- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Release
- Ex-Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 350 ml
- Bottle code
- L 02 06 15
- Added on
- 28 Jul 2015 8:53 am by z-imaging
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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Contrast (Sherry Matured)
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.74 points
- In direct comparison with his brother, tasted from a bourbon barrel, an exciting thing. Thank you Tomatin and Likudi
Dense, sweet, roasted nuts, plums, amarena cherries and a nice note of caramel. The difference to the bourbon barrel is clear
- Compared to the bourbon matured version, alcohol stands out and bites much more. The more time this whisky gets in the glass, the better. After all, whiskys aged around 40 are used here, so even 10-15 minutes after pouring, this whisky is still quite hard and not quite drinkable.
I enjoyed this sherry matured version a bit more.
Toffifee, slight musty, old lacquered furniture, dates, cane molasses, raisins.
With water: Caramel-hazelnut and more delicate. Leather. Soy sauce. Walnut.
Fine acidity. Hazelnuts, hazelnut filling, orange. Over time, milk chocolate, dates, cane sugar, mint, caramel and balsamic vinegar.
With water: Salty and bitter caramel, cane molasses, light earthiness, ripe red apple. It gradually thickens. Strawberry, raspberry.
Gently astringent. Oak, tannins, chalk, grapefruit peel. Over time, salinity, smoked cheese, cumin and menthol.
With water: More acid. Herbs and spices. Walnut.
- Nose: Pretty aggressive. At least if you sniff harder. With softer features, a pleasantly spicy, fruity aroma develops. Raisins, peach and slightly nutty.
Flavor: Fairly spicy at first. Unfortunately, that already made me fear. Then unfortunately it sounds pretty babbisch sweet - that's where the wet youth comes through.
Unfortunately a combination that I don't like at all.
Maybe water helps? - Yes, water helps. The sharpness gives way and delicious wood aromas emerge. The babbish sweetness still dominates, so we probably won't be friends.
Well what should you do? Another decent dash of water - it's strong enough.
Oh, now it's becoming more to my taste. Pleasant sweetness meets bitter aromas - nothing babbisch, now rather clear and watery. Spicy and also a bit floral (tart herbs, maybe some tobacco).
Conclusion: Tidy water saved him from drinkable mediocrity for me.
- Bottles 3603 and 3605 were enjoyed
In direct comparison, the ripened in the bourbon barrel had the nose slightly ahead. Overall, a great way to compare the effects of different barrel maturations
Color: deep-dark amber gold, bronze-like
Oak Fruit Sherry Dried Fruit Raisin Sweet Honey Cake Dark Chocolate
nice and complex to smell several times, take your time
Oak fruits spices malt nuts sherry sweet vanilla herb tobacco
Creamy, tasty, full mouthfeel; recognizable age and a pleasant earthiness play well with everything. ABV excellently integrated. Complex and tasty
Oak Fruit Spices Sherry Sweet Sweet Dark Chocolate
Good medium length, complex, there is a lot to taste here
- Nice sherry whisky. Already seems set, but still has very fresh sherry notes, although certainly very little PX was used here. Great paints at a fair price.
- Pleasant strong Malt with great Bouqet.
Pickled cherries, plum jam and a lot of dark fruit, later a hint of damp wood and a little sugar candy
Sherry full, rather dry, the sweetish bitterness of plum peel tastes nice, which gives a slightly bitter note, oily on the palate
Long and strong, again sherry and here clearly oak
overripe grapes, sweet (almost pungent), nuts, grassy-herbaceous-herbaceous; The nose starts gaudy sweet and evolves over time more and more into the bitter - exciting!
Sharp peppery onset, thin texture, hay, spicy wood, in the second attempt with some goodwill to guess some bright fruits ... but the third sip the fruits are then fully there!
Medium long, warming, astringent, pleasant Sherryank length, dried raspberries, some woody spice in the background.