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Tomatin 21-year-old

Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
21.01.2020
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L210120
Barcode
5018481100800
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
14 Feb 2020 11:44 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 147.70

32 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 21-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    with water: no, no water, it is so very well balanced, it could have tolerated 2-3% more. If you still try it with a little water, the wood is emphasized even more in the nose and there are more floral notes, in the mouth and in the taste it flattens out. So leave the water out

    Conclusion: The distillery did everything right, a really great whisky, which can also score with its contrast of nose and taste, plus the velvety, buttery finish - brilliant. If you want to criticize something, then maybe the somewhat strong influence of wood, but only when nosing, and maybe the lack of strength. But that is whining at a very high level. And it is also dangerously good to sip away.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense honey sweetness, a good portion of oak shavings, tropical fruits (passion fruit), coconut cream, vanilla, apples and fresh apricot peel, the alcohol is well integrated, overall very well balanced
    • Taste
      90 90
      very soft and creamy, mouth filling, lots of light fruits and a little butter, the wood is more restrained here than in the nose and supports the malt with light spicy notes
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium to long, very soft, balanced, again the butter association, blossom honey, fruity, vanilla and only very subtle wood notes, some ginger on the back, but without any spiciness and linden blossom honey

  2. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I came across this bottle by chance through a video from Tomek. 21er Bourbon matured that's exactly my thing. Just ordered a nice, large sample and off you go. Thanks to the Tomek.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Creamy vanilla with a bright meadow of flowers. In the background the finest distillery notes. Nice balance between barrel and spirit. Both harmonize wonderfully. Striking floral with creamy citrus sugar notes. Very fine bourbon nose, ... like 88.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The first thought from my childhood was peasant bread sprinkled with white sugar and lemon juice. Then immediately full and creamy transition to the oak. Tanine dance on the tongue. In the transition there is a peppercorn that is suddenly bitten through and now there is a certain Cilly effect. Unfortunately, this remains dominant until the finish.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the medium-long term, it dries hot and pepper very quickly and dominates the finish, but only briefly. Not necessarily mine, but not annoyingly bad. Here I am looking at the PLV now! And that fits really well. Handcrafted 21er Bourbon Dram for around 100 €. That's a good offer. Made fair. Thanks to Tomatin. That's how it goes!

  3. Reluktanzmotor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful to look at and very tasty malt with full broadsides of bright, ripe fruits from the nose to the finish. I like it better with every sip and is a very fair offer for a 21-year-old in a beautiful bottle + valuable packaging for the price of € 99.90 (as of June 2020). In addition, a nice drinking strength of 46% - what more could you want? Clear purchase recommendation.

  4. Sandman23 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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