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Tomatin 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.44/100
votes
87
Whiskybase ID
WB114215
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Bottled
11.01.2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks + Oloroso Sherry Butts Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 11 01 18
Barcode
5018481110212
Added on
26 Jun 2018 10:52 am by Belsn

Average value

€ 79.40

15 × in wishlist

87 × member ratings

203 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 18-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.44 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A solid 18 year old with a sherry influence. Not more but also not less. It is more characterized by wood than sherry. Doesn't do his thing badly, but he's not enthusiastic either.

  2. marmeladow scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    After 50 days of very round development in the half-empty bottle, the clear oak wort when uncorked is now super integrated and beneficial to the complexity.
    Leave time, take a lot of noses and small sips to grasp it in its great complexity. First takes another 15-20 minutes to breathe in the Glencairn glass.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Color: rich, beautiful to look at, copper-dark amber
      a: oak sherry sherry dried fruits raisin sweet vanilla honey lemon dark chocolate malt ginger mint apple (baked apple, comes with time) cherry

      Barrel types and ages very easy to smell, great nosing, varied and changing. A wonderful "trial whisky"
    • Taste
      93 93
      Oak Spices Ginger Malt Nuts Walnut Oil Sherry Sherry Dried Fruit Raisin Sweet Vanilla Caramel Lemon Herb Dark Chocolate Cherry Fruit
      Very well balanced and matured with the notes of the Bourbon and Oloroso barrels, ABV well integrated and supportive, never too strong. In the mouth initially powerful, then becoming more complex, initially mouthwatering, then becoming a little drier. All of this is tasty and creamy and simply delicious. Always tasting different
    • Finish
      89 89
      Oak Spices Sherry Sweet Dark Chocolate Malt
      Good medium length, now the oak spice tones dominate a bit, but also a lot of the other impressions in the background. Not quite as impressive as the nose and palate

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Oddly disappointing, considering I liked the other 18yo, and also the 14yo port finish. There is a surprisingly strong ethanol note here that ruins it some for me.
    • Nose
      Dried fruit, faint cigarette smoke, grape skins, leather, tinned cherries.
    • Taste
      The body feels flat on the tongue. Candy licorice, milk chocolate, and a clear taste of ethanol.
    • Finish
      Licorice, mushrooms, and chocolate.

  4. wizzkey scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    the best 18 years old scotch out there, great VFM.
    dried fig and a lot of chocolate!
    well balanced.
    highly recommend

  5. Schafranek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  7. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    December 06, 2018

    Very nice, strong malt. Fruitiness, honey sweetness and oak spice harmonize perfectly.
    • Nose
      Great, full flavor with sweet apples, vanilla and honey. A hint of cinnamon and then a little orange.
    • Taste
      Strong and mouth-filling, orange, honey, oak and chocolate. Some pepper and plum.
    • Finish
      Pleasant, long and sweet finish with great oak spice and dark chocolate. Honey also lingers on the palate for a long time. Getting dry later.

  8. dontwatchtv scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Sweet cherry and candy like on the nose, vanilla. After taking a sip there's this mustiness and dustiness of an old basement. It's a bit sweet and salty on the tongue, complex leaving a food like buttery popcorn finish.

  9. Highlander65 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bottle recently opened, I plan to re-evaluate it later. Perfect whisky for lovers of sweet flavors, warm and mellow notes
    • Nose
      Pulpy fruit, licorice liqueur, there is something fleshy, bread crust, fortified chocolate (mon chéri), tobacco, lots of honey
    • Taste
      Dense, chocolaty, very sweet, spicy, slightly tannic, caramelized muscovado brown sugar
    • Finish
      Very sweet, honey, toffee

  10. Daan2 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Raisins, vanilla, wine and sherry

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