Tomatin 2006

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Selected Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
11 years old
1st Fill Sherry
Number of bottles
58.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Royal Mile Whiskies
Added on
21 Feb 2018 11:29 pm by borninastorm
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.49

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 2006

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.36 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This 11 year old single cask Tomatin is quite stimulating, though to my palate, not the complete experience until a little water is added. Without dilution, the sherry cask runs riot here, and whilst fruity, dark and deep with sherry, bitterness levels are strikingly high. A few drops of water tempers this quite successfully and reveals this whiskies best characteristics – its underlying meaty, vegetal and earthy aromas and flavours. It’s a shame that one has to dig for these – but digging is nevertheless worthwhile – once you get beyond the sherry bomb characteristics of this whisky, there are buried complexities here that are well worth spending some time with

    • Nose
      Dark sweet and richly sherried. Masses of toffee, butterscotch and treacle come together with stewed berries (particularly raspberries), plums and damsons for a darkly sweet opening. Deeper aromas of leather, hazelnuts and chocolates provide ample support. There’s some underlying meatiness and vegetation here – herbed sausages with fresh golden tobaccos. The addition of water brings out the sherry influence much more overtly, adding cake and raisins, as well as revealing some natural earthiness – moist soils and forest leaves.
    • Taste
      Full, viscous and oily on arrival, this is nowhere near as sweet as the nose would suggest. A wave of sour lemons and wood combine with bitter berries and spices (ginger, anise and pepper). Over reduced cinder toffee, burnt caramel and dark chocolate are joined by balsamic vinegar, leather and nuttiness. There’s some struck match here, not a lot, but perceptible. A dash of water greatly improves this whisky, reducing the bitterness and allowing meat and vegetation to shine once again – beef stock and greenhouse produce – tomatoes and asparagus.
    • Finish
      Long, quite drying and packed full of bitter fruit and dusty spices. Water transforms the finish, reducing it in length slightly, but smoothing over much of the astringency.


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