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Big "T" 05-year-old

Overall rating
81.80/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB56497
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
100% Blended Scotch Whiskies
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
18 Jul 2014 8:00 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 108.76

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Whisky Reviews for Big "T" 05-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.80 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Prickling Spiciness

    The T in this Big T reers to the Highland distillery Tomatin. It’s also clearly blown into the bottom of the glass bottle: ‘Tomatin Distillers (Exports) Ltd, Edinburgh’. Moreover, this is – contrary to today’s release – ‘guaranteed over 5 years old’. My buddy Timon challenged me to put it head-to-head with the current release.

    The nose is rife with toffee and caramel with a hint of chocolate. But I confess: there is no discernable fruit in here. Even after I have overcome some OBE, I still find it very hard to discover anything else. Maybe a handful of sultanas? But that’s it. Oh, wait… after five minutes of air, I also get some light brown sugar. Whodathunk? But I’m not impressed.

    The body is watery, almost flat. I do get some greengages and gooseberries now, along with some oranges and blueberries. This is actually turning out quite alright. The prickling spiciness on white pepper and liquorice kicks in. Yes, it’s starting to recover. Much better than the nose announced.

    In the medium long finish, it’s all about caramel and oranges. A soft bitterness from the oak announces the demise.

    The nose left a lot to be desired, but on the palate this was more than okay. Thanks, Timon.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This smells like it has a lot of toffee/fudge in it and of chocolate.
    I wonder if caramel has been added to this?
    The palate is on the thick and creamy side with a decent white pepper note and some sweet fruit, possibly plum or gooseberry with a faint hint of blackcurrant.
    If you like sweet toffee mixed with spice you will love this one, nice mouthfeel and taste.
    Lacking in the finish a little
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

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