Tomatin 1965 DD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
Oat Mint
Stated Age
43 years old
Number of bottles
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 apr 2009 10:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 512.99

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin 1965 DD

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.07 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Aged Tomatin 1963-1988 27-43 years old OB & IB H2H

    The clear winner was the 1976 Daily Dram, with the 1976 OB and 1965 Daily Dram putting in a good effort

    1-1976 34 year sherry butt 51% Daily Dram LMDW 93/94/91 WB20858
    2-1977 36 year 46% batch 1 OB 89/93/91 WB82981
    3-1965 43 year 47.1% Daily Dram 88/91/90 WB7527
    4-1988 27 year batch 3 50% OB 90/89/90 WB88715
    5-1963 40 year Douglas Laing Platinum 42.9% 88/86/86 WB13070
    6-1967 40 year 49.3% cask 17904 OB for Germany 86/85/86 WB5868

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A nice old Tomatin, Daily Dram certainly know how to pick their casks.
    WB 20858 also from Daily Dram is even better
    • Nose
      88 88
      Honey, orange & lemon is my first thought followed by mango, cinder toffee there more exotic fruits such as pineapple & mango.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Masses of stewed fruits that the nose hinted at but also hints of menthol, faint brown honey and then warm brioche with plump raisins.
      There is some spice, mainly a white pepper note but it is starting to get dry and the wood is making an appearance now.
      This is on a tightrope but the fruit wins the day over the wood.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish, is long and pretty spicy with the fruit staying until the end.

      A little water releases more spice, very peppery now but the fruit is still there which is really good, this has good balance.

  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A drink that lives up to its name.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Apple, fresh mint, lime, a little spices, oak.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is fruity, cold with a hint of oak and cinnamon, which was sprinkled on the apple.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Good, soft, corduroy, noble.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2021] I am in the mood for an old gem so I screened my sample library and found this little beauty...

    ...which is a powerful old dram with both an impressive nose and taste. The wood is strong but does not overpower while the fruits and spices do a great job to combine to a tasty profile. I like this stuff.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The colour is deep copper and the nose offers a complex and flawless old Highland style profile with dozens of different aromas to detect. There are fruits, honeys, waxes, floral impressions and spices in a firm but not dominating wooden structure. All is pretty balanced and without any flaw. After some breathing interesting notes of tea, resin and mince join in as do vegetable oils and a pinch of salt. Take your time with this nose, there are a lot of interesting aromas to discover.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is complex and nicely layered with much more delicious spices (chili, peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg and more) than with the nose. The fruits offer both exotic and home-grown flavours of a wide variety which is very interesting to explore. The wood is strong but does not dominate not even within a single layer. Actually, this is a good combo of powerful fruits, spices and tannins working together to create a great profile.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with some bitter-drying moments from the woods (tannins at work after 43 years of maturation). The finish is long and leans a little more to the bitter tea-ish / wooden side but the fruits counter this nicely. The dryness is absolutely okay for such an old dram and the astringent moments are contained by the sweet fruits and sugars. Water releases more mineral-earthy aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother but like so often the different layers intermingle now. I prefer the neat dram.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Matured, oaky and spicy Tomatin, Oat Mint name is appropriate. 91/92.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Floral. Waxy fruits, honey, vanilla, unripe banana and mint.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Matured oak. Pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet fruits and Verbena candies.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, fruity, spicy, oaky.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very bourbon-like.
    • Nose
      Orange, kaki, raspberry, vanilla, minerals and tonic. A lot like an old single grain.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, orange, raspberry, honey, pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Vanilla pudding, raspberry, candied orange, cocoa and roasted chestnut.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. eleiko5 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tomatin 1965 ‘Oat Mint’
    (47,1%, Daily Dram 2009, 210 btl.)

    Nose: wonderfully creamy and fruity. It reminds me of a baby fruit puree (banana, apple, orange and a “Vitabis” grain cookie – delicious). Honey. Some frangipane and vanilla. Fresh flowers. Mango. Waxy notes and quite some mint as well. Great how the anagram really works here. Excellent complexity. Mouth: less fruity, much more spices. Nutmeg, mint again, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon. Still some banana, peach and strawberry candy. Oaky, but in a really mellow way. Finish: again some oak and spices (cinnamon and cloves). Hints of bergamot. Long, warm aftertaste.

    Very punchy for its age. Great stuff.

    Score: 90/100



  10. Dede scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is really very pleasant but as often on old whiskys the mouth is below. Not that it sins for lack of power but the barrel is a little too dominant, breaking the balance of the nose. Pity.
    • Nose
      The nose is very pleasant with aromas well melted between them, but still discernible. The fragrant wood (cedar, cedar root) and vanilla are very present. For these 43 years, this dram also has a nice freshness mint and light notes of fresh apple.
    • Taste
      More powerful than suggested by the nose, it is expressed first on the wood (cedar) that crushes a little other flavors. Nevertheless, we find some of the aromas found on the nose, but it lacks some of the vanilla roundness that I liked so much. A little water reinforces the bitterness of the oak as well as the fragrant aspect of the wood. Spices.
    • Finish
      Quite weak in intensity but relatively long, it finally allows fruity (apple) to express itself over the wood.

  11. magic_slim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Must have been a very good cask. The nose is better than the taste and finish. Nevertheless an excellent and highly recommendable whisky.
    • Nose
      Warming, very fruity and aromatic. Fresh apples and mint. Toffifee, beeswax and apple pie. A perfect and complex nosing whisky.
    • Taste
      Balanced and fresh but not as fruity as the nose suggests. Sandalwood, white pepper and mangos.
    • Finish
      Long, quite dry, oaky and slightly bitter. Cold white coffee and orange peels.


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