Tomatin 40-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
40 years old
7 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
42.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
07-11226 07/11228
Added on
16 sep 2008 9:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1986.74

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin 40-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.84 points.

  1. Drochaid scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A 40 year old whisky from Tomatin bottled back in October 2007. This was

    distilled in 1967, the middle of Tomatin`s huge growth period when it

    was one of the biggest distilleries in Scotland, and sat in a bourbon

    cask until bottling. An elegant and distinguished dram.

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  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Calm, seasoned, settled, matured for a long time, this whisky is full of nobility, shows self-confidence and regularity. The one who doesn't need to prove anything. A little digression: I was amazed when I read that these are seven Bourbon Hogsheads (and I try to never read a description of a whisky that I know nothing about, in order to make the tasting more authentic, closer to the laboratory experience and prefer to rely on my own feelings), because I was sure of its beginning, put in sherry casks, some kind of not the first filling. Without burning, protruding corners, he nevertheless led me by the nose for a long time with his "dark" tones of buckwheat honey, tea brewing, dried tea rose, old leather, such a room in which antique furniture is being repaired and restored, with hints of varnish, paint and dust, both ordinary and book dust, which you find in library vaults. This was complemented by tones of raisins, prunes and dried apricots, with subtle notes of citrus and bergamot. I must say that the excellent aromatic tones are retained further, but in a paler form, with a slightly delayed finish.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    An excellent whisky, Tomatin acts as a standard of the Highland, and the whole scotch as a whole, if I was offered to give Tomatin 18 to a person who has never tried the whisky, the most typical, high-quality representative of Scotland, if I complicate the task and raise the age by 30, then I would recommend Tomatin, but already 40. Is he the best? - certainly not, it is the most characteristic, reflecting the essence of the product, a representative, of very, very good quality; major league must have.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, treated valuable wood, old furniture, varnish, cigar box, pipe tobacco, cinnamon, lemon, dried fruits - dirty, dusty dried apricots, dried apples, pears; homemade fruit candy of sour apples, a bit of buckwheat honey, dry herbs, lemonade, fruit drops.
    • Taste
      Calm, saturated, oak, oiliness, lemon peel, lemon pepper, creamy notes - condensed milk, butterscotch; butter cream, nuts, buckwheat honey.
    • Finish
      The continuation of taste, calm, soft, creamy oak, light notes of citrus - lemon peel, orange; kvass mash, light bitterness of dark beer, candied ginger, burnt rye crackers.

  5. bull10298 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The 40 Years Old expression comprises a vatting of seven hogsheads, distilled in
    May 1967, and according to Stephen Bremner, Marketing and Sales Manager for
    Tomatin distillery, ?With over four decades of experience at Tomatin, Douglas
    Campbell knows our warehouse and casks better than anyone else. He has made a
    superior selection in the 30 and 40 Years Old malts and we expect them to be
    extremely popular with whisky enthusiasts in the UK and internationally.? The
    nose is initially quite shy and retiring, gently floral, with emerging apples,
    oranges and marzipan notes, plus a subtle whiff of background smoke. As with its
    younger sibling, the addition of water arouses quite lively, fresh citrus
    fruits. Smooth and sophisticated on the palate, with creamy toffee backed by
    spice and just a suggestion of liquorice. Fairly long in the finish; more creamy
    and less oaky than might be expected for its age. Only 1,614 bottles.



  6. markkerr02 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior Trial 093: Tomatin with Douglas Campbel and Graham Nicolsson - 090923
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Antiquary 21Y 43%; 729 kr 12 points
    Glass 2 Tomatin 18Y 46%; 639 kr 77 points
    Glass 3 Tomatin 25Y 43%; 1119 kr 78 points
    Glass 4 Tomatin 40Y 42.9%; 3599 kr 112 points
    Glass 5 Tomatin Single Cask 1976 47.2%; 2199 kr 134 points
    Glass 6 Tomatin 30Y 49.3%; 1899 kr 77 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Tomatin 40Y, 42.9%
    Scent: I, vanilla, chocolate, marzipan, complex, sötma
    Taste: Chocolate, oak, tanines, cherry, fruit
    Aftertaste: I, soft, fruit, spices, very long
    Score: 96 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Tomatin 40Y, 42.9%; bourbon hogshead
    Color: Amber
    Scent: Moderate, vanilla tones, fruit tones, a complex scent
    Taste: Medium, very chocolate, slightly fatty, oily, dried fruit
    Aftertaste: Long with a lot of chocolate - very tasty
    Rating: A real top whisky with a great taste spectrum and surprisingly little fatty despite its age - an ace
    Score: 93

  7. Master Quill scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior


    An exceptional vatting of seven oak hogsheads, selected by our Distillery Manager, Douglas Campbell, for outstanding quality.

    Date distilled - 17 May 1967

    Date bottled - 02 October 2007

    Matured in - Hogsheads

    Bottled at cask strength, 42.9%abv, and unchill-filtered

    Number of bottles - 1614

    Colour - bronze.

    Aroma - beeswax, stewed apples, raisin. Orange peel; hint of marzipan.

    Taste - complex and exceptionally smooth, with some liquorice, creamy.

    Finish - long; coats the palate and lingers.


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