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Tomatin 30-year-old Batch 1

Overall rating
89.50/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
22.08.2018
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018481901643
Added on
30 Dec 2018 1:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 337,86

17 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 30-year-old Batch 1

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. 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

  2. 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...

  3. 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

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/tuesday-isnt-just-for-tomatin/

    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[+]

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Good decent floral bourbon matured whisky! Very old-style, honey, melons and papaya, not very loud, rather shy.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Strong tropical fruits, rather heavenly! Sweet and ripe melons, light body, a lot of tannins through, bananas, very floral.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, chocolaty and floral.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bourbon all the way! vanilla, honey, yellow fruits. a very fine, nice bitter oaky tone as well. not disturbing, just fine with loads of spices. finish was long and spicey. Really nice bourbon cask dram! well done (WSZ18)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bourbon all the way! vanilla, honey, yellow fruits. a very fine, nice bitter oaky tone as well. not disturbing, just fine with loads of spices. finish was long and spicey. Really nice bourbon cask dram! well done (WSZ18)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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