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Tomatin 30-year-old

Overall rating
89.76/100
votes
317
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
28.04.2011
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads and Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
1200
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
11/9211 15:12 28/04/11
Barcode
5018481002111
Added on
02 Jul 2011 12:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 500.22

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392 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 30-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.76 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Élégance, sophistication, balance and age. This Tomatin is nothing short of being damn fine! As i stated in my previous short note, I was tasting this blindly, finding it to be an aged Glenlivet due to typical aged the orchard fruit I find in many Livets. But also I was thinking about Clynelish due to it’s waxy body and perfect combination of fruits and mild spices. But it turned out to be a Tomatin, and what an exciting Tomatin this is!
    • Nose
      Loads of orchard fruits like sweet, rich apple and ripe pear. Also mild tropical fruits such as lychee ripe melon and ripe pineapple are there. Vanilla and honey are there as well. This nose is full on and gives an impressive pleasure. It’s age is coming through so nicely with a beautifully refined, fresh and lively layer of oakwood. Mild herbs and something fresh and grassy is also there. The nose seems to be quite waxy which gives a nice touch to the whole. The balance is stunning. What a complex nose this is!
    • Taste
      On the taste the high level of this dram continues without any uncertainties. This is so exceptionally well balanced and full flavored. It’s sweet and a tad bitter, being perfectly in harmony together. On the palate I get a lot of ripe citric and tropical fruit, mild vanilla cream, licorice and again a soft touch of herbs. It is subtle on the palate and gives a lot of depth and refined flavors. Something only to be achieved after decades of maturation.
    • Finish
      The finish starts rather shy and carefull, but shortly after that you get an explosion of subtle flavors filling the whole mouth. An impressive wood driven finish is the result. It gives a great play between subtle spices and subtle hints of ripe fruits, all being supported by a very, very well layer of mature oak.

  2. RobbievdB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Never had an older Tomatin before, but this makes me curious for others. This 30yo is elegant and delivers a very solid whisky. Taste wise I got ripe but fresh fruits like green apples and citrus but also fresh herbs it’s kind minty or eucalyptus like, furthermore fresh honey, some slight red berries and bits of caramel.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Extremely fruity and mild, plus the gentle and old character. Emergence of sharpness ensures powerful moments and that certain something. I like this old tomato very much, above all it tastes very good!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Light caramel rests in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter thick and syrupy "legs" run their way. Extreme fruit rises from the glass, mango, pineapple and other tropical fruits mix with local fruits such as apricots, pears and mirabelle plums. Hints of grapefruit and lemons dissolve from creamy wood tones, sugar mixes with a hint of milk chocolate and a few drops of honey.
    • Taste
      Tomatin flows sweetly and mildly through the mouth. Slightly caramelized sugar mixes with a few grains of salt and ripe yellow fruit, subtle wooden spiciness tickles between the lips, creamy raisins and forest honey emerge. Creamy toffee and whole milk chocolate open the second sip before wood sharpness sets in relatively quickly. Suddenly the subtle sharpness intensifies, white pepper and a hint of chili heat up the tongue, plump warmth pervades the palate, dry wood tones stick between the tongue and the palate. Slightly sour citrus fruits appear, menthol freshness ends in hazelnuts and creamy wood tones.
    • Finish
      Toffee and wood stick creamy on the palate, sweet fruit moments stimulate the saliva even in the aftertaste, the aftertaste is voluminous but also relatively short.

  4. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      How can a 30 year matured whisky be so extremely fruity? A flood of exotic fruits rises from my glass: mango, passion fruit, honey melon, coconut, pineapple, juicy tangerines and a hint of unripe strawberries provide a wonderful freshness. Slightly sour fruit notes (pomegranate, citrus fruits) contrast very well with the sweet, exotic fruits. In the background linger a pleasant oak flavor.
    • Taste
      Strong start with a noticeable prickle on the tip of the tongue. The Pfeffrigkeit gives way very fast to the sweet, tropical fruits. Very oily, even silky soft, is the pleasant mouthfeel. Salivation is also strongly stimulated. Mango, passion fruit, pineapple and tangerines quickly take over the flavor of the upper hand. Sweet cake, honey, vanilla and caramel underline the sweet foundation. A light nutritiousness and the first spicy oak wood notes complete the overall picture. The alcohol content of 46% is perfectly integrated and ensures an intense aroma transport. Dangerously tasty, especially in the summer.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The exotic fruits can put a final exclamation point. A fine Nussigkeit, cloves, leather, tobacco leaves and oak spice are in the foreground. It gets a little drier with a subtle bitterness.

  5. Master Quill scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Asked around @ Tomatin:

    The first of these 30yo @ 46% was the one from 2011. Which had an outturn of 1200 bottles. There is also a new batch from 2012 (this time 1500 bottles). It scores 91 Points. According to Tomatin, the 2011 version was drier, I would say the 2012 is even more fruity. Check the code printed on the base of the bottle which one you have.

  6. Erik1908 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I am so glad that my friend Defeatless added this Tomatin expression to the lineup of our vintage tasting. It was the first whisky we tasted, and it defined the level of an unbelievable afternoon.
    That initial smell from the glass! Just an unbelievable wow feeling!
    It is bottled at "just" 46%, but is does not need more. Very subtle and complex whisky again from the old days. Full body, with long and warm mouth feeling.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This 30yo Tomatin made me think it was an old and long matured Glenlivet with loads of ripe orchard fruits and intense bourbon spices. There is a waxiness going on that made us think it was a Clynelish. But after the reveal it appeared to be a Tomatin. Quite a surprise! A very high quality elegant and well layered malt, which I enjoyed a lot! I will make an extended tasting note in the comming days/weeks since I have another 3cl left to try.

  8. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A thoroughbred whisky, restrained, all elements are perfectly adjusted. Great to drink. Tropically fruity in aroma. The aroma picks up over time and plays great. Hardly as tasty as me.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fruit pile, pastries, berries, citrus fruits, tropical fruits, apple strudel, interesting wax and salinity, condensed milk, toffee, non-alcoholic, unripe apricot, straw, light sherry notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Salty, mineral, fruity, restrained, wax, honey on honeycombs, a bit of pepper, iris, barely fresh.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Mineral, long lasting, restrained, again closer to brackish, honey on honeycombs, tropical fruit background, toffee, pepper.

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really delicious malt. I like these yellow fruits paired with the sharpness / acidity. Really something.
    • Nose
      Boy! He is fruity. But everything goes more into the yellowish / exotic. Khaki. Physalis. Mango. Apricot jam. Sea buckthorn honey sweet. Orange peel. Some furniture polish. Dry, warm wood.
    • Taste
      First nice sweetie. Acacia honey. In the mouth, he is no longer so extremely fruity. But still a lot of yellow fruits (see smell). Tree resin. But then a neat and surprising sharpness sets in. Ginger. In addition, some acid. Haribo sour chips.
    • Finish
      The sharpness and the acid gradually fade away. Suggestion, the fruits are still there. Citrus liquor Tonic Water. Some carnation. oak spice

  10. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Outstanding, fruit bomb Tomatin with sufficient power.
    • Nose
      Sherry. Fruits: mango, banana, orange and pineapple. Vanilla and citruses. Spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Grapefruit and grape. Honey and caramel. Oak. Ginger and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, spicy.

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