Overall rating
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Stated Age
41 years old
Oak cask
Number of bottles
45.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jan 2008 10:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 611.85

6 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1965 DT

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.65 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I like the nose on this but the palate needs a few drops of water to open up.
    Nicely fruity with a spicy kick.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur


    Full gold
    Very salty and spicy nose with lots of sherry, honey, leather and fruity aromas of lime, quince and yellow apple. The pulsating saltiness is consistently present and the leather portion is responsible - harmonious and good.
    Unusually soft starting and the orange fruit clearly dominates here! Salt, pepper, wood and a beginning tartness of pickled herbs and peppermint. Then the typical tomatin character becomes more apparent. With toffee, malt, honey, mocha, cocoa and wood it goes to the finish - great.
    Medium length - largely with the notes from before. Soft, harmonious, but also a bit more tart wood and mint. The "cough drop" freshness does not improve the taste - but it still fits.
    91 points
    N: 91P / G: 92P / F: 90P

  3. checkpointrk scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tough to get much from the nose but the palace gives toffee nuts tangerine not overly complex, nice creamy sweetness on the palate even a bit waxy, good one though I am not really a fan of that style

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Plain delicious. I was going for 90 points, but one more is called for because this whisky does what many a bottle don't: it tells you a story, provided you take the time to listen instead of emptying the glass in 10 minutes.

    Tasted with Glenury Royal cask 6859 (89 pts.) and Bunnahabhain 34yo 1968 OB 43,5% (89).

    Thanks to member Mr.Sandwich for the sample!
    • Nose
      Solvent, cognac and old oloroso sherry. A little while later, a Kismet chocolate bar. The longer it stays in the glass the better it gets, with the solvent-like start giving way to chess pieces, chlorine, butter, and more of that old cognac feel. A few drops of water help it open up faster, but I wouldn't put too much in.
    • Taste
      Aged armagnac, tannins, mixed nuts, wax. A full, rich, and round body with no ethanol bite whatsoever. A restrained and refined profile, the definition of elegant. With a few drops of water and some time it becomes less tannic and more sherried. A bit of hazelnuts and chlorine, and some kind of old liqueur.
    • Finish
      Soft tannins. A little drying and resinous (seal wax), but lovely. With water it acquires a bit of bite. I wonder where that came from?

  7. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 570,-€ at Whiskyauction 04/2016


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