Tomatin 30-year-old - Batch 1

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 22 08 18
Added on
30 Dec 2018 1:00 pm

Average value

€ 389.08

23 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

104 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 30-year-old - Batch 1

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.70 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nose is still okay. Unfortunately the taste is a very disappointing, woody, unpleasant bitter character that the malt brings. Too bad, especially when compared to some grandiose other tomatin-like age. Too bad.

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    with water: more Ztrusfrüchte come out, also a few floral aspects show, I would omit the water

    Conclusion: What is the name of Asterix and Cleopatra? "That nose!"
    The malt is not one of the noisy malts, which start immediately screaming out loud from the glass, which here wants to tell a story of 30 years of storage in good Bourbons Casks, mostly refill barrels. He needs time and that should be given to him, every minute he gives more price from his story. In the taste and in the finish, however, he sets no new accents, so some would perhaps call him one-dimensional - but what he definitely is not. A grenade, which is only topped by the previous 30yo OA's.
    • Nose
      91 91
      N: gentle and soft, clear bourbon touch. Slightly browned toast with butter and apricot jam, light oak in the background, some honey, vanilla, tropical fruits (passion fruit and mango), also some banana and a few lemons can be found, all well interwoven, delicate
    • Taste
      89 89
      good onset, the alcohol is super well integrated with 46%, apricot, vanilla, toast, caramel and tropical fruits, plus a few spices from the oak (nutmeg?)
    • Finish
      89 89
      medium to long, here too the aromas continue from the nose, out of the oak comes to bear stronger, the malt is dry and brings a slight, but not unpleasant bitterness

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: very delicate, soft and buttery. Brown sugar on buttered toast, slightly waxy, lemon oils, Apple crumble, dried mango

    P: very light, soft, dash of allspice, buttercream, some tropical notes that don’t completely unfurl themselves (passion fruit, mango, guava)

    F: English toffee, short but very pleasant

    Fantastic nose although sometimes shy, has some fantastic elements. It’s very soft and requires patience, but it’s all quite delicious and very quaffable. Nice stuff. The price however...

  4. Kaleva scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky, very mild and complex, especially on the nose. Very reasonably priced as for this age, not cheap of course but still much more affordable than most contemporary expressions.
    • Nose
      Tender, slightly sweet, dried apricots, sultanas, banana, acacia honey, vanilla pie, floral notes, lychee, hint of oak on the background
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly spicy (ginger), dried fruits, caramel, strawberry jam, leaves, orange zest
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet (jam, toffee), nutty (almond), light woody notes and tobacco leaves

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    100% 1st-fill ex-bourbon maturation.

    C: Rich, malty bourbon-dunnage all the way. Truly lovely juice yet but surprisingly, somewhat overshadowed by Tomatin’s 15yo Muscatel finish that followed.

    Scores a B[+]

  6. daverdaz scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I had high hopes because I like bourbon cask whiskys, for me the oldest are the premier class for single malt. A 30y OB tomato made from bourbon barrels sounds like whisky heaven. In the nose, the malt awakens a lot of hope with a nice vanilla and oak note, paired with a nice sweetness and freshness. Unfortunately, the taste turns out to be THE DISAPPOINTED 2019 for me. Spice, bitterness and acidity predominantly. All other flavors are completely lost! I have now tried the whisky 4 times. With water, without, and in all possible variants, unfortunately always the same result :-(

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 21 22 87

  9. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N22 P22 F21 B22

  10. angielondonct scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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    Tomatin 30y/o
    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    46% abv
    Batch 1
    Matured in ex-bourbon and oak casks
    Bottle n• 2307 of 3000 bottles
    Non-chill filtered & natural colour

    ????Nose: Soft and gentle. Honey, oak, caramel, raisins, apricot jam, dried apricots, cereals, herbal, toasted barley, hint of green notes

    ????Palate: Not as sweet as on the nose. Hops, spices, herbs, wort, grass, fresh hay, lemon, fragrance, floral, fresh fruits

    ????Finish: Medium. Warming with fresh fruity notes, nuts and light oak. Bitter aftertaste

    ????Comments: The retail price is £300
    Very expressive and sweet on the nose but on the palate it lacks of a bit of sweetness.
    I got some fresh notes that I wasn’t expecting for a 30 y/o whisky, it seems younger
    Good price for this 30y/o whisky as it’s quite balanced.

    Not one of my favourites but being fair, it will get 88/100 points


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