- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Selected Single Cask Bottling
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 60.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- The Usquebaugh Society
- Added on
- 11 Apr 2016 3:13 pm by Amsterdam
2 × in wishlist
27 × member ratings
51 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 2004
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.28 points
- Pleasant but not an ace, strange that are massivly on offer at certain auction sites.
- I'd say the cask has been too active, making the whisky just a bit too dry and oak-infused. It has more to offer, but this certainly isn't a whisky for the faint-hearted.
Interesting combination of sweet and sour. Crême brûlée and sour apple, with some ripe banana puree. Some marzipan and orange liqueur, as well as some oak shavings. Basil too.
Drying with plenty of oak and ginger. Very spicy, but also vanilla, peach and some lime juice. Water gives the spices a boost, and also brings out an interesting latte macchiato flavour.
Dry and spicy, medium to long.
- Blind tasting of a sample. The bourbon barrel made it pretty much impossible for me to guess the distillery.
Crême brûlée, apple, caramel and peach. Clearly ex-bourbon.
Vanilla, tangerine, caramel, lime and whipped cream. Water makes it more spicy and releases more toffee and a bit of smoke.
Caramel, vanilla pudding, marzipan, apple and tangerine.
- Marzipan with Basil
The Dutch club Usquebaugh Society surprised me pleasantly before with their Millstone Rye and a fantastic Glen Garioch, but their club bottling for 2016 is a young Tomatin from 2004, matured on a first fill bourbon barrel.
The nose is light, but very inviting with lovely hints of banana, pineapple and gooseberry, but also something green that reminds me of ferns. Eucalyptus? Marzipan with basil, should such a thing exist. It becomes fruitier and sweeter if you leave it to breathe for a while.
Softly spices on the palate: pepper and nutmeg. But still quite the kick in the teeth because of the high ABV. Barely quaffable without water. Nice complexity with creamy vanilla, banana and some ginger. The oak puts its foot down, counterweighing the sweet and fruity character. The second sip goes down a lot easier, proving this is a very drinkable malt indeed. I will not add water.
The finish is long and warm with a drying effect towards the end.
Lovely selection by the boys and girls of the Usquebaugh Society. Tomatin again proves never to disappoint. Still for sale from their site for around 68 EUR. Thanks, Sjoerd.
- An atypical tomatin which is very wood spice orientated and quite dry. I have to say this is not really my kind of whisky. It lacks a bit of depth and is almost to dry for my linking. some water bring out the sweeter character of this dram but at the same time accentuates the dry bitterness.
All in all an interesting and atypical Tomatin to taste but not my kind of whisky.
A sweet, spicy yet subtle whisky with aromas of pepper, citrus (lemon peel, tangerine, orange, grapefruit), green apple, pear, a slight medicinal tone (camphor??), canned tangerines, hint of sea breeze, floral tones, hay, cinnamon, stale tones, wet cardboard, a slight metallic tone, earthy tones, sugar and oak.
A powerful, slightly sharp, dry and spicy whisky with aromas of pepper, chili, stale tones, hot ginger, camomile tea, tannins, cold green tea, apple, vanilla, acacia honey, icing sugar, grape seeds, hay, gras, green grapes and bitter oak.
A medium long and very dry finish with aromas of cold green tea, grapefruit peels, cane sugar, birchwood, and oak.