Tomatin 1997 DD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Stated Age
23 years old
52.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 aug 2020 10:42 pm by
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 207.77

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin 1997 DD

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.85 points.

  1. L_Gillian scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Glazed toasted pastries, creamy milk chocolate, green grapes and lots of honey. Hint of sour fruits, i want to say pineapple.
    • Taste
      89 89
      First taste gives surprising Brie cheese! Second try makes for warming spices and loads of sweet fruits, there's still some ripe cheese in the atmosphere in a very unique way. Tingling waxy texture.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Intense, medium long. Big basket of fruit and beeswax, fresh raspberries and echoes of the palate fading out.

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  3. Foamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I already tasted this Tomatin during Spirits in the Box, the online version of the festival Spirits in the Sky in November 2020. It is a happy reunion, I can tell you that.
    The nose is, as expected, very fruity. I get banana and apricots, but also something from cake. A little baby-breath (you know, the smell of a burp right after the fruit porridge). An herbal touch of green garden herbs (and even some spinach in the background). A lot of honey and a soft simmering jar of apple sauce. Complex is the word you are looking for.
    Great body. Nice fruit bomb. In addition to the apricots, banana and apples also some boiled orange jam, mocha and caramelized pineapple. Mocha? He suddenly becomes a bit sweet and boozy, if you know what I mean. Good stuff, indeed.
    The finish is long, sweet and sour and goes on the tropical tour. The oak provides a spicy end station. Excellent.
    This makes me a bit happy (despite the relatively heavy price tag of 200EUR). Thank you, Ivan, for the sample.

  5. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A classic Tomatin, although the traditional fruitiness that usually arises in this malt after about 20 years of maturation, is a bit sharper and spicy. Slightly on the hot side, so a drop of water is needed. Then the Tomatin opens beautifully. The 1997 vintages are worth tracking down!

  6. katarn_rb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Needs a few drops of water and some time, but then a great tropical fruity and spicy dram!

  7. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. ThorstenH scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Round and fruity. Lightweight, no corners.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty spicy. The alcohol could be incorporated better.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Pretty long, but not particularly. Sweet Sour.

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. TheMbG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bought 2 bottles at 200 euros each.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, light, fruity, honey, citrus, mandarin
    • Taste
      86 86
      Acid entry, spicy, citrus, rather dry, creamy, caramel
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long, caramel, spicy, citrus, chocolate.
      Pleasant and soft aftertaste, yet intensive.

  11. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A distillery which escaped the Pattison crisis, the largest Scottish distillery which closed, reopened with 23 stills, went bankrupt in 1985 and was bought by Takara Shuzo and which was used to develop the famous "The Antiquary"
    fruits cooked in bulk, reheated and slightly caramelized, malt, quite honeyed, a little toasted too
    pastry chef, banana in the mouth!
    cooked orange with its orange zest in concentrate, a little sweet pineapple, roasted, caramelized, a spicy peppery return, fruits cooked on Arlequin candy, malt, sweet caramel
    long, on the basket of cooked fruit, sweet, caramelized, a little sour, malty, oaky, very good dram.
    The next day cooked and dried fruit, woody.


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