Tomintoul 12-year-old Oloroso

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso Sherry Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
24 May 2008 12:41 pm

Average value

€ 47.15

13 × in wishlist

184 × member ratings

407 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomintoul 12-year-old Oloroso

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.58 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The smell is full of flavors, complex, but a bit too soft. There is a certain bitter counterpoint missing. In the mouth then show slightly tart notes, which does the whisky well. Def Depart is a bit simple, it lacks the fruit notes, but he knows how to please.
    Overall, I like the whisky better than the description might suggest. You can drink it well.
    • Nose
      Soft, fruity, a mixture of light fruits, ripe pears and cherries, behind it caramel, sourdough, a hint of mint
    • Taste
      The body is also soft, but the start stronger than expected, again a little cherry, a little sherry, sweet, but also a bit dry, a little oak, some chocolate.
    • Finish
      Amazing oak on the finish with a little bit of bitterness, the memory of beer, bittersweet.

  2. wbarchive_380086 scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

    Color: warm golden.
    ABV: 40%.

    Nose: Oak, meadow flowers, sherry. [n18]

    Taste: Body of medium density, strongly oily.
    Spirituoznost, meadow flowers, spices, sherry, raisins. [t20]

    Finish: medium length, not rich. Bread, flowers, spirituousness, cereals. [f18]

    Balance: A good whisky with a spirituous-floral aroma and taste. When opening the sleeve in the nose immediately beats spiritness, which either mixes and balances with meadow flowers and sherry. An interesting feature is that with a strong inspiration of the aroma of the drink, the spiritness goes away, but when you take a sip along with the inhalation, it feels quite strong, but not "faintly", but noble. On the aftertaste for a very long time there is either a fresh crust of black bread, or cereals. A year's drink to try, but I will not take a bottle. [b20]

    Score n + t + f + b: 76

  3. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Fast drinking whisky! He is really good. But he can and should be quickly broken and swallowed quickly. Prolonged examination reveals the lack of depth.
    • Nose
      Juicy oranges, vanilla, creme brulee, cloves, almonds, spicy oak, gradually citrus notes, licorice, cinnamon
    • Taste
      Soft, mild, again orange, slightly bitter oak, vanilla
    • Finish
      Bitter oak, then it gets a bit more orange, then it's gone

  4. assinass703 scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    Milk chocolate, caramel yogurt,ripe pear, dried cherry.
    Light jam-like sulfur, cherry chocolate, caramel yogurt, some tannin of oak, not a easy one,the body is medium-light.
    The finish is cherry chocolate, a little of bitterness.Short finish.
    Okay for me

  5. Expraesi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 08-21-2020.

  7. bodevami scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    One of my first single malts I've ever had. Liked it very much! The last remnant in the bottle (bottle opened about 6/7 years) was very sweet, think because of the sherry!
    Tasty, but not very special whisky to drink easily.
    • Nose
      Undiluted Karvan Cevitam, fruity (strawberry / raspberry), nutty (freshly roasted)
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet, sherry, tasty
    • Finish
      Short, soft, not very special

  8. StephanB scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Warm and easy.
    • Nose
      Complex aromas. Vanilla cream, almonds, raisins, and a heady scent of Sherry Bodega.
    • Taste
      Smoot, oaky fruit balance dovetailing with a structured layer of sherry.
    • Finish
      Beguillingly soothing and mellow.

  10. markfeit scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    sweet fruit at first on the palate, then sour. A very light, watery finish. Very short.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?