Tomatin 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.27/100
votes
506
Whiskybase ID
WB80670
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Bottled
14.10.2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks + Oloroso Sherry Butts Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 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

€ 101.18

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin 18-year-old

75 users have left 79 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.27 points.

  1. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. dercaptain scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    First you are greeted by many fruity notes. Lots of red ripe apple and ripe pear. But also sweet wild berries. But also lots of caramel, vanilla and dark chocolate. Light coffee notes complete the first impression. The mouth confirms the impressions from smelling.

  3. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Tony_drink_not_drunk scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Tomatin 18 year
    ABV:46% Cask:Oak Casks + Oloroso Sherry Butts Finish
    • Nose
      malt, apple aroma
    • Taste
      first fruit sweet. Slowly bring out the sweetness of the malt.overall its light whisky.
    • Finish
      =>Score: 83[Recommend to try]

  5. BehindSpace scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  6. DGV scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The nose is not bad, but unfortunately that's all! Watery, faceless, not interesting. One of the weakest 18-year-olds that I have ever tried.
    • Nose
      Oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, raspberry, peanut butter, dry biscuits.
    • Taste
      Soft, without any frills. The base is oak embellished with berry shades.
    • Finish
      Medium duration.

  7. vahmurka scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Woody aroma with notes of cocoa, leather and tobacco.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Bittersweet woody taste. Sufficiently saturated. Lots of tannins. Dried fruits, chocolate, spices.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Slightly above average.

  8. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An 18 year old tomatine with a 2+ year finish in Oloroso Sherry Cask, undyed, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46.0% ABV, available for around €80. That sounds pretty good these days. Tomatin was once one of the most productive Scottish distilleries - today it relies on a little less mass. But with 5 million liters of alcohol you're still doing well.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      These are nice, round whisky aromas. The whisky has a sweetness that, with the fruity aromas, is a good base for light spiciness and some nutty wood. This isn't about an extraordinary flavor profile - this is about balanced flavors with some complexity, but not too independent.
    • Taste
      On a basis of sweet vanilla pastry, fruity aromas unfold with some cherry juice and blueberries. There is also chocolate with nuts. But all this is light and mainstream, the whisky wants to please and not polarize. And he does it well. The aromas are very balanced, the age is present with a settled nuttiness. But everything remains within the normal range – or to put it more positively: the aromas are harmoniously combined.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is malty-sweet with dark and tart aspects. It's not very long, but it does set you up for the next sip, which you'll happily take.

      A smooth whisky with a few tart, spicy notes that remain in the background. It is a harmonious combination that makes you want to take the next sip. The whisky has darker aromas that are subtly built up and do not interfere with the result. 'Do not disturb' could be the motto for this delicious mainstream whisky from a bottling of integrity.

  9. Spoerkel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very chocolatey in flavor.
    There is some obsession in the bitter-tannin aftertaste, but overall a classy and full-bodied whisky.
    Lovers of intense bittersweet flavors will love it.
    22 22 21 20
    • Nose
      Chocolate, malt, dry board, prunes, raisins, dry tobacco leaf, fresh sweet orange peel, slightly wilted sedge, sulfur, licorice.
      Absolutely non-alcoholic.
    • Taste
      More than woody and bitter, sweet dried fruit, raisins, prunes, chocolate, sherry sulphur.
      Hot and slightly burning with hot spices, oily.
      Sweetness 7 out of 10.
    • Finish
      Chocolate, dried apricots, prunes, astringent sweetness, tannin bitterness

