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Overall rating
86.86/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
04.2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
204
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2015 11:23 am by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 153.67

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20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1989 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.86 points

  1. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An old tomato is desirable for me, this has the well-known profile, but the barrel was unfortunately not (more) very meaningful ... still good! Compared to the 26yo broker bottling just way too expensive and not nearly as good!
    • Nose
      Old subtle tropical fruit flavors, very tender (barrel?)
    • Taste
      Again, these tropical aromas of lychee, pineapple and gooseberry, slightly sour oak, dry;
    • Finish
      Earthy, dry, almost a little dirty, white wine?

  2. Jimjam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite simple, but very good. Lots of summery flavour. Did I mention fruit?
    • Nose
      Ripe and unripe orchard fruit, in a box of hay. Some malt, chalk
    • Taste
      Sweet orchard fruit, and tropical fruit. Fruit chews. Some alcohol heat at 51%. Developing a little oak astringency
    • Finish
      Sweets and fruits of all kinds continue, drying at the front and back of tongue

  3. Sjaunja did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Tomatin 25 yo 1989/2015 (51.9%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection)


    Colour: straw.

    Nose: yippee yee yah! Or something like that. Total
    easiness at first nosing, with a large bag of… of… I mean, say Danish
    pastry and apricot-filled croissants. You can’t get any easier. Plus a
    little mead, custard, and butterscotch. And some cut grass to keep it
    straight and standing.
    With water: good, it’s the barley that comes out,
    together with more earth, and a wee waxy feeling, between putty and
    paraffin.

    Mouth (neat): goodness, this is for kids! Perfect orange
    lozenges, squash, wine gums, soda, drops, liqueurs, syrups, cakes,
    bonbons, cordials, cocktails (that’ll do, S.)… and grass. Some pepper
    and green tea are there to keep law and order, before it gets too…
    orangey.  Love this.
    With water: same. Just the same. It’s not that it
    doesn’t swim, it just would care about water.

    Finish: medium, as always
    with Tomatin, but bright, citrusy, very easy. Love the grassy aftertaste
    that prevents it from getting… really too easy.

    Comments: really
    excellent. Goes down a treat. So, maybe a bit dangerous. SGP:551 - 89 points.

    Whiskyfun 02.Ocsober 2015

  4. MrManners scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. bennythemonster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tomatin 1989-2015, 25 years, 51.9% alc.
    Bottler: Cadenhead
    Expansion: Bourbon Hogshead
    Region: Highlands, Scotland

    Limited to 204 bottles

    Nose: Soft and fruity with a delicate sweetness reminiscent of forest honey. In addition, toffee, butterscotch and vanilla. Behind it comes the smell of the fair, roasted almonds and cotton candy, maybe even candied apple. Removes a little old wood.

    Palate: Sweetish but almost fruitless. Reminiscent of the fair, syrup and honey and molasses. A delicate spicy note and a touch of oak wood mix. Very pleasant mouthfeel.

    Finish: Medium to long, spices and caramel, slightly bitter oak and almonds.

    Conclusion: very clear line with a great sweetness. For sweetbeaks and friends of slightly lower single malts a recommendation, even if it is not easy to see through.

    85/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 200 €)
    Thanks to Cadenhead's Berlin for the rehearsal!

    Original article in the blog: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Highlands/To...-25yo,-51,9-CA/

  6. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cadenhead notes:

    Tomatin Distillery 1989 25y/o 51.9%

    Nose: Sweet honeycomb; vanilla with faint aniseed notes.
    Taste: Toffee and nougat with faint chocolate notes and lashings of golden syrup.
    Finish: Caramel doughnuts, lemon icing and soft grassy notes.

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