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

€ 38.80

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 12-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.22 points

  1. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 79 points 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. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. volker40sw scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 09-13-2020 at Tomatin Distillery.

  7. Kilo1 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Passing and despite the age, very sharp whisky, floral themes that are present quickly bother and do not force to pour more dram.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. daveo scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Very respectable for a bottle at 60 $ CAD.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sour sugar, cherry, chocolate and candied fruit
    • Taste
      80 80
      Chocolate and melons. The alcohol is a little aggressive in the throat but sustainable. Sweet sweet feeling.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Chocolate and sherry on a medium finish. Lacks a bit of length but what is present as a finish is very pleasant.


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