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Overall rating
87.34/100
votes
78
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
304
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Nov 2013 6:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 158.95

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1988 TWA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.34 points

  1. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pretty disappointing for a whisky of this age and price.
    • Nose
      Very grassy (morning grass), fresh pear. The rest is melted and mixed, rather indefinable.
    • Taste
      Oily and oily mouth. Cut grass, malt, sweet lemon and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Short finish, lemony and slightly peppery.

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/tomatin-19882013-twa-perfect-dram-refill-hogshead-497-vol/

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Refines and elegant that acquired from with fine aging, delicate notes
    of kumquat, honey, milky chocolate and fine tea fits in well on the
    subtle wood notes, fresh and pleasant, just as delicious.

    P- Subtly frizzy spicy which is nice, juicy citrus, tea and lightly smokes. Gummy candy and maltose mouth coating. F- Medium-long, pleasant frizzy notes that lasts, comes layer of wood,
    kernel and more maltose, much anticipated fruits lost its way and didn't
    reappear.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sweet and fruity on the nose with floral notes and vanilla.
    Taste: Sweet on the palate again with light fruits, spicy and slightly bitter, grapefruit, oak.
    Finish: A long, sweet and spicy finish, grapefruit and oak again.

  5. eleiko5 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tomatin 25 yo 1988
    (49,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2013, refill hogshead, 304 btl.)

    Nose: sweet, candied fruits. Angelica cake. Gooseberry pie. Lime. Violets? Also a grassy / herbal side (hay, aniseed, heather). Vanilla. Then some blonde tobacco and banana leafs. Liquorice as well. Pretty complex and wide. Mouth: sweet and rounded, with lemon sweets, gooseberries again, marzipan. Quite oily. Faint hints of pink grapefruit, and again very light violet notes. Evolves towards more grassy notes, with a little nutmeg and liquorice. Ginger too. Finish: medium long, sweet and spicy. Oranges and mocha.

    High quality Tomatin, with echoes of the 1970’s but more focused on green notes and sweet herbs than usual. Around € 140.

    Score: 87/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/tomatin/tomatin-1988-perfect-dram/

     

     

     

  6. Toffie76 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not bad overall, but lacks a bit of treasure and complexity.
    • Nose
      Herbaceous, floral, mineral. Apple, pear, ginger. Vanilla / icing sugar.
    • Taste
      a lot of vanilla. Fresh, clean and very spring. Honey. Ample. A little pepper.
    • Finish
      Erased and a little short.

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