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Tomatin 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.71/100
votes
210
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks + Oloroso Sherry Butts Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Label
New Design 2016
Bottle code
L 14 10 16
Barcode
5018481110212
Added on
03 Apr 2016 5:27 pm by Isl@nd_Monkey
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79,38

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 18-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.71 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I liked that quite well, beautiful, well-balanced and uncomplicated malt with age for a reasonable price. That makes sense! 84 points. Depending on the shape of the day could also be at 85, somehow delicious ... Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      First slightly fruity sour, again slightly angegoren, in addition to malt and a little Schoki. First let it breathe. Anyway, no alcohol in the nose here! So the peace has really done him good! Lemon juice, a few peaches, the mint I have now too. Add some dry fruits and some chocolate. It gets a bit yeasty, but at the same time fuller. Lots of peach compote, barely lemon.
    • Taste
      Jo, that's whisky, finally! Nice approach, slightly oily mouthfeel, wood, dark honey, chocolate and the orange marmalade I can confirm. In the second sip now also clearly acid, which seems to come off the barrel, nicely integrated, more chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium long to long, very warm, the sweetness goes slowly with the wood freight and leaves walnuts in the mouth. In the second sip now also some liquorice, nevertheless a little sweeter than in the first sip, nevertheless dry.

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Powerful 18-year-old standard, with intense cocoa and chocolate flavors. With 60 to 65 € reasonable in the price.
    • Nose
      Lemon and orange, strong alcohol with fresh mint, a bit earthy, malt and fine vanilla
    • Taste
      Nice, strong, orange marmalade, chocolate and cocoa, spicy with pepper and oak.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, warms pleasant, cocoa and Zarbitterschokolade.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very tasty (especially the nose is my case, but taste and finish are also great), goes in the direction of noble-dignified, you notice the adult age. With 60-65 € not a bargain, but fair priced, at 18er OA just drop me Knockando and Glenlivet, which are similar delicious, but cheaper.
    • Nose
      wow, cool - mint, lemon cream, dark chocolate ... so quasi-filled dark chocolate with lemon / peppermint cream, my favorite sweets, in the place it can actually stop, stay that way ... well, then comes an aromatic, dry woody note, with some orange behind, but if I put the glass down again for a while, rest and sniff again, there's a new batch of delicious After Eight (or whatever brand you prefer) ... mjam.
    • Taste
      intense cocoa, feels in the mouth like liquid dark chocolate, with some pepper, sawdust and a splash of lemon - sometimes delicious!
    • Finish
      long, warm, dry, bittersweet, cocoa ... correct, very long ... and a light (good) brandy note

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    yes - a high quality dram with good alcohol content for a standard bottling, no junk, nothing special - except especially very boring - just not my taste of style -the lemon kills me - behind it with a lot of effort I find - what I like
    • Nose
      mild oranges and citrus notes rise from a glass with a lush dram - I had to pour more because the nose is so restrained. A little malt and some oak - a touch of mint-vanilla sugar deep in the glass, the citrus notes are very dominant in the foreground, oranges form a fruity fresh frame, oranges and mint oil bring even more freshness and liveliness - even with a drop of water nothing new happens here more
    • Taste
      typical classic Bourbon keg, lemon, lemon peel, citrus oil fill the mouth, a little bit of acidity, light vegetable bitterness and spice mixes under the acid, the otherwise wine-like sourness of Tomatin I can only find as a delicate touch - the keg is stronger. The texture is nicely smooth - perfectly integrated the alcohol is in the nose - on the palate I feel it still slightly - but I like quite well peps up the dram on something, I feel the one-sided citruslastig from the finish, I feel a little
    • Finish
      slightly bitter, citrusy, dry, fresh oaky - in the herbal way, subtle sweetness that always remains behind the acidity of barrel and raw brandy

  5. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  6. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Dominik scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of citric notes, orange peel and lime. The citrus notes dominate the nose, but they're accompanied by bitter-sweet notes from dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Plenty of oranges on the palate, too. Followed by a sweetness that is stronger than it was in the nose: vanilla and chocolate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Gets dry fairly quickly. Orange peel again, spicy cinnamon and bitter chocolate.

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This 18-year-old version was very much to my liking. If you want a smooth easy-going, friendly older single malt, but do not want it to be boring or completely cask-driven. Well, this could be something for you. Very well composed, and I do agree that their cask selection and maturation was top-notch.
    • Nose
      86 86
      At first it appears fairly quiet, but after I gave it some time, I get biscuits, sweet barley, fresh and dried apricots, honey and beer. It all has a very natural vibe to it. Then comes the sherry cask into the mix with sweet cherries, dark chocolate cream, along with a hint of leather. The whole is round, but certainly not boring, and in fact in a modest way quite complex. It is not shouting and screaming, in stead you find yourself in a warm conversation. I also find some red apples, cappuccino cream, cacao, roasted almonds, and roasted coffee beans (water) This makes it slightly softer, and the sherry influence goes more towards chocolate milk and dried figs, while there are also multigrain toast, barley, and honey.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A good blonde beer. You know those you can get from a quality small scale brewer. Oh this is a very nice start. Then it evolves with more sherry influence bringing out cacao dust, cappuccino and dried figs. (water) Again, this makes it slightly softer, but that doesn’t harm the complexity, in fact it brings out new sides. There are soft raisins, toast, sunflower seeds, a mix of different kinds of muesli, and tangerines. Lovely.
    • Finish
      87 87
      More of the above.

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