  11. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It needs a little time to develop. Then he shines with a very harmonious nose with beautiful fruit and spicy aromatic components. The taste of the sweet raisin cake is amazing. The tart, spicy aromas are also a nice balance here. A really nice example that great PLV pearls are also hidden in the standard ranges of the so-called second tier of distilleries in Scotland. You just have to look for them and give them a chance.
    • Nose
      87 87
      A flatterer, unobtrusive at the beginning, he is almost a little reserved. First hints of banana cake with toasted hazelnuts and fudge. Then it shifts towards classic sherry nose with sweet-tart red berries, raisins with some leather polish and dried tobacco leaves. This is joined by aromatic essential oils of orange zest when squeezed and some vanilla. The nose becomes more and more intense with more standing time and hand warmth, a spiciness, probably originating from the oak wood, becomes more concise. Nevertheless, the individual odor components remain in balance. The alcohol is not felt at all, no stinging or anything like that.
    • Taste
      88 88
      An incredibly soft, velvety mouthfeel. It starts immediately with an intense raisin load coupled with sweet cake batter - a warm raisin cake. The fruit from the nose can also be tasted. Red tart berries like raspberries, blackberries and a few scattered currants, and orange marmalade. Dark chocolate and nuts shavings. From the middle there is some ginger spiciness and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Some pipe tobacco flavor is also present in the background. The alcohol plays a subordinate role here, is never in the foreground and accompanies the aromas.
    • Finish
      87 87
      In the finish there is still a lot of dark chocolate and roasted hazelnuts at the start. In addition, tobacco and leather notes show up. The raisins are still part of the party. Towards the end it gets a bit dry. Overall, the finish is medium to long.

  12. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    delicious 18 year old malt. It is quite complex with a nice minty note. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      87 87
      fruity with a slight acidity, a little malty, red fruits, citrus fruits, lots of mint, later comes chocolate and dried fruits.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spicy attack, lots of dried fruit, slightly sweet, malty, oak, some chocolate, honey, citrus towards orange. Later the acid and old wood come through
    • Finish
      86 86
      heavy sweet dark fruit, lots of oak, medium length, later slightly dry

  13. TimkoT scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Toffee, orange, leather, tobacco, cinammon, nice sherry

  15. rich_93 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Sample, tasted in two drams over more than a month to give it some air. Tomatin does a decent spirit, but it is sadly covered up by the previous contents of the cask here (dry sherry). In terms of wood / spirit, it is nicely balanced though. Decent!
    • Nose
      86 86
      You can see the the thick, warm, sweet and spicy Tomatin signature. On top of that you’ve got classic oloroso notes of dark sultanas and nuts, but also saltiness / yeastiness. Malty chocolates biscuits and honey make their appearance as in other Tomatins.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, spicy, salty. Dry sherry saltiness - so definitely plenty of 1st fill in the mix (I wish there wasn’t, personal taste). Dark fruits and a bit of apple. Black pepper and honey, malty biscuits.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Warming and spicy, with dry sherry. Also some fresh apple/pineapple with malt at the very end of the finish. I wish it was here before and not covered up by sherry!

  16. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Going a little to much into leathery notes for my taste
    • Nose
      84 84
      Raisins, some dried fruits, dates, little nutty, spices, nutmeg, cloves, some sherry notes, hints of leather, little earthy, plum compote, milk chocolate, little citrusy
    • Taste
      83 83
      Punchy, spicy, subtle sweetness, more dried fruits, raisins, some nuts, little earthy, more leathery, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warm, spicy, leathery

  17. Larry411 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Celery, white and black pepper, some unsweetened plum, strawberry and raspberry jam, malt, and some floral soap.

  18. ObiBramKenobi scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Absolutely delicious.
    This is the smoothest, best balanced whisky I ever tasted.
    Nose: vanilla, oak, oranges, but also something like candy which i can't put my finger on. Very pleasant.
    Taste: extremely well balanced, almost no alcoholic taste. Very sweet. Lemon, oak and wood. A hint of vanilla, some leather, tobacco, dried fruit and honey.
    The aftertaste is terrific and lingers some time. I would say medium long.
    I will most certainly buy another Tomatin whisky after this one.

