle dram'. Aged in bourbon casks, it's rich, nutty and spicy with notes of almonds, vanilla and a buttery texture. The distillery may be one of Speyside's lesser-known producers, but it produces some cracking whiskies such as this which offer great value for money.


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Tasting Notes

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From the producer

  • Colour: Amber gold.
  • Nose: Soft fruits with hints of hazelnut and vanilla.
  • Palate: Full flavour, nutty with spicy overtones.
  • Finish: Creamy and velvety at first with, a spicy finish.



    About Tomintoul

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    Tomintoul is a young distillery in Scottish terms, only built in 1964 by whisky-broking companies Haig & Macleod and W&S Strong. For most of its life, its main purpose has been to product malt whisky for blends, and single malt production remains low. Now under the ownership of Angus Dundee, the distillery's whiskies continue to gain recognition, and a peated malt, Old Ballantruan, is also produced here.