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Overall rating
86.96/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
12.1988
Bottled
06.2014
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 14026
Number of bottles
265
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
03 Jul 2014 11:55 am by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 141,86

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57 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1988 MoS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. coryfin scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    "A good cheer under the plum tree"

  3. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very decent bottling. Nice, but rather unsettling.
    Line up in the other previously tried 88s, none of which was outstanding.
    • Nose
      87 87
      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
    • Taste
      86 86
      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.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Something alcoholic. Wax, pepper, quite short.
      With water: more accessible and fruity. A little longer, but also sharper.

  4. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nice Tomatin, fruity, spicy and relatively complex.

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great tomatin, still a step away from the great 1976 vintage
    • Nose
      Old dry
      fruit, citrus like oranges at first, becomes more rounded, sweet and cooked
      pear/ apple. Some tobacco box and caramel.
    • Taste
      Thick and
      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.
    • Finish
      Doesn't need water at all.

  6. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    indeed a fruit bomb. At first it looks a bit younger, but then it has a good taste in the taste. Sweetener stuff!
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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...
    • Finish
      medium long, a bit more oak, but the fruit is good.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Despite the
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy
      and long with a hint of woodsmoke.

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