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Tomatin 25-year-old

Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
79
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
06.12.1978
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
06/11164 6279
Barcode
5018481907706
Added on
03 Aug 2007 9:50 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 340,85

6 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

139 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 25-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The magnificent aroma, dense, thick, rich, just Brazilian carnival, unfortunately the taste / finish did not make the same impression and were not so harmonious and solid with the dominant oak tartness limiting revelry of southern fun.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, first nose - leather goods, currant jam; fresh boards, sweet berry and fruit shades, tropical fruits, sauterns, candied citrus fruits, light mineral notes - stone chips, masonry mortar; some vegetable notes and frying oil in the background.
    • Taste
      Rich, dense, grain, tart oak, sweet fruit and berry notes, tablet bitterness, deep-fried vegetables, spicy greens.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, tropical fruits, uncoated tablets, berry compote, vanilla.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/whisky-squad-we-3-whisky-part-2-billys-choice/

    N: The consensus around the room is immediately positive. It’s a nose with wide appeal given the varied & familiar whisky traits it shares with good Scotch in general. Namely, dusty/earthy & grassy notes with biscuit, raisins, After Eight=Peppermint [-leaf says Phil], oily tropical fruits and hessian dried candy. The [US] oak comes out later, slightly hollow [in a good way], that reveals decent ageing in my book. Lovely nose.
    T: It’s a sweet enough, grassy, barley, citrus malt, spicy hot and with a snappy, narrow bite.
    F: A satisfying decent-length finish on oily-dry, bourbon vanilla - that hollow character talking once again.
    C: There are guesses all over the shop from all of us: grain, Irish, Lowland, Highland, 12yo, 38yo? I plumbed for an 18yo Cragganmore. ’Twas a mere £75 back in the day.Scores a B-

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at WTF2017 - August 2017

    Really fruity with a slight bitter side note to it. would be even better if the AVB% was a bit higher to deliver some punch, it's quite smooth and easy enjoyable!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. gerardsmike scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I'm quite taken by this Tomatin, but it's not a bottle I would buy myself. Maybe if the palate was a little less bitter and a bit more fruity. Good whisky though.
    • Nose
      There's a hit of tropical fruit immediately, but there's not much of a follow through. A bit subdued at first. This might need more time. Let's give it some. Ah yes, there it is. More fruit, all kinds of citrus. Oranges, kumquats, lemon and some grapefruit too. Slightly dusty though, as well as quite a bit of oak.
    • Taste
      A pretty big arrival with plenty of oak, bitterness and spices. But behind it is a layer of fruit. Mainly citrus again, but now with the grapefruit taking centre stage. Also some pineapple and mint.
    • Finish
      Mellow and medium in length with soft orchard fruits. Pear and apple.

  6. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Candy

    Several years ago, I tried the Tomatin 25 Year Old, right before it was replaced by the 30 Year Old. It was a bottling from 2009 and I thought it was great. But now I got the chance to try an older one from 2006. I will not let that pass me by.

    Very fruity nose with all kinds of citrus (oranges and mandarin, but also a slice of grapefruit), pineapple and quite some kiwi. I envision myself on a tropical island. Surprisingly waxy, like you often get with Clynelish. Hint of roasted nuts. Something candy-like, but it’s hard to pin it down. Lovely!

    Midly spicy, but immediately very fruity on the plate. Loads of honey. Soft bitterness from the oak, which balances wonderfully with the sweet fruit. Pineapple and kiwi in the lead. It has a mildly drying effect like from a fruit tea. Despite the modest ABV, is has a good bite. Midpalate I get a hint of nuts and even some marzipan. Towards the end, the candy returns. I am now reminded of wine gums. Or Haribo bears, you know? It works wonders. This is good.

    Fairly long finish, in which the fruit shows itself once more, before the oak takes over and makes it die a drying death.

    It a little drier than previous bottlings, but nevertheless a grand Tomatin. Thank you, Peter from Anverness, for the sample.

  9. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Delicious fruits are plenty to taste. In terms of price ratio a bottle that gives value for money.
    • Nose
      citrus, fruit as pear, apple and pineapple. mint.
    • Taste
      sweet by the fruits, especially raisins. This is wonderfully made complete by other tropical fruits and mint.
    • Finish
      quietly on the tongue and sliding to the throat. Ripe fruits and even nuts.

  10. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

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