Tomatin 1966 TWA

Overall rating
90.42/100
votes
137
Whiskybase ID
WB22002
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

€ 1178.00

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin 1966 TWA

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.42 points.

  1. nogreg scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Very nice old whisky (45 years old) after sherry. The smell, taste and finish is very similar, full of sherry, oak (she spent 45 years in a barrel after all), delicious spices and dried fruit. Plus leather and tobacco. Some people point out the oak, but I don't mind. Solid 8/10 (95/100).

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2021] During the first decade of this century a lot of very old Tomatin were released, simply because Tomatin always was favoured by the blenders (a common saying was "If you miss something in your blend simply add a cask of Tomatin!") so many independent bottlers owned huge stocks of Tomatin casks to create old blends. This is a good example for such an old beauty...

    ...and it is excellent, like almost all of its peers. The wood dominance is a borderline case in terms of the old whisky styles, but it is absolutely okay given the modern whisky "zeitgeist" of rather aggressive casks. Nice stuff to quaff, if you do not have to bother about actual price points.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is tawny and the nose offers a flawless old-style sherry profile with strong but not overpowering wooden impressions. The malt takes its time until it shows up but it does, finally. The sherry is more of the herbal-spicy kind so obviously the cask was made of European oak. There are leathery notes too, and after some breathing shy fruits dare to enter the profile.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is almost like a liqueur with herbal-spicy impressions beside an enormous thick sweetness. Then the tannins of the wood kick in and turn this taste into a borderline case but modern drinkers with a sweet spot for heavy wooden notes will adore this, for sure. The fruits are more present than with the nose and they are rather exotic (figs, dates). Actually, this is quite delicious and the strong wooden notes are not that bad once my taste buds adapted to it. The sherry and malt are flawless.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives powerful on the palate with a creamy texture and some bitter-astringent moments from the tannins of the wood. The finish is long and turns more bitter-drying towards the end (yes, the tannins strike back) without getting unpleasant at all. Water is not needed but does no harm either.

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo 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

  5. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sherry and oak are not exaggerated, but Tomatin notes neither...
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sherry, forest fruits, earth, antique leather, carpentry shop, tobacco and herbals.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dried fruits, matured oak, herbals, pepper and cinnamon, citruses and mint.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, oaky, fruity, spicy.

  6. Soderberg scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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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