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Tomatin Cask Strength

Overall rating
81.58/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB126679
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
24.10.2018
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 24 10 18
Added on
25 Feb 2019 2:52 pm by vb_bembel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 38.73

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Cask Strength

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.58 points

  1. praisethepasta scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Not because my expectations were low, but because it showed me a side of Tomatin I hadn’t really experienced before. While the dry oloroso is doing a lot of the talking, the softer and more subtle bourbon casks sort of put a leash on this, preventing it from becoming a sherry bomb. And that’s exactly what this whisky needed I think, as it‘s also delivering some subtlety behind the more obvious in-your-face notes, making for a more layered structure.
    • Nose
      85 85
      dry and fruity, with a ton of raised raisins. What strikes me, is the slightly dirty, oily texture – almost like motoroil, a feature I absolutely love (sherry cask matured Clynelish, anyone?) going into an earthy note and heavy (clove like) spices. You could argue that it’s also a bit closed and dense, but after some H2O it opens up, bringing in some sweetness and accentuating the spices.
    • Taste
      87 87
      again the oiliness immediately jumps out, with again that lovely dirty touch it. Very atypical Tomatin. It’s full, dry and even richer than the nose suggests. Give it 15 to 20 minutes and the sweetness comes out with the dried fruits and a soft wood note. A few drops of water and the dirty oily texture evolves more towards a creamy one, with a lot more sweetness to it: sugared raisins this time, but also baked apples and pears, bringing us much closer to what I associate with a signature Tomatin character.
    • Finish
      85 85
      pretty long and it echoes the palate slowly into the exit with those dry and sweet spice notes (clove, nutmeg) and again the raisins lingering on.

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    19 18 18 19 74

  3. toklian scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F21 B20

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