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Tomintoul 16 year old, 40%

Price: $40 Issue: Fall 2004 Reviewer: John Hansell

The "Gentle Dram," it says on the bottle's label, and it certainly is one of the gentler whiskies in Speyside. It's a fragrant whisky too with a firm malty foundation, fruit gum drops and caramel. Subtle notes of almond and anise helped keep my interest, as did its soft, subtle wood spice finish. Very easy to drink too!