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

€ 39.18

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364 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 12-year-old

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.16 points

  1. wbarchive_875995 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 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

  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. bvrsky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Cipidos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. 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!

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    ... a beautiful, balanced, unspectacular Highland Single Malt that does not overwhelm - also ideal for beginners - good price!
    • Nose
      subtle, light, some fruit (apple), caramel, spice, oak;
    • Taste
      Mild, soft, velvety, oily to begin with; Caramel, honey, also vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate, spices (pepper), spicy oak; no off-flavors, balanced but not very complex;
    • Finish
      short to medium finish, caramel and nuts;

  10. DannyDram scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Malt, honey, wax, dried fruit, fig, dark chocolate, cinnamon. Slim, simple, slightly watery, balanced, little intensity and a little short
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81


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