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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 2008 C&S
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.29 points
- A young whisky indeed showing its distinct distillery character.
Although bottled at high cask strength, the alcohol is already well
integrated. However, this Tomatin could have been left in the cask for
some more years as the immature notes of yeast and leaven are a bit
disruptive for my taste. Water may help.
I thank Caminneci - Wine & Spirit Partner for the sample!
The nose starts off with fruit, pears and a significant amount of
vanilla. Fresh malt arrives with notes of yeast and a whiff of caramel,
along with floral tones and a hint of sourness in the back. Obviously
youngish, however, the alcohol is already well integrated and not
pungent at all.
Bold, strong and nicely sweet on the palate with lingering vanilla
cream, fresh green fruit and butterscotch. This is complemented by a
significant amount of hot spice, pepper, oak, tannins and a whiff of
heather. Immature, sligthly sour and leaven-like notes come through but
again, the high alcohol strength is not dominating here.
A medium-length finish with delicate fruity and malty flavours, along
with subtle floral notes. Sweet barley with a touch of dry oak on the
WITH WATER: Vibrant and refreshing on the nose with more
fruit, pears, grapefruit and a hint of melon's coming through. Sweet,
creamy and fruity on the palate with still a lot of spiciness, leading
to a medium-length and warming finish with delicate fruits and subtle
- Again a very young malt from the C & S Dram Collection, which allows the exploration of the Brennereicharakters. Despite the young age there are no disturbing influences, the barrel was well selected. For my taste too much yeast and butter, a little more flavor from the barrel would be desirable.
Buttercookies, vanilla sugar, pears, malt and oatmeal with milk and sugar. Later, the grain is strengthened and a yeast note is added. It is clear, here is a young malt in the glass, it clearly dominates the Brennereicharakter. The alcohol is well integrated and does not bother.
Very buttery and fruity on the tongue. Mirabelles, pears, physalis and some coconut fat. The yeast is back, too. The alcohol is also remarkably well integrated, especially for the tender age.
Gentle, slightly oily and comparatively short. It dominates the vanilla and a buttery mouthfeel together with a restrained fruitiness. At the very end a bit of metallic youth flashes through, but that does not bother us.