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The second entry in our month of Tomintoul, we have the 16y. There’s… not too much to say that we didn’t cover last time, it’s the same whisky, just from longer ago. Iteration is the highest form of… something. Probably. Here’s what we thought:

nose
Dan – savory mash, sherry, cranberry
Simon – fuller, slightly soapy, slight smoke, red cherries
Goran – fuller, more sugar, chocolate

neat
Dan – Creme Brulee esque caramel, pipe tobacco, coffee/irish cream
Simon – thinner than expected, honey, mellow tobacco, red fruit
Goran – more chocolate, light but well rounded flavour, not much fruit

finish
Dan – Short, thin,
Simon – large chest warmth, lingering honey
Goran – short, very light burn; nutty finish, some orange

splash
Dan – disappears and becomes bland
Simon – too thin, flavour still there but lost
Goran – not necessary but adds floral sweetness

overall
Dan –  7/10
Simon – 7.3/10
Goran –  8/10

Tomintoul Speyside 16y – 40% 50ml – $117.95 – Speyside

Try it? Yes. Buy it? No.

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