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Overall rating
90.72/100
votes
131
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
1966
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
45 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
391
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint bottling with The Nectar
Added on
22 May 2011 6:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 480,00

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1966 TWA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.72 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Old and complex - but the wood made it clearly after 45 years - very good!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Acacia honey, cooked fruits, cooked oranges, jam, fine sherry wood, spices, pepper, whiffs of black tea, tobacco, leather - very good!
    • Taste
      90 90
      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
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, more punchy, more herbal, zesty, grapefruit peel, some tannins, a tad bitter

  2. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sherry and oak are not exaggerated, but Tomatin notes neither...
    • Nose
      Sherry, forest fruits, earth, antique leather, carpentry shop, tobacco and herbals.
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, matured oak, herbals, pepper and cinnamon, citruses and mint.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, fruity, spicy.

  3. Soderberg scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Suevia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried raisins, plums, figs. There is tobacco and leather and a touch of a dusty old cellar with exotic woods.
    • Taste
      sweet, the above mentioned fruit make an appearance, the oak is very present but not (yet) overboarding.
    • Finish
      Not too long, on fruits and oak

  5. Thematzie scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. PierreDH scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly watery, fruity, roasted.
    • Finish
      Sweet with a little candied pineapple. Mocha, fine bitterness. But the whole thing is a bit off. Good length but not intense enough.

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