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Tomatin 1978 CA

Overall rating
90.32/100
votes
96
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1978
Bottled
10.2013
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
594
Strength
44.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
13/349
Added on
09 Oct 2013 11:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 362.33

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Tastingtags

7 Notes

CST1986
Expert Junior CST1986 Tasting note
15 Feb 2016 12:06 am
CST1986 gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Rum raisin ice cream with a pinch of cinnamon, glacéed apricots, passion fruit, mango, honey, caramel, roasted almonds, some coconut, a touch of oak wood with high end vanilla and some beeswax. Very fruity profile, in the background there is more grassiness though: luscious, fresh mown field, flower meadow. Wonderful nose. Considering the age it's a beautifully playful and nervous whisky with a fantastic balance.

Taste

A sweet and fruity whirlwind attacks the palate with multi vitamin juice, raisins, orange peel and honeydew melon. In the middle woody flavors join in and provide the malt with backbone and a nice complexity. Curry, vanilla pod, some ginger, a bit of cinnamon. In the back of the palate the whisky changes to sweetness again and develops to a fantastic and vibrant finale. A delicate waxiness equilibrates the oiliness and provides further complexity.

Finish

It's the malt's strong suit. Breathe in and out. While breathing out you get complex flavors of mango in shoves, getting spicier over time: mango syrup, mango sherbet, mango chutney. In the end the woody undertones of freshly cut mango. A hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Great.

Comments

A grand Tomatin, very complex and well matured in first class bourbon casks. Wonderfully composed, extremely fruity – and the gently throbbing mango finish with just a little bit of wood spices is just sensational. Love it.

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Tasting note
14 Feb 2015 10:34 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

A kind of cherry, only in the form of candy. Ripe and very sweet raspberries. Lovely how the age dominates the nose with complex and fruity notes. Orchard of blossom in the spring.

Taste

There's more room for citrus and oaky notes on the palate. Abricot, jam from oranges, hint of pineapple. Great taste of lemoncake. Becomes more spicy and sour. Some ginger, cayennepeper and galangal.

Finish

Little bit dry, spicy peper and bitter grapefruit. Oak becomes louder

Comments

Entertaining dram with twist and turns

Toffie76
Expert Senior Toffie76 Tasting note
06 Jun 2014 10:06 pm
Toffie76 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Dégusté en parallèle avec la version embouteillée pour The Nectar, les 2 versions sont très proches et très difficile (pour moi) à départager. Néanmoins , j'ai trouvé le nez moins démonstratif, un poil plus acétique . Le caractère fruité quasi identique. Un peu plus épicé , plus de sciure?, de bois et de sève. Mais à l'aveugle et bu séparément , nous avons affaire à des jumeaux...

Taste

Rien à ajouter par rapport à la version "nectar" si ce n'est les petites variantes détectées au nez et qui suivent en bouche. Toujours très équilibré et relativement puissant pour un malt de ce degré d'alcool. Un peu plus sec et épicé . L'ajout d'eau diminue l'aspect fruit de confiserie.

Finish

La balance super-fruit et austérité minérale est tout simplement magique.

Comments
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
09 May 2014 1:07 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

D’abord une odeur de thinner mélangé à de la térébenthine assez désagréable. Cela s’estompe vite pour plutôt devenir une odeur de colle vernie. Derrière je sens des abricots et de la pêche, de l’ananas et de la mangue. Il faut laisser le dram s’aérer ! Les fruits prennent alors le dessus et le solvant disparaît. Du pamplemousse fait son apparition par la suite.

Taste

Une corbeille de fruits exotiques (ananas, mangue, pastèque gorgée d’eau). C’est très doux et agréable, frais. Un parfait dram d’apéro ! La bouche pourrait être un peu plus punchy pour être parfaite.

Finish

Finale longue sur les fruits dans les joues. L’alcool se fait un peu plus présent et picote la gorge. Une légère acidité citrique attaque la langue.

Comments

Fin, subtil, complexe, c’est bon.

Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
19 Apr 2014 12:17 pm
Titi94 gave this whisky 91 points

Tasting Notes from Mark Watt (WM Cadenhead):

Nose: Rhubarb, butterscotch and aniseed. Barley sugar and bubblegum.
Palate: Strawberry tarts, banana sweets, chocolate covered raisins and icing sugar.
Finish: The finish mimics the taste lasting for a very long time, leaving you wanting more.
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Note
11 Nov 2013 11:57 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 88 points

Nez très puissant et fruité, sur les zestes d`orange confite, du bois précieux vernis, de la compote douce de citron.
Bouche douce, boisée, fruitée (orange confite).
Finale assez courte salée, poivrée et boisée.

(goûté en festival, donc pas dans des conditions optimales)

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