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Tomatin 1988

Overall rating
87.61/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release - Batch 1
Vintage
1988
Bottled
04.2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks & Port Pipes
Number of bottles
2500
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2014/04/21 10:47, 2014/04/22 13:04 LH70422
Barcode
5018481023321
Added on
07 May 2014 9:07 pm by paddmo
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 222,47

10 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1988

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.61 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruit

    In April of last year, this Tomatin 1988 was added to the core range. It will be released in batches. Batch 2 has just been released, but I will try the first release. It is a Tomatin that matured for 25 years on bourbon and port casks.

    Wonderfully light, but very fruity nose on apples, pears, citrus, pineapple and strawberries with loads of icing sugar. A slice of melon, some Fanta and a lot kernel of pepper. On the edge of being candy-like. Very inviting. A touch of woodsmoke in the background. I quite like this.

    Good body and prickly on the palate. Spicy and warming. The fruit from the nose returns, but in a pastry. Some vanilla, caramel and red fruit kick in. The pastry is soaked in honey. The woodsmoke returns on the palate and lingers.

    In the long, warm finish both the honey and the fruit reappear, to die in a burst of fresh fruit.

    This whisky is a dessert in and of itself. For those among us with a sweet tooth. Around 200 EUR for a bottle.

  2. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I beg your pardon that I'm posting this note in english because I'm lying in my sun lounger in the garden and like to close my eyes a little bit instead of translating or writing a 2nd review in english:

    Put together in a nutshell, though, with a fantastic nose and a good multi-layered flavor, the only subtle hints of port ripening are great in this malt, due to its higher maturity and balance and fruity complexity, I'd say for comparison that It's pretty rough, like some spicy, complex Arran-ex-bourbon-matured single casks, and that's exactly what brings me to critical critique: The malt is way too overpriced.
    In the same way you get at Arran in cask strength (not in 46%) for about 100 euros less the bottle and the very old 25yo. Tomatin in the red and gold tube cost about 90-95 euros less, without being significantly worse in the overall rating.

    If one compares what is offered for this exorbitant price with the old expiring 30yo. Tomatin or with the limited cask strength 21yo. Tomatin, the head shaking reaches beyond the good and evil price a neck-threatening frequency. For the price him, if it was up to me, Mr. Eunson and team drink him.

    My personal conclusion: A good fruity, complex and yet typical Tomatin Malt with beautifully subtle, only slight Port notes to the Nepper-Tugs-Bauernfänger-Preis.

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Jssssssss scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Scent of smell: (6)
    Tonality: (7) Light purple fruit acid begins to be sultry, sour fruity purple fruit sour feeling gradually becomes comfortable...5
    Fruity light...4
    Dryness and other sweetness...3
    Some old wine wood... 4

    Entrance aroma: (7)
    Strength: (6)
    Tonality: (7)
    End rhyme: (7)
    The aroma of the mouth is relatively comfortable, and the traditional Chinese medicine has a long-lasting taste.

    Total: ( 88 )
    The whole is ripe enough to make the entrance slightly sweet and sour, comfortable and full.

  5. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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