Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Single Malt Circle (MC)
Stated Age
28 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Apr 2010 10:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 439.00

6 × in wishlist

87 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1982 MC

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2019] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting...

    ...and looking at all the other euphoric reviews and rates here at WB it could well be that this was a fake and someone filled something completely different into an empty bottle of this Tomatin. The dram I drank was absolutely unimpressive and way too woody with slight sulphurous notes - a whisky to forget (it was the disappointment of that evening, not just for me but for most club members).
    • Nose
      80 80
      The colour is deep copper and the nose offers a wood-driven modern sherry profile with not much of the Tomatin aromas left. It consists mainly of bitter-herbal wooden impressions with slight sulphurous off-notes (matches, fireworks) and hints of the sherry aromas only. Where is the Tomatin? This is absolutely not a profile I like and to me it is neither complex nor delicate - it is the profile of an exhausted sherry cask which did not support the maturation of the malt. After significant breathing time the sherry aromas grow a little stronger but still this nose is not impressive (unless you like sulphured woods).
    • Taste
      74 74
      The taste is oak, oak, oak, and a little bit of sherry. Again no Tomatin to detect in here - all stays bitter-astringent without any delicious flavours at all. Actually, I used the spittoon.
    • Finish
      75 75
      The initial mouthfeel is warming but not really coating with a significant bitter impression (tannins, sulphur). The finish is short as a lightning and adds no new impressions, not even a bitter-drying wooden one. Water releases some more sweet barley sugary notes (on the palate only) but it does not really improve the dram. I do not like this one neither neat nor reduced.

  2. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    In terms of content, I fully agree with the explanations of hs305. We 'enjoyed' the malt at the same club tasting and I still can't believe Bill & Maggie should have chosen such a barrel. The cork was impeccable and the bottle made an absolutely virgin impression. An unpleasant mystery.

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  3. dramidaris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Actually when I opened the bottle it was not so fruity - now after a few months the whisky has improved a lot and I have to increase my rating significantly. The whisky has become very good, actually it is great now!
    • Nose
      Rich, complex, intensive fruity, citrus fruits, oranges, tropical fruits, bananas, pineapples, passion fruits, wood and vanilla notes - it's an aromatic explosion - excellent!
    • Taste
      Punchy, very oily and liquorice, oranges again, nice wood notes, subtle sweetness and fruitiness, more fruits of different kind
    • Finish
      Long and warm

  6. hettrum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. T.Norad did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Although this is my first tomato, I suspect that after 28 years, not much of the distillery character is left. The barrel flavors are already very strong. I do not think that's bad at all, I like those old whiskys. This first-class representative of his genus definitely tolerates some water and a few minutes rest before devoting himself to it.
    • Nose
      The first thing in the nose is wood ... and, amazingly, young wood. The next thing that comes to my mind is 'Woodsap' (Ralfy from Ralfy.com uses that word more often).
      The second smelling, a light alcoholic bite followed by strong sherry flavors.
      Then a large amount of flavors storm my nose: plum compote, raisins, cloves, a hint of nutmeg, various blooming flowers (unfortunately can not name), overripe peach, an incredibly delicious sweetness (maybe juice orange?).
      In between, always oak and sherry. Oh, what am I looking forward to the first Sip :)
      With water: Even if it sounds very strange: I just thought of charcoal. Charcoal just being lit. Funny :) But then, first sweeter and fruity, cooked fruits, slightly cooling mint.
      With even more water, the smell of liquid grill lighter sneaks in between, but then immediately pleasant flavors such as marzipan, molasses (almost reminds of rum), toffee, marshmallow ?, very light touch of black tea and biscuits. After about half an hour to smell and taste a pleasant smell of pipe tobacco rises to my nose.
    • Taste
      The high alcohol distributes the whisky quickly and warmly in the mouth.
      First, the taste of oak and clove dominates, followed directly by the sherry, not too sweet not too dry. Somehow, I'm just thinking of thyme and sage without tasting it directly.
      Then the tongue is unfortunately a bit stunned. With water: More carnations. The complexity on the tongue is definite but not so easy to puzzle apart.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the cheeks are slightly dull with clear oak and an appeal of "Packed Brown Sugar" (sugar and molasses) After the 2nd or 3rd sip, wonderful aromas such as dark chocolate or cocoa come on the finish. Gorgeous! I never want to brush my teeth again :)

  8. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good and complex whisky.
    • Nose
      Aromatic, herbal and fruity (dried plums). The sherry is not obvious. Complex, changes a lot. At one time it is like a herbal infusion, then it reminds me of apple cake, then there are notes of dates and the intensive smell of lebkuchen.
    • Taste
      Smooth, rich and full flavored. Sherry has come to the fore with lebkuchen. A herbal tincture with a little oak and liquorice. In the background there are fruity notes of plum butter and amarena cherries.
    • Finish
      Lomg and herbal, becoming more oaky.


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