Tomatin 12-year-old

Overall rating
77.54/100
votes
279
Whiskybase ID
WB17597
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Casks Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018481100206
Added on
10 aug 2010 12:15 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 46.50

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279 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin 12-year-old

29 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.54 points.

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    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
      78 78
      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.
    • Taste
      81 81
      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.
    • Finish
      74 74
      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.

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  3. SEN68 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Sweet
    Taste: Wood, Almond, Nice and well balanced but lacks complexity
    Finish: Very short

  4. voodoochile scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's a nice dram where you dont't have to think a lot about the tasting details but hey it's only 40 bucks, isn't it. There are worse whiskys for this price and not many at this price anymore.
    • Nose
      Yes the alcohol is clearly there and not the pleasant mint type. But still there is hay and herbs and some sweetness.
    • Taste
      No alcohol at all sweet, honey and hay. But it feels a little watered down which is what you get at 40 % volume
    • Finish
      Short and pleasant with honey and a hint of fruits

  5. Kilo1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    A little tastier than the new release, but also very sharp.

  6. Brann scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, nutty, a little burnt caramel. Soft, pleasing.

  8. Tony-Port Lady did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      42 42
    • Finish
      76 76

  9. Banshieee scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      70 70

  10. Sandman scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    My notes from 20-4-2014
    • Nose
      Sherry, fresh fruit, flowers and honey
    • Taste
      Sweet peach, wood and chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium and sweet in the throat

  11. mer1973 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. Banshieee scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This whisky has been finished for up to one year in 1st fill Oloroso casks. This is noticeable in the nose, with dried fruits, but also some porridge and faint vanilla. Some apples and pears, along with oranges on the palate. The finish is short, but clean.

  14. Springmarie scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  15. Glenfarclas1887 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. Georges scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      72 72

  17. Georges scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Herbs, nutty, cereals
    • Taste
      Malty, sweet, fruity (apples, pears)
    • Finish
      Medium long, malty, honey

  18. webdiver scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      71 71

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  20. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  21. Stenface scored this whisky 66 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      64 64
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      56 56

  22. Fable scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  23. Bishlouk scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A very good introduction into single malt for any novice, as his profile is sweet and sweet. This Tomatin is allowed to drink without any difficulty.
    • Nose
      Many cooked fruits, a lot of sweetness. In the distance one can feel the woody imprint of the sherry cask and then the dried wheat.
    • Taste
      It is very sweet, sweet and syrupy. This sweetness carpets the language. Alcohol is very well integrated, it is not aggressive at all.
    • Finish
      Short. A slight woody bitterness, then very sweet cooked fruits.

  24. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It's a good and easily approachable (beginners) dram.  
    • Nose
      Sweet and with sherried fruits, ginger bread and instant coffey. Good balanced oak.
    • Taste
      Smooth spices, tropical fruits and some coconut.
    • Finish
      Rather short, fruity and with white sugar.

  25. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice "Daily Dram"
    • Nose
      Fresh fruits, spices, oak, smoked bacon ???
    • Taste
      Vanilla, fruit (apples, pear, orange), a little spice and a woody touch.
    • Finish
      Medium with peppery notes

  26. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Aroma is of malt, rose petal and honeysuckle, with a hint of peat. On the palate, apple and peat, with a hint of nuttiness-the last is produced by the sherry wood. Medium-bodied, with a slighly watery beginning that is compensated by a satisfying finish
    George Lewis

  27. Furtia scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  28. Master Quill scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Score is for the new 2012 Batch (see lasercode on bottle). Lots of Caramel in the taste. When the (tropical) fruityness is the marker for Tomatin, than for me this is the only one that stands out (for the lack of it). Get the 15yo! 

  29. Alex scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Not one of my favorite entry level drams, lacking balance and complexity.
    • Nose
      Typical Tomatin, more on flavours from the bourbon than sherry casks. Such as ripe apples, sweet and mildly spiced. Some vanilla. And green oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet-spicy combo with fruits and vanilla. Not much going on and leading soon to a ......
    • Finish
      .....rather short finish, getting dry and bitterish. Green oak again.

  30. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Elegant and rich in flavor with a long aftertaste, Tomatin 12 Year is a whisky format.
    • Nose
      Complex, fresh and airy aromas of rich malt and fruit with hints of peat
    • Taste
      A rewarding palate of ripe apples, pears and malt with soft tones of nuts, sherry and oak. Very soft texture, silky
    • Finish
      Wonderfully rich and elegant finish, full of flavor

  31. drkrylov scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels, refill American oak casks and Spanish sherry butts. The 12 year old is married exclusively in Spanish sherry butts prior to bottling.

    From http://www.tomatin.com/ 

  32. drkrylov scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70

  33. drkrylov scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A pretty straightforward malty malt.
    • Nose
      Delicately spicy. Fresh. Aniseed. Sandalwood bath oil.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Biscuity. Pistachios. Sweet lassi.
    • Finish
      Créme de Menthe.

  34. Junior scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Place: IMWF Ghent 2012
    • Nose
      creamy, smooth, marzipan, vanilla, hints of peppermint
    • Taste
      malt, soft & sweet
    • Finish
      sweet, peppermint, some pepper, medium finish

  35. Master Quill scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    From Tomatin.com:

    This exquisite 12 year old Single malt has a wonderfully rich and elegant taste, producing a long and satisfying finish.

    Aroma - A complex, fresh and airy bouquet which contains rich malt and fruity aromas with a hint of peatiness.

    Palate - The palate is rewarded with a unique combination of attractive flavours – a balance of apples, pears and malt with a gentle hint of nuttiness introduced by the subtle use of sherry wood. Very smooth and silky.

    Finish - A wonderfully rich and elegant taste produces a long and satisfying finish; there is an oily richness which leads to a desire for more.

    Cask – Matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels, refill American oak casks and Spanish sherry butts. The 12 year old is married exclusively in Spanish sherry butts prior to bottling.

  36. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, nothing spectacular, smooth and easy drinkable.

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