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Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Cake or death!
Vintage
02.02.2006
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Barrique / Ex-Red Wine
Casknumber
11.37
Number of bottles
278
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Nov 2018 7:01 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104.00

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 2006 SMWS 11.37

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. aspa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Cake or death! But I don't want to die yet ...

    In the nose it was actually cake, and very nice tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, kiwi, brown sugar. Similar to sherry but drier. Pear compote, a little cinnamon. The alcohol is well integrated, soft, creamy, and looks older than 12 years. Vanilla sugar and french toast are also added. An excellent nose!
    Less round in the mouth, almost a little flat? That's weird ... Oily, very dry, slightly salty. The whole sweetness is gone. Fruits also less, it is tart and more alcoholic. Cake is also less there. That's a bit disappointing after the great nose.
    With a little water the nose stays the same, but the taste gets a little more volume. Tropical fruits and bitter oak, dry wine, a little vanilla. Still slightly stinging and alcoholic. The finish is short and peppery, tart and slightly bitter. Deified fruits, oily and salty.

    Mixed painters who unfortunately cannot maintain the level of the nose.

    N-91, T-85, F-84, a total of 87 points, which seems rather high when you look at the taste, but the nose was sharp.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue Price November 2018: £ 59.00

    https://www.smws.com/cake-or-death

  4. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:

    The panel found the nose to be immediately liqueur-ish in texture. Notes of mandarin oil, runny honey, flambeed banana and aged calvados. Thyme infused pears, treacle sponge, blood orange and ripe vine tomatoes in a warm greenhouse. With water the nose opened up beautifully. Butterscotch, farmyard, greengage jam, hessian and toasted mustard seed all emerged. The palate was wonderfully juicy and oily in texture. We found notes of brown sugar and cinnamon bread, pecan pie, hot cross buns and cocktail bitters. A little reduction brought creamy vanilla fudge, black forrest gateaux and a gamey note of roast duck. After 10 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a 1st fill charred red wine barrique.

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