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Overall rating
91.32/100
votes
214
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Grotesque Crocs
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
309
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2011 11:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 749,99

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214 × member ratings

268 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1976 TWA

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.32 points

  1. florian09 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A rather closed nose, hay, new wood, a little wax. A little acidity with grapefruit. Apricot just ripe. Aeration brings roundness and reveals a little coconut oil.

    The mouth is surprising! I did not expect this fruit explosion! Grapefruit is now preserved, very present apricot syrup, mango and pressed papaya. The sherry appears as plum and coffee, the finish is slightly tingling. The very end of the mouth is herbaceous.

    In conclusion, although I prefer Tomatin 76 bourbon cask where the fruit takes more space, the quality is there. The nose is a little behind but the mouth surprises us with its richness.

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Overall, a great Tomatin, even if the sherry and the wood for my taste a little too dominant and the fruity notes a little overlay. The malt needs a lot of time in the opened bottle and in the glass, whereas water has had no positive effect.

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  3. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Warm, honey-rich luscious bottling. With air a great nose, unfortunately in the mouth a little too much spices and also in the finish too much wood for my taste.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Warm fruitiness (sultanas, mango chutney, apple strudel), honey, polished oak and undergrowth. Compact, deep, but at first not very expressive and not very complex.

      Needs time in the glass, then opens up nicely and clearly increases. Is becoming increasingly fruity (dried apricots, figs, mango, multi-fruit juice) more honey. Somewhat dusty OBF. Much more expressive and enormously deep. Very beautiful.
      Water makes him more fruity, but also less nuanced.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Soft, round, warm start. Lots of honey, yellow dried fruits, figs, lush. But it quickly comes with a rich peppery spice freight, which superimposed the warm, lush fruitiness (now also passion fruit) and dominated for my taste a bit too much. Full and tight, could be more comfortable.
      With water: becomes a little more fruity and sweeter, but also gets a somewhat peculiar artificial touch and becomes one-dimensional.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Dry, warm-fruity, velvety, again full. The aroma continues, clearly spices. Very long, balanced. Warm fruit and oak. Unfortunately, the oak tannins are quite clear behind.
      With water: not so much spices, passion fruit; first appears more balanced, but then becomes significantly bitter.

  5. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun: Tomatin 1976/2011 (51.3%, The Whisky Agency, refill butt, 309 bottles)
    Colour: full gold. Nose: extremely close to its sibling, maybe just a
    tad drier and more on vanilla and oak. Also a little more mint and
    grass. Let’s not split hair, it’s of similar (very high) quality. With
    water: same comments. Maybe a little more oak here, maybe… Well,
    certainly, but quality is similar. I love these whiffs of ‘a beehive
    that you just opened’ (watch the stings). Mouth (neat): once again, it’s
    just marginally different but this time it’s even fruitier, more
    candied and maybe a little more citrusy as well. Firm, tight, rich,
    lively… Again, wow. With water: wowie! Extravagant, sexy, fruity…
    Finish: ditto. Comments: again, high quality. Don’t bother with the
    1-point difference, it’s very personal and another taster could have put
    it the other way ‘round – and he would have been just as right. How
    many of these lightly sherried 1976s do they still have? SGP:651 - 92 points.

  6. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 535,-€ at Whiskyauction 04/2016

  7. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 470,-€ and for 494,-€ at Whiskyauction 01/2016.

  8. mordread did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This whisky was sold for € 555,- at Whiskyauction 2015-10.

  9. hettrum scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Maybe not the most complex, but this Tomatin has some really intense flavours and is very rich. Loved it.
    • Nose
      Oranges and apples, with a hint of caramel. A bit dusty, with wood shavings also. Pretty oaky actually. After that more fruit appears. Mango, tangerine. Also creamy vanilla.
    • Taste
      Tropical fruit bomb. Wow! Peaches, grapefruit, lime and nectarine. Some spices, ginger and cinnamon. Also marzipan and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Spicy and fruity. Long and drying.

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