  19. Will_iam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very smooth nose, a little earth and iodine, but above all a great influence of Oloroso, which gives body and thickness. Red but light fruits, leather, raisins, crushed banana, pear, pineapple. Mouth on the same line, focused on the tropics with maracuja, vanilla, papaya, kiwi. Spices of course, paprika, saffron, nutmeg. The finish is very nice, but not overwhelming either, long all the same, on dry land and sand. Fig and lychee.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/10/tomatin-18-yo.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  21. Gous scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. Gweddry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      brandy, candied strawberries, tannin, raisins in rum, kumquat, cocoa, plum jam, mousse au chocolat, maple syrup, peanuts, red orange, sherry
    • Taste
      oak, turns into creaminess, blackberries, red apple, sharper, cinnamon, burnt caramel, candied papaya,
    • Finish
      mixture of dried fruits, pistachios, apple kernels, fine woodiness, overripe apple, traces of tannins, plum jam, later dry raisins

  23. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tomatin 18, 46%, Finished in Sherry Casks. At Imperial Bar, Glasgow. Aroma is subtle dried fruits, cocoa, fruited dark chocolate, boozy truffles and oak. Nice. Chewy body. Taste is rounded with a melding of oak, dark fruits, spice and cocoa dusting. How is the body that oily? Salty boozy linger. Nice. Very spicy and fruity. Good stuff if you like a chocolatey Oloroso cask-influenced dram, which we all do let's be honest. (3.5/84)

  24. Don Cassi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Grain on the nose, very spicy like nutmeg and fruity like fermented peaches, some cognac. You can smell the sherry influence.

    In the mouth, fruity and sweet with a hint of oak, which intensifies in the finish and lays over the fruit. Again and again associations of cognac. At the end there is a chocolatey oak note.
    Length: 7/10

    Not a bad sherry barrel representative, but there are also much better ones.

    Grade: 2+

  25. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2020-12-06
    • Nose
      Marzipan, sherry, bread, some raisins, a little citrus, solvents
    • Taste
      fine dry sherry in harmony with medium-intense oak spice, light pepperiness
    • Finish
      slightly alcoholic oak spice and bitterness, nuttiness

  27. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I really like it! Nice balance of intensely sweet and distinctly bitter notes.

    The malt presents a very coherent overall picture.
    • Nose
      87 87
      At the beginning there is a voluminous, creamy sweetness. With vanilla cream, sweet nuts and roasted popcorn (the popcorn note is sometimes clearly noticeable and I really like it!). There is also delicate light wood, some vanilla biscuits and a hint of fresh, sweet citrus fruits.

      A very harmonious and intense aroma.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Hazelnut cream, generally great sweet nut notes! The initially creamy sweetness of the aroma takes a back seat, with more spicy wood notes. The citrus fruits are also clearer and have a delicate tart touch.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Clearly spicy, tart and very gently bitter wood notes, plus sweet and tart herbs and dry tart nut notes / nutshell.

      Remains pleasantly long on the palate.

  29. Gregers scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Decent enough, and fairly good value for the price.

    Review: https://youtu.be/mloHlk9eGVs
    • Nose
      85 85
      Clear oloroso sherry notes, dried fruits, figs, raisins, dates, also green apples, apricot jam, orange oil, toffee, very light leather and furniture polish, heathery and fruity. Very light, but very pleasant. After tasting, some wonderful glazed walnuts show up.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Surprisingly, it does have some bite, light burn, some black pepper, but apart from that, it's not a challenger in any way. Stewed vegetables, cooked fruit, cane sugar, light tobacco leaf, light ginger note, some oak, light barley. More vegetables, potatoes, slightly resembling sour mash. Second chew has a better balance, but still nothing really interesting that pokes out. Tastes nice enough, some caramel, toffee, and refined sugar, good against the oak, but not much else there. Third chew is slightly warmer, a bit more peppery, some chili pepper, light mint leaves, but still mostly sweet stewed fruits and vegetables, toffee.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Ginger, very light tobacco leaves, stewed vegetables and cooked fruit, light mint, light toffee, fairly short and sweetness goes down quickly.

