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Overall rating
87.08/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
30.11.1989
Bottled
15.02.2006
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Casknumber
11644
Number of bottles
709
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jun 2008 10:40 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.95

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1989 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.08 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    After a very pleasing nose but then something idiosyncratic in the mouth, which, however, also sets him apart from the crowd. Not bad!

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark, ripe yellow fruits, peaches and apricots start with some mineral notes. Satisfied and sweet after a while, very sweet, honey. With a little warmth comes first a fruity chewing gum on, later on licorice and cocoa.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very oily mouthfeel and very strong for the drinking strength. Honey, some menthol and especially drying off with herbs.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is increasingly sweeter again and is manageable from the length.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting:

    Blindspot 52 by @Ed_Radour

    I suspect a refill sherry barrel made of white oak - it is very difficult to estimate the age again - are the dense oily notes from the barrel or the maturation? Is the freshness and the peppery from the barrel or is there an impetuous distillate - blind samples without indication of the alcohol content are always a mystery to me - it does not appear diluted. I suspect / suspect a very subtle smoky note on the palate - seems to be a Highlander

    Nose:

    mhh first impression - could be Lediag or Nevis - something typically dirty herbal, sometimes mineral, slightly delicious floral - then light wood, freshly cut with strawberry-charcoal jam - the wood becomes darker, polished, oiled - noble, ever denser fruit aromas, already syrupy in the nose

    Begins oak dominated, tingles slightly peppery on the tongue, then comes the fruit (compote with orange, cooked apple, cinnamon, clove, mint) - viscous, creamy, but not sticky - ginger, pepper, nutmeg, laurel -

    it has a herbaceous, tart finish, but it remains tasty for me - very fresh and minty with a lot of orange - OrangenTicTacEsk -
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      A bit alcoholic at first, despite the stated "only" 46%. That will happen soon.
      Then dried fruit, pear, all quite fresh, oak and other spicy notes (cinnamon?), Nicely balanced.
    • Taste
      Very smooth and oily, the fruits become less dry, a little forest honey. Significantly more spice than in the nose, especially if the malt remains in the mouth for a long time.
    • Finish
      Strong, with fruit sweetness and pepper, the tongue remains coated for a long time, transition to slight bitterness.

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Subtle refill sherry nose. Nice, but not exceptional. At least not a clear Brennereicharakter to recognize. I still like it very much, it has matured well. Consistent from the nose to the finish. Nice portion of oak, restrained sweetness. Too bad he is not in CS. But he has earned a modest 88 to my taste.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. DocF scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The gingerbread man smells strongly of dried apricots, as well as mushy-ripe pears plus neat acidity. In addition, glue, liquorice and lavender, and green gummy bear. In the mouth he has a good sharpness, in addition to roasted coffee beans, the "miss" notes, if there were actually which, can not get through. Menthol candy. Departure is then more ordinary consumers, except apricot and much wood is not much.

  6. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting (02.12.2019):
    A good classic malt. Not easy to file. I'm referring to an approximately 15-year-old Highlander, from the Refill Sherry Cask.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy on the nose with notes of coffee, rye-red and rum-raisins and some mint. Is there any hint of smoke? Very classic.
    • Taste
      84 84
      On the palate surprisingly strong and peppery. Fruity sweetness paired with a well-balanced bitterness of coffee beans. Mint again. In the second sip the sharpness unfortunately covers the sweetness.
    • Finish
      84 84
      In the finish, long and peppery.

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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