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Overall rating
91.89/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
669
Strength
51.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Joint bottling with Three Rivers Tokyo
Added on
30 Dec 2010 1:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 567,00

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64 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1976 TWA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.89 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    63 rates and not a single tasting note, how come?

    This is a real Jekyll & Hyde malt, parts of it are really nice, but other aspects bring it down.
    The high average score really flatters this one but , still a nice dram but far from a 92 point average for me.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Powerful sherry, various fruit jams, polish, faint hints of menthol, possibly a little peat and rhubarb
      I think water will open this up nicely but at the moment as air gets to it, medicinal notes emerge
      If you put a lid on the glass and leave it for a few minutes there are some floral notes and here's the thing, it also smells like an aged bourbon yet this is a sherry butt?
    • Taste
      85 85
      Jammy, fruity but what is that strange taste on the bitter side, it is like an unripe gooseberry and it is not good, there is also something like plastic in the nix, not a great start.
      It does improve but there is a definite off note like polish or something chemical, I cannot put my finger on it , it is certainly drying.
      You need to give this time, because it has a massive spicy kick, some nice fruit flavours but there is also a like an unripe fruit taste , bitter red apples skins perhaps that bring it down
    • Finish
      83 83
      Drying, on biscuit and faint hints of custard, not the longest but it remains spicy with that off note

      neat 89/85/83

      With water:-
      Nose
      Again this smells like a bourbon, even more so with a little water,

      Palate
      Water has smoothed this out and the fruit is even more prevalent but still there is a slight plastic/industrial taste.

      Finish
      Jammy

  2. ManoCornuta scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This whisky was sold 450 euros on WA in january 2016

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