Tomintoul 16 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Tomintoul 16 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £42.75 £35.63 ex VAT (£61.07 per litre)
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Long known as 'the gentle dram' Tomintoul 16yo is soft and nutty, with a pleasant richness. A Gold Medal winner at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), this is a cracking dram for the money.

Distillery Bottling
16 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Custard Custard

Tomintoul 16 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • 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.

  • Tasting Notes by CLASS Magazine

    • Appearance:

      Clear, mid golden yellow with bright gold highlights.

    • Aroma:

      Light and fragrant green apple skin and freshly cut pear flesh with linseed balsawood and barley water.

    • Taste:

      Stewed cider apple, pear skin, sweet barley, light and thin vanilla custard, delicate spice and faint candied mandarin peel.

    • Aftertaste:

      Malty succulent crisp pear with light cinnamon spice and cream-of-soda vanilla. Faint whips of smoke. Light, fruity, fresh and rewarding.

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22 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    21 January

    A good value in non-peated whisky. Very smooth and gentle, its definitely a good choice for single malt novices.

  • 5
    10 December 2018

    A really nice smooth single malt at a good price. Recommend people try most tomintoul not had a bad one yet..

  • 5
    30 August 2018

    A really gentle dram - vanilla, cinnamon - a smoooth single malt, value for money!!

  • 5
    15 May 2018

    Lovely gentle dram I came across whilst on a business trip to Edinburgh. Had to buy a bottle. Perfect for summer evenings.

  • 5
    8 April 2018

    It was one of the smoothest I have ever tried. The price is perfect for how good this is.

  • 5
    9 January 2018

    I must say I am not sure why but I always had a attidute fron what I read that I thought even without tasting it that Tomintoul was a average scotch. I decided to take the plunge because it was offeredto me as a sale with a whisky I liked. Boy was I suprised it is really good. Lovely Amber Gold color. Very fruity and a little sweet. Very pleasant to drink. Defenitly has some strength for a 16 year old but not to much. Very decent dramm!

  • 5
    25 June 2017

    One of the smoothest single malts scotch I have tasted. World Class! subtle but distinctive notes.

  • 5
    5 February 2017

    smooth ...easy to drink...

  • 4
    14 July 2016

    One of the nicest malts I've tried ( not found a bad one yet) brought on the way out to Abu Dhabi silly mistake put in ruck sack on way home and lost it at customs! So brought another bottle on arriving in back in blightey enjoyed soft and gentle taste

  • 5
    26 June 2016

    Truly Nectar of the Gods

  • 5
    8 December 2015

    My favourite whisky, along with the 21yr and Dalwhinnie. Gorgeous.

  • 4
    8 November 2015

    A lovely whisky for the money. Smooth, full of soft fruit and spice flavours. I only wish they would bottle it at 43% or 46% for that added flavour. Brilliant!

  • 5
    1 August 2015

    I gave this as a birthday present to my stepdad last year and I don''t think I''ve ever had a gift so completely enjoyed by someone before. He has a hard time drinking anything else now. His face completely lights up just talking about how much he loves this Scotch.

  • 5
    4 August 2014

    I have bought a few of these now, for personal consumption and for gifts, and always get glowing feedback from the recipients. To my mind and palette, got to be one of the best whiskeys in this price range. Exceptional

  • evs 12 January 2014

    Excellent whisky, very easy drinking. Surprised just how sweet it was. Will certainly be buying again. The whisky bible rates this higher than the 21yr old, which is why I chose it. You can't go far with this, smooth, sweet and very drinkable.

  • Gitahi 9 September 2013

    I have to concur with the others, this is one superior whiskey. No burn, just bliss gliding down your throat. I am truly envious of those who can get a steady supply of Tomintoul, I have to scour the earth for it...but it's worth it!

  • J shaw 19 May 2013

    Excellent. Simply excellent for the price.

  • Andy Hazeldine 4 November 2012

    I first came across this marvelous malt in 2005 and have bought at least one bottle every time I visit a whisky shop. I love a nice single malt and for me this is probably one of the best.I would recomend this to anyone.

  • Anonymous 1 August 2012

    Possibly the best 16 YO Speyside Single Malt for the money.

  • Jim Mooney 17 March 2012

    I bought this for a friend's Birthday and he kindly shared a glass with me. WOW! This is so smooth, and nice, and smooth, (did I say smooth?) that I now have just got to buy at least one for myself! Some whiskys catch at or burn in your throat. but not this one, which just slips down nice and gentle...

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