Tomatin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Barrels & Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label 2015
Added on
20 Jan 2016 9:12 am by peatbogger

Average value

€ 38,15

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209 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 12-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.46 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    So the nose of the Legacy I liked much better, but the 12 in the mouth has the nose clearly ahead.
    Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      First of all extremely closed, I smell nothing. Now he comes slowly with pineapple, caramel and some goose notes, still extremely thin. Since I liked the nose of Legacy but much better. With heat the alcohol pokes something in the nose, otherwise hardly any change, more fermentation notes, now goes in the direction of silage, not nice! Seriously, you must not warm it!
    • Taste
      Slightly more watery than the Legacy, about the same at the start, here also herbs in front, but overall weaker than the Legacy. But more harmonic and delicate. Here, too, a bit of chocolate, to the back he is quite harsh, without the acidity of legacy.
    • Finish
      Slightly longer than the Legacy and, above all, not so bitter. Now, a bit of acidity gets on the palate, but much more moderate. The 12er also warms up a bit.

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant drops to just slurp away, not overwhelmed, no disturbing notes. For about 30 € actually worth his money.
    • Nose
      Malt, spice, vanilla, fruit in the form of pear and apricot.
    • Taste
      Significant spiciness on the tongue, pepper sharpness, chocolate with little cocoa, the sherry portion is much more present than the Legacy. Overall, but quite mild.
    • Finish
      Medium long, the Sherrynoten are clearly present. Hardly any bitterness, warms the palate.

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, yeast dough, lemon, dried fruit, green apple, nutmeg, some cinnamon, later vanilla
    • Taste
      Sherry, spicy, nuts, some dark chocolate, honey, cinnamon and dried plums, but a bit thin and watery in the mouth
    • Finish
      Unspectacular, short, spicy, nutty, some pepper

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Clean thing, not to hide next to other bourbon / sherry standards of this age group and is quite cheap at 30 €. So, if you're not really into Balvenie Double Wood, or Aberlour, or if you do not want to spend a fifties on Macallan Amber, why not check out here.
    • Nose
      sweet, malty, honey, a touch of cinnamon, sandalwood, a hint of dried fruit (towards apricot)
    • Taste
      sweet and spicy, clear sherry influence, milk chocolate -> nut / nougat, cinnamon and a little pepper, it lingers longer in the mouth, still cocoa and walnut ... fruit I have almost nothing, maybe a few raisins in the nut chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium-long and strong, Nutella, drinking cocoa with light spice

  5. jankes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. branneman scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      First buttery, later complemented by fresh apple
    • Taste
      82 82
      Bitter sharp and enjoyably spicy! Then vanilla, brown sugar, more apple and some citrus
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, rubbery and dry, it stays warm and bitter even after the fruits have disappeared

  7. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This new style Tomatin is more complex and rewarding than the (competent) earlier versions. With plenty of time in the glass, and a bit of water this Tomatin is a very capable 12 years old.
    • Nose
      84 84
      W/o water: rich, sweet and sour, red fruit; grapes, berries, raisins, apricote.
      W/ water: richer, spicier, full, fresh.
    • Taste
      W/o water: the arrival is hesitant, finally giving some dry sweetness. Then the development starts; hot, bitter citrus towards fresh lemon. The development is long.
      W/ water: a soft sweet and bitter arrival. A slow but long development to sweet- sour-bitter citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      Where the development is long and with fresh fruit, the finish is long and citrussy dry.

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is a beautiful whisky. Rich Tomatin signature; nicely matured and good bottling strength. The value-for-money is like Aberlour: super!

  10. wisekycourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, the almond, the core, is slightly spicy and already very vanilla
    On the palate, it is creamy, unctuous, sweet, on vanilla, orange fruits, malty back
    In the end, it's quite short, always on malt, creamy vanilla, and fruits.
    A simple dram, but also without too much reproach, for an evening without making head, which will delight the vanilla fans.


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