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Tomatin 1976 TWm

Overall rating 55 votes 91.47
Single Malt
The Whiskyman (TWm)
Bottling serie
Full Metal Dram
Stated Age
36 years old
Number of bottles
49.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Fulldram, Belgium
be Belgium
Added on
04 Jun 2012 7:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 799,59

My 4 x 25 ratings


Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 23


4 Notes

Expert Senior eleiko5 Note
19 Apr 2015 5:02 pm
eleiko5 gave this whisky 92 points

Tomatin 36 yo 1976 “Full metal dram” (49,3%, The Whiskyman for Fulldram 2012, 103 btl.)

Nose: alright! An excellent nose, full of juicy citrus with a good dose of sherry (I’d say a tiny bit more than usual). There’s tangerine, blood orange, pink grapefruit, apricot, banana and guava. Nice vanilla cake and honey. A little almond cream. There seem to be more mint and grasses than in similar releases, as well as a hint of silver polish (the metallic hint they’re referring to in the epitheton). A little oak polish too, but oak itself is hardly to be found. Superb. Mouth: very sweet at first, with red fruit jam, cooked peaches, half-dried prunes and then a brighter, very beautiful wave of typical Tomatin goodness: pink grapefruit, passion fruits, tangerine. Lovely depth and complexity. There’s a secondary theme of sweet oak, soft herbs and fruit tea. A nice touch of mocha glaze in the aftertaste. Finish: very long, softly drying on fresh herbs, with a lot of sweetness still.

An excellent example of Tomatin 1976, probably the best one we’ve had so far. Around € 185 at the time, but all 103 bottles have found a new home already. Not mine, unfortunately, as I wasn’t an official member of the club yet. I’m willing to adopt!

Score: 92/100




Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
18 Oct 2013 10:13 am
checkpointuk gave this whisky 91 points




Farbe: Rost­rot
Nase: Sherry, Grape­fruit, saf­tige Trau­ben (aber auch Rosi­nen­no­ten), zart wuer­zig, sal­zige Man­deln, mal­zi­ges Tof­fee und getrock­nete Tabak­blaet­ter. Jetzt komi­scher­weise auch noch leicht gruene und fri­sche Noten.
Geschmack: Weich, rund und sehr har­mo­nisch, wuer­zi­ger und maech­ti­ger wer­dend, schwa­che dunkle Fruchta­ro­men und leicht herbe Leder­no­ten, die in eine per­fekte Nuss-Holz-Kombination  ueber­ge­hen.
Finish: Lang, sehr mal­zig, grosse Nuss­mi­schung mit einer cre­mi­gen Kom­bi­na­tion aus Kaf­fee, Latte Mac­chiato und Sahne.
Bemer­kung: Die­ser Toma­tin kommt im Geschmack und Finish fast ohne Fruchta­ro­men aus!
91 Punkte (Nase: 91 / Geschmack: 92 / Finish: 91) 

Expert Junior Babelfisch42 Note
18 Jun 2012 10:01 am
Babelfisch42 gave this whisky 94 points

I also get the information that the bottling is "sold out"...

Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
13 Jun 2012 1:33 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 90 points
Deep gold

Oh, my, this nose is very good. Blood oranges, grapefruit, raisins in syrup, eucalyptus, almond paste, milk chocolate and a teaspoon of molasses. Very spicy, but without a trace of oak. Waxy. Grassy. Nice!


It is soft an oily, almost syrupy, on the palate. The spices I get are heath bush and cardamom. Dark fruit à la plums! Melon and peach as well. Actually, quite tropical indeed. Some coffee, too. A hint of wine gums, but not quite. Very sweet.


This continues into the medium long finish that remains lively until the end.


This is quite different from the official bottlings that so enamoured me. Absolutely great Tomatin! If you can still find it: 185 EUR.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man


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