- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Spanish Sherry Casks Finish
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 10 Aug 2010 12:15 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 12-year-old
34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.51 points
- A little tastier than the new release, but also very sharp.
- Tasted form a trio of the standard releases - 12/15/18.
Tomatin another hidden Highland gem or another bottling to go by the wayside?
Nose is fruity-sweet. Rich caramel and stone fruits, some red fruits like raspberry coulis and apricot. Some malt, some of everything with a twist of jube-jube candy in there too. Sweet and easy to approach. As it opens the wood becomes more prevalent and sharpens the nose a bit, more astringent to counter the sweets, maybe a touch of apple skins/tannic note in there too.
Red delicious apple takes front line and carries malt with it. More sweets, boiled sweets and a touch of sweet coffee syrup. Red fruits, jammy sort of easy drinking stuff that you can unwind to after a long day.
Here's where I'm not so sold on this. The finish seems to run back and forth between sweet woody/creamy and astringent woody/creamy. The vanilla is lovely and the oak usually balanced, then it twists and I get barrel char acidity and subtle smoke with a dryer finish. Seems like it's fighting itself.
- Sweet, nutty, a little burnt caramel. Soft, pleasing.
- My notes from 20-4-2014
Sherry, fresh fruit, flowers and honey
Sweet peach, wood and chocolate
Medium and sweet in the throat