Tomatin 1981

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
32 years old
Calculated age
33 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
42.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Jul 2014 11:20 am by Alex
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 928.83

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54 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1981

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.73 points

  1. ak47 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    "Tomatin 32 yo 1981
    (42,3%, OB 2014, Oloroso sherry butt #001, 405 btl.)

    Nose: quite spectacular. Raisins, almond biscuits, red berries. Loads of old leather chairs and polished exotic woods. Soft hints of liquorice roots. Whiffs of very old Oloroso, including the combination of figs and citrus that they often have. A bit of sour tobacco. Moving towards tangerine and maracuya. Mouth: quite light, but quickly showing those lovely Tomatin fruits. Passion fruits, hints of tangerine, mango and pink grapefruit. Tropical fruitiness with acidic citrus. The sherry side arrives a bit later: chocolate, plums and light herbal notes. Finish: relatively long, with some plums, citrus and wood spices.

    Superb Tomatin and a lovely mix of sherry notes and the bright fruitiness of Tomatin in the 1970s. I think I prefer this one of the the 1977 that was bottled a bit later. Around € 600-700 and sold out in most places.

    Score: 92/100"

    Extracted from: Whiskynotes.be

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Blind Tasting
    • Nose
      Voll und sehr rund. Süßer Sherry, Rosinen, Tabakblätter und ein Hauch Essiggurken. Pfirsiche, Aprikosen. Orangenmarmelade auf Toast. Frisch gesägtes helles Holz, eine Spur Eukalyptus. Tolle Tiefe.
    • Taste
      Ölig, mittelschwer. Bienenwachs, dann jede Menge reife Pfirsiche, Mango und Maracuja. Rosinen, Tabak, etwas Leder. Honig, Vollmilchschokolade, Walnuss.

  3. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. ak47 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Referring to the previous post one can see again how different tastes are! For me, the whisky was just fantastic! ;-)

  5. SteveW110 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Anything my whisky heart could wish for ...
    -> my birth year -> Age fits -> Oloroso sherry -> Cask Nr.001
    but unfortunately he does not meet my taste. Something bothers me, can not define it. I would have bought it almost blind, but I'm glad to have bought a sample in advance.

  6. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: dry sherry wood, nuts, brown sugar, sultanas, dark spices.

    Bit of earth and a whiff of eucalyptus. Some peper.

    Later more earth, tobacco, mocca and cacao. 

    Taste: Sweeter than expected from ex-oloroso. Very gentle.

    Raisins and sultanas. Thick milk chocolate. 

    Finish: Gentle. Nutty sherry. Cherry at first, followed bij gentle pepers. 

    Great nose, thick smooth taste. Very thick sherries whisky.

  7. Amyth scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: great Oloroso sherry with raisins, very nutty, with something antique like a book leather binding, old furniture and Schugpolitur, despite its age, very lively, round and exciting, complex and lively, after some time, spices such as cloves and ginger, also anise / liquorice, in the background the typical Destilerrie character with dried apricots and light citrus notes Taste: sherily oily and velvety soft, pure raisin, a little nut, then liquorice is added Finish: long, the licorice takes the lead role, followed by some oak Conclusion: a dream of a sherry keg, unfortunately, the lakrtize in the finish is too overpowering for me, otherwise it would be a 90 points malt - 89 points


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