  30. dapoinbua scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    tomatin 14y port cask finish VS tomatin 18y oloroso sherry casks. here the cask influence is much stronger. totally different character on this one. lot of dried fruit and less freshness. i see here more resemblance to the 12 year old than to the 14 year old. still, this is a dram i would recommend if you get it for a good price. for 60€ it is flgreat value but i would not pay 80 for it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sherry in your face, dark sherry notes, loaded with nuts and nutmeg, some cinnamon comes by, herbal notes come out, salvia, licorice? very dark chocolate. very dry. raisins and dried plums. wheat.
    • Taste
      85 85
      sulfury start which stays there for a while. rich sherry, very dark, cigar smoke, deep flavors of dried fruit, beautiful. after some time some freshness pops up. what is very dominant is a certain fresh wood part which i know from the 12 year old which somehow irritates me. makes it a bit too edgy for a 18y old. besides of that a nice dram.
    • Finish
      85 85
      leaves a marvellous mouthfeel. this is something here. some oak and ginger on the finish. also some fusel oils stay there if your sip was a bit bigger.

  31. domani scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like it very much, as well as everything I have tried from the Tomatin core range so far. Not particularly complex, but nobody expects that either. You get a well-made whisky with no frills at a decent price - 11/21/2020
    • Nose
      87 87
      The first impression is very fruity with a slightly ethereal touch, orange, honey, apricot, over time it becomes more spicy, reminds me a little of liqueur wine, light grapes, raisins, vanilla, light tingling in the nose, overall a very light, spicy bouquet
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and aromatic, a lot of malt, wonderfully oily, warm chocolate, cocoa powder, fresh ginger, orange peel, overall very nice texture and balanced, the second sip brings even more chocolate
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length

  32. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  33. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice sherry ripening, full, not too pushy, delicious
    • Nose
      Sherry, light sulfur, sweet and full, raisins
    • Taste
      Sweet, ripe fruit, spices

  34. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Dried fruit, but everything is twisted here, from raisins to apricots, a little caramel, slight influences of mint and sweet malt. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    Flavor: raisins, dried plums, it has a slightly stronger mouth. Spices come through, white pepper and subtle ginger. Milk chocolate and hints of mocha aromas spread.
    Finish: Relatively long, slightly dry and spicy oak aromas come through.
    Conclusion: price / performance is really good here, you get a well matured and pleasant tasting whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  35. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-22-2020 at a blind tasting with Whisky Jason.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  36. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Great value at under 60 Euros. Hefty oloroso influence, with big chocolate notes and plenty of spices, yet it doesn't swamp the distillate, which shines through with pretty exotic fruit notes toward the death. If you're looking for an affordable 18-year-old with plenty of sherry, chocolate and fruits, look no further. Two thumbs up.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Red fruits, blueberry pancakes (including the maple syrup), cocoa powder, chocolate mousse, spicy oak, noticeably vinous. With time, a dusty / dunnage aspect emerges. Also displays a savory side: Worcestershire or soy sauce. Not overly complex, but very flavorful, harmonious and expertly blended. Very well sherried, but not to a degree that compromises the balance.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A bit sharp without water; unsure whether that's the spirit or the oak (tending toward the former). Water evens it out easily. Very malty, chocolate-y and spicy, like a cinnamon-laced chocolate-chip cookie. Beautiful late fruitiness upon swallowing, with soft notes of exotic fruits like papaya, mango and guava. I have to say I really enjoy this palate and consider it an outstanding performance for an affordable 18-year-old OB.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, with a slight alcoholic tingling (bad), but also luscious, chewy, dark chocolate flavors (goooooood), roast coffee, nuts, and measured wood spices. Again: well composed.

  37. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      75 75

  38. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Soft, noble, nice woody aroma.
    Sweet and very aromatic.
    Really good.

