Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Moody Lions
Stated Age
35 years old
Refill Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Dec 2011 5:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 537.23

45 × in wishlist

155 × member ratings

154 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1976 TWA

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.98 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted face to face with the grotesque crocs.
    It's less integrated, balanced. A little more austere here.
    It's still a very pretty tomatin.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is very pretty.
      We still have a good dose of solvent.
      Noble wood, varnish, leather, wax paste.
      Raisin, prune, bramble, toasted almond.
      Light dust, old book.
    • Taste
      90 90
      In the mouth it is more woody. Leather, pepper, cloves, light liquorice. Dead leaf.
      Prune, dried fruits, toasted almond, date, fig.
      Light medicinal, mint, camphor.
      Pepper, light charcoal.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Final with a sublime camphor fruit. Cherry dried fruits, leather, undergrowth, liquorice.

  2. whiskycuse scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Color: full gold
    Nose: Red fruit (blackberry, raspberry, strawberry) and sherry, slightly gummy, perfectly integrated, spicy with delicate vanilla and caramel flavors.
    Taste: Creamy, slightly tart, powerful and fiery, very fruity with underlying tobacco notes. Even salty, with aromas of grapefruit and the finest honey in combination with tropical wood.
    Finish: Long and balanced, fruity and slightly spicy, orange marmalade, tobacco leaf and olive oil. Getting drier and pleasantly harsh.
    Remark: Completely different than the SSMC, but with the same score!
    92 points (nose: 92 / taste: 92 / finish: 92)

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    N: very very fruity, it starts with brambles, red fruits all sorts and cassis, honey and straw
    T: oily, sherry influence and extremely fruity - grapefruit and exotic fruits
    F: straw, floral and the frutis again - raspberry, cherry, orange and peach
    Marvellous dram! Tasted with Aby

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

  6. Malinois scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasted 2cl at The Whisky Fair 21/04/18

    Does remind me of Lochside 81. Very fruity and sweet, lovely!

  7. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is from a purchased sample. I also have an unopened bottle that I was thinking of selling, but after drinking the sample, hell no. I will keep it for future enjoyment. 92, maybe 92.5 points.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Immediately fruity -- the good kind of fruits (ie not the green grassy unripened ones). We have here peaches, mandarins, pineapples, persimmon, lemons. Yup, we are at 1976 Tomatin territory.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very complex, layers and layers of fruits, ever evolving. I would like this to be just a tad more viscous, but the mouthfeel is pretty good. There is a bit of a sharpness and tanginess to this also. Even though this doesn't reach the depth and the decadent fruitiness of, let's say, the 1960's Bowmores, the fruitiness is very impressive and has a thickness and juiciness that is better than most, if not all, Irish single casks. Also some herbs and honey. No need to add water. 
    • Finish
      90 90
      There is a bit of oaky flatness at the end. Minus one point. 

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2011]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.

    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  Unfortunately I took no detailed notes.

  9. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very good but more spicy of other tomatoes of this vintage
    • Nose
      Extremely fruity, spices, herbs
    • Taste
      ditto but with bitterness
    • Finish
      rather long

  10. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasted face to face with the 1976 Wilson & Morgan: http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/30846/tomatin-1976-wm

    Nose: Less powerful and exuberant than the W & M. Fruity but less exotic. Yellow fruits, citrus fruits (pink grapefruit). Well, there are still some exotic fruits, huh ... Chartreuse type herbal liquor too.

    Palate: Beautiful power in the mouth. Here again, the exotic is less marked than in the W & M. The attack is surprising, thoroughly on the herb liquor mentioned above, then we find the fruits, pink grapefruit in mind, but also the exotic fruits.

    Final: Long, the tannins are there but nothing troublesome. Nice return of the herb liqueur mixed with grapefruit.

    Conclusion: a high malt, but a notch below the previous one.

    90 or 91/100 ... Go, say 91 because it's still a good deal!


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