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Tomatin 15-year-old

Overall rating
80.51/100
votes
195
Whiskybase ID
WB11381
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
03 nov 2009 9:30 am

Average value

€ 49.99

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 15-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.51 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Tasted from a trio of the standard releases - 12/15/18.
    It's a Highland malt, matured in traditional Scotch Whisky Casks...

    This one is a little too easy drinking. It's in your glass then poof it's gone. Nothing deep and perplexing here but nothing off-putting either. A good daily drinker.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Nose is immediately creamy, soft and malty. There's that typical Tomatin nose, something really sweet with a twist of something funky and a touch of Jujubes for me. (That's a soft squishy fruit flavored candy). A hint of green stick and minerality, some soft cask char and acidity there, but sweet seems to be the word of the day. It's bright and fresh.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Light, soft and approachable. That astringent note runs through the spirit though, sort of cutting the sweetness down with dry oak and some tannic bitterness. It's creamy vanilla oak and a touch spirity. There's a bit of herbal bitters in the bottom and touch of florals as it moves towards the finish.
    • Finish
      76 76
      The finish is rather short on this one. Lots of creamy oaky vanilla ice cream and touches of tannins, earl grey tea and jasmine as it rolls around. Hints of wildflowers mingle with honey and some candied citrus.

  2. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 52 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      50 50

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Spiceweasel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Not bad, for a 15 year old but not that hoped for. Already had much better Tomatin in the glass
    • Nose
      Simple malt, sweet nose, vanilla notes, biscuit, malt and light fruitiness.
    • Taste
      The taste is found again, without giving a special flavor.
    • Finish
      The appendage is quite short and late comes a slight gum. Unusual....

  6. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      first a fruity and mentholy fresh note, then grapefruit. Nose is quite light but present, vanilla and some keksteig, to coconut notes. after a few minutes mandarins join.
    • Taste
      soft and mild taste, creamy and slightly buttery, citrus freshness which is replaced by delicate spice and then some bitterness.
    • Finish
      The departure is quite short and easy.

  7. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Gain flavor with some water & relax after a busy day. With a decent splash of water also what a balmy summer evening.
    • Nose
      Malt, freshly sawn wood, menthol. From scratch, a small lemony fragrance & the touch of freshly cut cereal and a hint of caramel. With water there are new oak beams. A slight hint of mint surrounds a distant fruit bowl and a nearly empty sachet of chocolate powder.
    • Taste
      A mouthfeel, as befits a broad-shouldered malt like Tomatin: clear, defined & relatively firm. The taste reveals a bit of malt, fresh oak beams, notes of caramel and finally white pepper. Strangely enough, malt and oak hide tiny tiny notes of wine. A second tasting a few weeks later confirmed this again. With water, the wine splashes are gone. The whisky is sweet with a clear caramel and some oak. The sweetness is rounded off with a small spoon of honey and as a counterpoint to a prisae of white moist pepper.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the 15-year-old shows all his qualities. On the left a good pinch of pepper, in the middle soft notes of oak and on the right a few spices. The whole thing revolves around toffee and a hint of vanilla. The peppery pungency keeps well & long. With water, a small custard floats over a piece of hard caramel, while the tongue is pleasantly spicy covered by white pepper & fresh wood notes,

  8. Tony-Port Lady did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Goethe scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A very simple Tomatin, like the Legacy and the 12 year old. Quite refillish and more alcoholic than younger versions.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Vanilla, citrus, tropical fruits, hints of honey.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, apples, oranges, dried fruits, some wild honey on a wood stick.
    • Finish
      Medium. Some fruity tannins getting dry.

  10. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity and light. Ripe green and yellow fruit, banana, acetone notes, mild vanilla, mild citrus, and watery honey. 
    • Taste
      Elegant. Mild drying spice up front with watery honey, banana, and yellow fruit. 
    • Finish
      Diaphanous. Drying medium finish with a hint of spice and sweet

  11. ApricotOne scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: citrus, vanilla, oak, ripe fruits
    Taste: fruity, spicy, apricot, orange, packed in oak
    Finish: medium long, bitter oak, malt

  13. Sandman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    My notes from 20-4-2014
    • Nose
      Pear, citrus, orange, vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      A lot of soft fruit, caramel and apricot
    • Finish
      Long, soft, fresh, hints of flowers and oiliness in the throat

  14. Blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice malt, for me over 12 years. It has enough to please anyone. It is certainly lacking in madness and complexity, but difficult to miss it, given its total lack of defect.
    • Nose
      Apple of course, as almost always at Tomatin. Pear too, a little white reason. It's very fruity, even more so than the 12 year old, with perhaps a more floral touch. It's quite fresh and subtle. Elegant and at the same time quite simple, but pleasant. Clearly not below despite its 43%.
    • Taste
      Honey, always this alliance apple pear comes back, then more aromas of heather and cut grass. It's super cool, not so light you might think. A bit of nuts too.
    • Finish
      Medium, more on stewed fruits, a sweet touch in the finish. Friendly.

