Tomatin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 40.32

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 12-year-old

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.26 points

  1. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Tomatin, are you serious now? What was that all about? The level of trash cheap NASKI from dutyfree. Moonshine and basic.
    • Nose
      Cold fresh apples "white pouring", pears in honey, vanilla mash, sweets, Duchess drink, wood, vanilla.
    • Taste
      The taste is sweetish, soft, slightly bitter, then acidified with citruses, vodka. Some green apples and lemon, a piece of wood.
    • Finish
      Short, simple, moonshine, mash, bread and malt. Crust of white bread, bitter herbs, apples and pears, vanilla.

  2. 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.

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • 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. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    One of those bottles where the bottle design promises more than you get (although the price is pretty fair nowadays). Alright, the did not go with 40% abv., but more than a starter it is not. Won't blame Tomatin however, at least it's 12 years old!

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    On the nose, candy apples, vanilla, it's quite delicious, but more candy than pastry. The fruits are very present all the same, tropical fruits especially, pineapple, banana, maracuja, coconut. Behind, it is a little forest, leafy. Rather, palm leaf. The palate is a little light, spices and pastry cream give it a little taste, but it is still insufficient. Chocolate pear, paprika and saffron, a little silky side. The finish is good, without being overwhelming, on varnished wood, heather earth, nutmeg.

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Tordeaux scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tomatin 12. At Steps Bar, Glasgow, April 2019, Eminem on full blast. Aroma is airy, faint oak, vanilla and dried fruits. Taste is very smooth rounded oak and dried fruit, incredibly drinkable, a little vanilla biscuit and subtle fruits. I maybe like this just a touch more than the 18 - less spicy, more drinkable but still complex. Really easy to drink and complex. Enjoyed it a lot. The oaky astringency does build and gets slightly distracting, but still good. (3.55/85)

  10. chrisyeo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Nose - fresh zesty like fruit , light floral , spicy
    Taste - didn't identify the wood taste , sourish like very fresh fruits
    Finish - slight spiciness at the back of the throat after a while ,light, quick finish

    Tasted in April 2021, Sample by @whollyspirits
    • Nose
      fresh zesty like fruit , light floral , spicy
    • Taste
      didn't identify the wood taste , sourish like very fresh fruits
    • Finish
      slight spiciness at the back of the throat after a while ,light, quick finish


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