  39. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  40. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A sharp but enjoyable pour, not overly oaky or sweet, but nothing sings loud enough for a encore.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity malt, sharp and red berried, nutty
    • Taste
      85 85
      Much like the nose it is a sharp entry, eucalyptus/mint, oak, sweet and juicy with peppery notes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Heat lingers with pepper and eucalyptus, long after the heat is gone the nutty sweetness returns to say goodbye. Medium-Long

  41. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A sharp but enjoyable pour, not overly oaky or sweet, but nothing sings loud enough for a encore.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity malt, sharp and red berried, nutty
    • Taste
      85 85
      Much like the nose it is a sharp entry, eucalyptus/mint, oak, sweet and juicy with peppery notes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Heat lingers with pepper and eucalyptus, long after the heat is gone the nutty sweetness returns to say goodbye. Medium-Long

  42. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  43. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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

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

  45. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Lumpowitz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh fruits like redcurrants, strawberries, rhubarb. Vanilla and condensed milk.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Many red berries (currants, blackberries, strawberries), quite stressed acidity. Some vanilla, some oak.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long finish with high-percentage chocolate, coffee and oak.

  50. Bam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The first nose looks a bit unbalanced, especially the lemon cleaner I did not like, but it is gone after the first sip. On the tongue I like the malt very well.
    • Nose
      The first nose is slightly fermented, after standing too long Federweisser or cider. Behind it rises slowly dried fruit, together with an unripe hazelnut. A lemon note spreads, but somehow looks artificial, and piercing, towards Zitronenreiniger. The oak holds back discreetly, but then makes itself felt in the form of star anise. After the first sip you will also find vanilla and caramel.
    • Taste
      Very strong onion of juicy plums. Then the oak makes itself clearly noticeable in the form of a spicy, peppery tingle. Nougat and milk chocolate. Oranges. Red apples.
    • Finish
      Peppery, dark chocolate and espresso, some orange peel. Astringent.

  51. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    18-05-2018
    • Nose
      76 76
      spices, fruit
    • Taste
      80 80
      spices, fruit
    • Finish
      73 73
      spices, fruit, hint of tannins

  52. Lorion scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, but somewhat alcoholic in the nose. 82 points
    • Nose
      Nutty, dry sherry. An alcohol sting. Pastries. Dried fruits. Spice drawer.
    • Taste
      Full and sparkling. Very fruity. Raisins, oranges, chocolate. Strawberries, oak freight.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry and fruity.

  53. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The sherry is right there. Sweet and fruity. Then the age makes itself felt. Notes of oak and spices rise. There is actually the often promised cinnamon! Unfortunately, I can not find the official "hint of smoke".
    • Taste
      Immediately sweet, but initially not very fruity. Mild and pleasant. In the start surprisingly fresh for his age. The heaviness begins late in the direction of departure. Here come the dark fruits.
    • Finish
      Warm and sweet. Less dry than expected.

  54. Fränky Roock scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  55. Nosingbär scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Becomes more pleasantly creamy with progressing time in the glass in the button, sweet and sour berry fruits in front of the oaky, nutty background. Solid 18-year-old, justifiable for the price. The younger ones are too sweet, too berry, this one is more balanced and has more spice. 86/100
    • Nose
      Sweet, spicy-oaky. Pleasant nose. Black and red currants, honey ... but there is much more, complex nose. Kiwi, gentle tanine, hazelnut crisp and er sun cream: D Fruity, sweet, tart nutty, oaky spicy nose. Complex, you always want to reinriechen and explore. The oak flavor always floats pleasantly in the background. Dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      sweet, but also harsh and soon comes just the oak spicy one has in the nose, even strengthened in the key. Hazelnuts and dark forest berries, slightly resinous tannins, very subtle sweetness. Spicy, sweet forest honey. Red grapes.
    • Finish
      tart wild berry notes, oak, some beeswax.

  56. Zapala_86 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Tomatin 18 yo Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish 46% vol.

    Non-chill filtered, natural colour, final maturation in Oloroso Sherry Butts, fully matured whisky from Tomatin. Pleasant bottle design, a great wooden stopper with carved boar. Everything looks elegant and modern. How does the bottle content turn out? I was surprised.

