Tomatin 2009 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Spring 2022
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 apr 2022 9:41 pm by SmiddyMalt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 70.25

2 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Tomatin 2009 CA

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.44 points.

  1. thatfamousgrouse did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Cadenhead’s notes:

    Red apples, lemon tart, digestive biscuits.
    Custard, kiwi skin, Papaya.
    Gooseberries, poached pears, apple strudel.

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  3. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Why did I rate this whisky 70 points? Because in a Cadenhead's tasting I only preferred it more than one whisky and preferred 7 others more. See the link in my profile for more information about my ranking and scoring system.

  4. JoshNRW scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A 5cl sample from Cadenheads Cologne for 9 euros. Obviously a bourbon aging and unfortunately very simple.
    Rarely have I bought really bad samples there, but unfortunately the really good whiskys are rarely bottled there as samples. 5cl of this whisky is definitely too much. I discard the remaining 2cl, which contains a lot of added water. Not because they're that bad, just because I want to skip the alcohol and choose something more exciting.
    • Nose
      A light Cadenhead dejavu. A simple young bourbon maturation that's not too spicy at the 50+ percent, offers plenty of sweetness but doesn't excite. I find sweetness here, vanilla, kiwi, a bit of light oak in the background, sufficient intensity, but also noticeable alcohol. There is not much to complain about here for a 5cl sample. But unfortunately nothing at all to discover.

      Although I generally like bourbon aging - even at this age - they are too often interchangeable with Cadenheads for me.

      The nose tolerates 2 drops of water and then another 5 drops of water on the remaining 4cl.
      But the water doesn't give or take away new aromas. On the contrary, the whisky becomes a little sharper and less round.
    • Taste
      Slightly sharp on the palate with sweet oak again. Unfortunately not much else. The alcohol is then too present for the few aromas.
      Luckily the dram takes a fair amount of water and then softens, but hey, for the money I'd rather buy a nice cognac or calvados with quality and exciting, fuller flavors.
    • Finish
      The finish is boring and too spicy for me

  5. The_Dram_Log scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  6. kanpai79 scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

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


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