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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1988 DD
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.30 points
- Only 100 bottles came out of the bourbon barrel after 27 years. Remarkably little. To anticipate it, with a little water he wins again clearly, especially in the aftertaste, which turns out to be significantly shorter and slightly bitter without addition. Below as the impressions with a few drops of water, the preferred way for me to enjoy this tomatin.
EYE / NOSE
Bright, bright gold. Visually a typical bourbon storage. Strong, slightly alcoholic nose. Clear fruity notes, as you know and appreciate them from tomato juices that have been stored for a long time. First impression: is this a pear fire? In addition, various garden herbs, hay and freshly mown grass, nutmeg and a great sweetness, which reminds me of cinnamon sugar at first, then of Turkish honey when I smell it.
Alcohol is still present. That's whisky, not a liqueur! Then it starts: marzipan. A little tobacco. Apricots. Vanilla cream. Very clean taste, delicate spices the first time you try it. The well-known distillery character remains recognizable in the taste, the profile looks quite typical. The spices become more distinctive and complement the sweet fruit notes. I have a distant association of powdered sugar on my tongue.
FINISH / CONCLUSION
Strong plum brandy? Pecans, pistachios and almonds. The oak note, which I felt a little bit intensely in full barrel strength, has now given way to a tea aroma. Still slightly bitter, but so mild that the wood now pleasantly complements the fruity-nutty sweetness instead of restricting it, thus adding additional complexity to the malt. The character of the malt appeals to me very much. This is exactly how I imagine a beautiful, no-frills bourbon storage. A successful birthday present that The Nectar has made there. The single barrel brings the corners and edges of the paint. If you like it absolutely round and polished, please feel free to use a well-composed blend.