  15. deleo07 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind sample from Pieter Sap, 83 points.
    • Nose
      Grassy, fruity, white nectarine, ripe white peach. 
    • Taste
      Some more grass, peppery, fruitiness disappears
    • Finish
      Fruitiness comes back, pepper. After a few minutes in the glass, oiliness appears.

  16. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. notesofmalt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tomatin 15 years, original bottling; 43% alc.
    Region: Highlands, Scotland

    Nose: In the nose, citrus flavors first open: lemon juice and orange rub, grapefruit. Behind it pagan seeds appear, some honey, a little heather. All in all, the nose is rounded off by vanilla.
    ...
    Palate: Here comes something of the age, very pleasantly fruity. Apricots and peaches, again some orange, which stays longer on the palate. The honey of the nose is slightly thicker.

    Finish: Long and fruity, only a light oak is noticeable.

    Conclusion: I would rather attribute the nose to a young Speysider, not a Highland whisky. The whisky is very harmonious, palate and finish I really liked.

    82/100 points (tasted 2013, approx. 45,00 €) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  18. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very fresh and light. Somewhat unbalanced. Malty, fruity with a light smoke.
    • Taste
      Somewhat richer than the nose. With apples, pears, dried fruit and a bitterness that can be felt from start to finish
    • Finish
      The bitterness is now stronger and alternates with barley malt.

  19. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    nose: light and fruity. a little oaky vanilla and some citrus

    Intitial taste: again some sour fruits, not unpleasant.

    Body: not much a little oily

    Finish: medium with some fruity candy's in the background. a little dry

    Price: this one is discontinued, prices will rise, don't pay more than 50 euro imho.

    Presentation: sober but decent. Strange thing is it's a quite pale whisky and yet there is caramel in it....

    Comment: this is an easy drinking whisky. Good for starters or as appetizer.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  20. nwipusr scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    One of the first single malts I bought. When the bottle was freshly opened I liked the clean fresh taste. Now that it is open for several months I find the taste quite alcoholic. A bit more sharp than before.

  21. lauwensm scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    One of my favorite day to day whiskies. It is well balanced, fruity and easy to drink and nice oak flavors.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  22. Maltm8 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Very well balanced, under appreciated whisky. Good influence of the oak. It gives a nose that is clean, malty and sweet vanilla (oaky). The flavour and aftertaste makes good on the promise.

    Although maybe less challenging, I quite like it. If you are just starting or enjoying blends and looking for an easy access unpeated Single malt Scotch whisky, I can recommend you this one. Good value too.

  23. Alex scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Balanced in it's straight forward style, just lacking complexity.
    • Nose
      Fruity on pears and apples. Floral, honey. Smooth. Clean.
    • Taste
      Very fruity and quite spicy (peppery). Dry on herbs. Straight forward.
    • Finish
      Medium long, warming, spicy and malty tones.

  24. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

     
    • Nose
      Sweet and pleasant aromas of vanilla, oak, toffee, grain and light tones of herbs.
    • Taste
      Soft and fruity flavors with hints of butter, soft honey and apricots followed by sweet vanilla and rich oak. Slight hints of hazelnuts can be observed, very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Soft and sweet aftertaste of malt and vanilla

  25. Master Quill scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    From Tomatin.com:

    This newest edition to the range was released in August 2009. Soft and delicate but with a significant influence from the North American oak.Aroma - Light and fresh, with delicate oaky notes coming through. An explosion of fruit follows with peach and citrus flavours dominating, vanilla and orange peel linger in the background.

    Taste - Soft, gentle and very fruity. Smooth, medium body, delicate honey, mild orange and apricot.Finish - Gentle and soft flowing. A wonderful addition to the standard range.

    Cask - Matured in refill American Oak casks.

  26. hsmithjr scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    More rounded than the 12.  Enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Rather sweet.  Vanilla and coconut.  Soft oak.  Spiced fruit.
    • Taste
      More oak and vanilla.  Suntan lotion.  Cereal with fruit.  Medium bodied.
    • Finish
      Medium, firm, and sweet.  Malted barley.  Gum.  

  27. gralson scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      lightly alcoholic, clearly lemon, than not very refined
    • Taste
      classical, lemon with the faint note of sweets,
    • Finish
      finish average long, lemon and boiled sweet

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