Tomatin 15-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
1st Fill Moscatel Barriques Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Jul 2018 6:00 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 90,93

4 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 15-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.90 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    I haven’t been the most fond of moscatel maturation...

    N: Barrel char, sticky sweet, wool, lime, floral, grainy mustard

    P: Orange pith, jujubes, metallic

    F: Sticky sweet, simple syrup, orange bitters

    Not my bag at all. Weird and overly sweet. Strangely hot for 46 abv.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Whisky Show, Budapest 2018.10.27.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Glenjasper scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
      honey, vanilla
    • Taste
      71 71
      vanilla, hint of nuts
    • Finish
      72 72
      vanilla, hint of wine

  7. coldsun scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    VERY tasty, pleasant and good flavor with a lot of honey, mellon, syrup, milk and spices. Taste is like a sweet baked pie with honey, apple jam and apricot. Finish is long and stable with notes of cooked fruits, jam, honey, pollen and red apple. Empty dram keeps taste of apple jam, backing products, sweet malt and pop-corn!
    Great whisky!

  8. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 756: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMEBLLbpcqA (87/100).

    "... a languid, summers evening, harvest time sort of barley field style of single malt where the moscatel fruitiness has intermeshed with the grain so wonderfully well to create an original endearing and heartwarming signature experience."

  9. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    5 years Moscatel barrique finish, dominant, but not exaggerated. 83/84.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral. Vibrant acidic citruses, honey, vanilla, raisin and sawdust.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Powerful. Malt, oak, citruses, pepper, ginger and gunpowder. Sweet wine tickets.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, dry.

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    This large 2003 vintage batch was moved to Muscatel barriques in 2013 for a 5 year finishing.

    N: A savoury, yeasty, light-citrus wheat beer-like malt with sweet lemons, hints of cider and slight coppery/sulphur-y undertones. There’s a nice soft dryness which could be from either grain or cask, or both - I’m unsure
    T: With a sweet maltiness and slight bitter citrus arrival, not a great deal happens at first, but it’s apparent that this is so well balanced. It softens to a squidgy-dry chew before oozing out.
    F: After a long long travel, it becomes bizarrely way softer with more malty & citrus-sweet wheat beer vibes. This wouldn’t survive at 40%, so Tomatin are to be commended for their persistence in bottling at craft strength. It remains yeasty with dry citrus pith, lime-topped lager, a few drops of cloudy cider and hint of sweet tobacco at the death.
    C: What a cracking drinker. Now I need to find out about Moscatel.
    Further reading: https://www.sherrynotes.com/sherry-types/moscatel/

    Scores a B


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