    Nose: for a start, sweetness, fruit, very intense aroma, no striking alcohol, mild, Sherry elements appear, we get a lot of dried fruit, nice cherries, raisins, dark chocolate, notes of oak and caramel begin to appear. I gave her time in a glass, let her sit in it, the effects are more and more interesting. Honey appears, it becomes slightly buttery, you can feel pralines, nuts, baked apples, oranges, dark grapes and spices, including cinnamon and ginger. I find a note of lemongrass. Complex and rich aroma changing during the time it stay in a glass.

    Taste: the first impact is - intense honey and raisins, further fruits, cherries, raspberries, oily and malty whisky, a dried plum appears, followed by a bit of oak, ginger and cloves. Chocolate and walnuts are still present. The initial sweetness becomes slightly dry.

    Finish: warming, long, chocolate-fruity, slightly dry and spicy

    A great and complex smell, a taste to which I cannot have any complain, finish is the right length, whisky is very well matured. Personally, I like it very much, perfect for autumn evenings, Christmas family gatherings or sipping for pure relaxation. As you will have the opportunity to try it, maybe you will not share my opinion, but the chance that you like it, in my opinion is quite possible
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  57. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A good sherry finish without any peaks and valleys.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  58. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tomatin 18 year old is both fruity and malty with a very sympathetic sherry element that suits the style and age of the whisky well, without ever taking over nor feeling heavy handed. The nose and initial palate is quite fruity, but this makes way for a fairly malty and spicy finish. A game of two halves as it were.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/tomatin/tomatin-18-year-old/
    • Nose
      Vibrant and fresh. Baked apples, honeydew melon, butterscotch, honey and vanilla are reinforced with sherry notes – dried fruits, raisins, leather and tobacco – but they’re light, delicate and garden-fresh. There’s an underlying nuttiness of walnuts running throughout the whisky and the whole nose is very crisp and lively.
    • Taste
      Unctuous mouthfeel at 46%. Quite malty, but sweetness still prevails with candied applies, peaches and an assortment of dried fruits in the mix. Honey, chocolate, light leather and crystalline ginger all play their part and make for a gentle but well defined dram.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and quite malty with sweet toffee and some bitter spices of cinnamon and pepper.

  59. RichardMayston scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Varnish plastic, Apple pear Honey Dried fruit
    • Taste
      Honey pepper ginger tannin

  60. vb_bembel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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

  64. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/tomatin-tuesday-2/

    N: Creamy, metal-y, vanilla wafer and softer sherried mineral notes. Reduced to 46%: Tomato sherry & curry spices.
    T: Better bourbon to sherry ratio than the CS version WB, allowing the bourbon fruits to sing. Hints of sulphur ash. Reduced to 46%: No change to the profile, only maybe a little more pineapple. Creamier mouthfeel though.
    F: A lovely roundness keeps my enthusiasm pepped. Finishes with a touch of mocha and vanilla cream.
    C: Pretty decent.Scores a C+

  65. Malinois scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at Vroenhoven Whisky parties 2017 2/13 Good P / Q ratio

  66. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  67. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  68. 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

  69. fgg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  70. fgg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet fruit, raisins, chocolate. Wood and nuts can be recognized in the depth.
    • Taste
      Woody and nötig, somewhat bity. Complex.
    • Finish
      Long light creamy aftertaste. Keep sticking

  71. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  72. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    good whisky at a reasonable price. the fruity sweetness is a little too loud for my palate.
    • Nose
      floral and fruity. dandelions, apricot jam, oranges. malt. nuts. light oak.

      gets maltier with the time.
    • Taste
      juicy to creamy, a little sweet, very fruity and slightly honeyed. very round with nice touches of toasted oak.
    • Finish
      medium, getting drier

  73. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  74. ApricotOne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. Jsa scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      90 90

  76. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  77. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  78. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  79. xxnickxx scored this whisky 59 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      62 62
    • Finish
      41 41

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