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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1988 MoS
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points
- "A good cheer under the plum tree"
- A very decent bottling. Nice, but rather unsettling.
Line up in the other previously tried 88s, none of which was outstanding.
Somewhat earthy, light-fruited (mainly pear, some nectarine), looks quite young and not very expressive. Pickpocket, a bit mineral.
The alcohol is clearly noticeable. Little deep.
With water: noticeably more aromatic and accessible: quince, pears, pastry with vanilla cream, pickaxe, a little orange. Slightly deeper
Starts (light) fruity (pear, apricot), then quickly spicy and quite peppery-spicy. Good body, sweetish, slightly rough and unpolished.
With water: much more accessible, (yellow) fruity, warmer and fuller, still a lot of sharpness.
Something alcoholic. Wax, pepper, quite short.
With water: more accessible and fruity. A little longer, but also sharper.
- A nice Tomatin, fruity, spicy and relatively complex.
- Great tomatin, still a step away from the great 1976 vintage
fruit, citrus like oranges at first, becomes more rounded, sweet and cooked
pear/ apple. Some tobacco box and caramel.
full bodied. Dry leaves in the forest fallen on the ground, ginger, almonds. More oak spice on the palate, than
the nose. A nice whiff of smoke gives it some complexity. Apple pie with cinnamon.
Doesn't need water at all.
- indeed a fruit bomb. At first it looks a bit younger, but then it has a good taste in the taste. Sweetener stuff!
Pure: intense, light fruit mixture, fresh orange juice, lime, mango, green apples. Light sandalwood note, ginger. No trace of sherry. With water: even more fruity, now banana and coconut at the start. Benefited.
Pure: despite cask strength milder, beautiful fruity onset, everything from the nose can be found again, but seems a little more mature than expected. Then clear oak and a hint of meaty smoke. Delicious! With water: a bit milder overall, but the oak is still pushing forward a bit. Does not have to...
medium long, a bit more oak, but the fruit is good.
- Oh, yeah, great
Tomatin! Diluted it is very good as well, but then it trades some of its
fruitiness for spiciness. Around 130 EUR. Thanks, Jeroen!
Wow! Great nose! Stewed
fruit in all its facets. A veritable fruit bomb. Peach, pineapple on syrup, unripe
banana. But also a mix of sugared and roasted almonds, a whiff of marzipan and
a hint of garden herbs. Turkish Delight. Sniffing tobacco. Then some yellow
apples shine through, as well as some kiwi. Develops beautifully and is more
than complex enough to keep you busy for a while. Adding water makes it a lot
more herbal in my opinion. More garden herbs.
relatively high ABV, the arrival is soft. But spicy from the start. Think
ginger, nutmeg – oh, wait! A dusty side settles in that is very pleasant indeed.
Mild bitterness as if from grapefruit or tea. A little less fruity than the
nose made you expect, but certainly not a disappointment. It puts the throat
aflame (well, you know what I mean). On the palate, it does become a little
more green if you add water.
The finish is spicy
and long with a hint of woodsmoke.