- Single Malt
- The Whisky Agency (TWA)
- Stated Age
- 45 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 46.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Joint bottling with The Nectar
- Added on
- 22 May 2011 6:52 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1966 TWA
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.54 points
- Old and complex - but the wood made it clearly after 45 years - very good!
Acacia honey, cooked fruits, cooked oranges, jam, fine sherry wood, spices, pepper, whiffs of black tea, tobacco, leather - very good!
Very oily, creamy, mellow, good sweetness, more black tea, some fruitiness, red berries, black currant, dark chocolate, hints of cold cigar ashes and tar, herbs
Long, warm, more punchy, more herbal, zesty, grapefruit peel, some tannins, a tad bitter
- Sherry and oak are not exaggerated, but Tomatin notes neither...
Sherry, forest fruits, earth, antique leather, carpentry shop, tobacco and herbals.
Dried fruits, matured oak, herbals, pepper and cinnamon, citruses and mint.
Long, oaky, fruity, spicy.
Dried raisins, plums, figs. There is tobacco and leather and a touch of a dusty old cellar with exotic woods.
sweet, the above mentioned fruit make an appearance, the oak is very present but not (yet) overboarding.
Not too long, on fruits and oak
- Tomatin 45 yo 1966/2011 (46.1%, The Whisky Agency and The Nectar, sherry butt, 391 bottles)
Colour: deep gold.
Nose: nope, there’s no extravagant fruitiness at first sniffs, maybe because of the sherry, or maybe because it’s very old Tomatin. But don’t get me wrong, it’s still a complex whisky, it’s simply more on leather and tobacco at first nosing, then on old herbs liqueurs (yes, yellow Chartreuse), putty, thuja wood, cigar box and a little beef (dried). Keywords ‘polished wood’.
Mouth: more fruits and a straighter oakiness as well, a tad biting and bitter. More herbal liqueur (Jägermeister – I know, no brand names!) white pepper and cinnamon, then more fruits indeed, such as kumquats and figs, as well as a little mint.
Finish: long, more oaky and bitter.
Comments: we’re close to the limits as far as oakiness is concerned but it’s still very drinkable, provided you’re not against herbal liqueurs. Excellent anyway but what’s sure is that it’s not the expected fruit bomb.
SGP:471 – 87 Points.
- It lacks a bit of punch in attack and complexity in the mouth, it would have had to bottle a few years ago already. But it remains of an excellent level, especially the nose, magic! Drink with disconcerting ease.
Enchanting. Almond paste, marzipan, macaroon machine. Candied cherries. Heady flowers. Slightly exotic, with roasted pineapple. Light veil of beeswax. It's very sweet, very civilized but powerfully scented. Intoxicating!
Sweet, slightly watery, fruity, roasted.
Sweet with a little candied pineapple. Mocha, fine bitterness. But the whole thing is a bit off. Good length but not intense enough.