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Tomatin 14-year-old

Overall rating
82.85/100
votes
516
Whiskybase ID
WB82978
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Casks
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Bourbon + Port Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Design 2016
Barcode
5018481023345
Added on
29 May 2016 3:03 pm by Arranthony_Moray
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59.11

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 14-year-old

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.85 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty tasty, vinous-nutty stuff, and for up to ~ 40 € you get a few other port finishes, but none at 14 years. Buy recommendation.
    • Nose
      rather tart / dry than sweet, this is berry fruit (difficult to define, tendency blackberry / blackcurrant), tart red wine, dark chocolate, some cinnamon ... and what nutty ... walnut? Pecan? a touch of maple syrup?
    • Taste
      half a second of fresh rosé on the tip of the tongue, then fruity red wine, then chocolate, cocoa and intense (whale) nuttiness, feels strangely juicy and dry at the same time, and despite being 3% more than Legacy / 12, it is tastier but not stronger, rather thinner
    • Finish
      medium to long, warm, cocoa, walnut, a light, tart berry note

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    I really do not think it's that bad, it's also very easy and pretty straightforward. The slightly sprittige he somehow makes up for it, only from the port you just do not notice much. On port reminds there only the color. Due to the extremely weak nose and the too short finish I feel really hard. 79 or 80? Have to ask the base ... The base has decided, 79.4.
    Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      First sprinting and at least as closed as the 12er. So for the currant jam you need a lot of imagination, but some berry is there, but seems slightly artificial. Unpleasant until now I find only the alcohol that bites so that you can not smell anything. Cocoa: Check! Deep down there is also this fermented, what the others already had. So maybe there is some honey left, but alcohol really dominates everything here. When heated, it bites properly, but it's really full of honey and a few berries on top.
    • Taste
      The consistency is very thin, but he has alcohol here, too, was to be expected. Otherwise cocoa and chocolate here, maybe a little honey, fruitiness I think not, but some mint. Tannins back in tracks, but not really. I like it much better than the nose! At the second sip he gets a little bit sprightly at the finish.
    • Finish
      Hm, as you might expect, a short break. Do not even know what's going on, a bit chocolaty maybe ... and change ... The finish was shorter than the Legacy. So yes, he rehearses, but he has disappeared so quickly from the tongue ...

  3. Moses scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A typically decent entry-level whisky. Unfortunately not more.
    • Nose
      A port fan will not be happy from the nose. With the second and third nose you can spot the port a bit. OK.
      But everything else also includes the red fruits, everything washed too much soft.
    • Taste
      You get the impression that he has a bit of everything but never enough of anything !? He disappoints me.
    • Finish
      Actually relatively long and very spicy / alcoholic, but with some undertones that bother me about it. Rather indefinable.

  4. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very tasty and pleasing malt with good PGV.
    • Nose
      Port and red fruit. Moist earth, grape, caramel. In the background vanilla, brandy beans and banana. Great, interesting nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy. Again, vanilla, caramel and fruit. In addition coffee, port and oak wort. Increasingly dark chocolate too.
    • Finish
      Mitel long. Slightly dry. Red fruit, coffee, dark chocolate and caramel.

  5. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Krass, those were dirty port barrels
    • Nose
      Dirty, charred cherries and strawberries, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, smeared red fruits, raspberries
    • Taste
      Red fruits, creamy sweet, again slightly dirty and a bit ashy, oak, cherries, chocolate, tobacco
    • Finish
      Fermented red fruits, and they are getting stronger and slightly bitter

  6. erwinnlim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I've generally not enjoyed Port cask matured whisky in the past but I decided to take a punt with Tomatin as I've always loved all their wine cask finishes and I've not been disappointed. All I can say is Tomatin hit it on the nose calling themselves the softer side of the highlands. This is a wonderfully balanced and delicate dram that is so easy to sip. Value (£50) : 8/10
    • Nose
      It starts off with sweet fruits. I'm thinking some stewed apples, cherries and plums covered in a caramel sauce. Then I get more tart berry compote like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Then the spirit character comes through, there's cereal and malt. Lovely breadiness to this too. Cocoa nibs bring some depth and richness. It has a wonderful nutty aroma to it as well, I'm thinking a mixture of walnuts and pecan pie. At the end some chilli spice warms the nose.
    • Taste
      Nice and mouth coating. It's extremely well balanced with more malty cereal and ginger biscuits. Now salted caramel notes. The nuttiness remains, more walnuts now. I'm also getting a hint of creamy milk chocolate. Those sweet and sour fruits from the nose come through just enough to add an extra layer on top of the wonderful spirit. The port character is evident, but it takes nothing away from that fruity Tomatin spirit, it just adds to it.
    • Finish
      Medium to long in length and slightly drying. It continues where the palate left off with sweet berries coating a malty centre with a warming ginger and cinnamon spice. As the finish goes on, the sweet chocolate turns darker and brings more bitterness to the finish, balancing out the sweetness.

  7. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Strange for a portfinish. Unround nose, but interesting finish. Still kind of tasty. About 6 months ago, I had this filling in a blank. Without concrete notes, however, the trend was the same.
    • Nose
      Red fruits, currants and grapes, artificial alcoholic sweetness and, at the same time, acidity
    • Taste
      First vinous, half-sweet grapes, medium cocoa chocolate, slight sharpness on the tongue
    • Finish
      Pretty pleasant. Sweet and berry notes, make room for spicy wood flavors, cocoa and espresso then to the end. The finish I find the best here.

  8. dRambo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    not my thing the drop, the bitterness and the idiosyncratic acidity of the fruit note I do not like so much, but good quality is present
    • Nose
      herbaceous bitterness, hints of glue, berry fruity acidity, oak, clean - slightly applied aromas, smells more like red wine, because after Port, me more time in the glass vanishes the bitterness, the fruit notes are more beautiful - red plum compote with cinnamon and red wine
    • Taste
      round, soft, then come red fruits and immediately bites the alcohol in the tongue, the burning stops again and the mouth fills with fruity, sour, slightly sweet aromas, dusty oak resonates
    • Finish
      tart - spicy, cinnamon-plum, slightly alcoholic, warming, slightly bitter

  9. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Maybe a side note: The cork looks very high quality and is extremely pleasant to attack.
    • Nose
      The Port wine smells already when uncorking and first pouring. The Bourbon Bar flavors are also clearer, everything is very "heavy" over. He reminds me a bit of the Aberlour Double Cask 16y in color and smell.
    • Taste
      Comes very strong in the mouth - rebellious on the tongue, but no trace burning. The Portfinish comes through beautifully, later some oak and then dark fruits. The second sip a really nice Rumtopf note.
    • Finish
      Medium long, the dark mix of port and fruit stays in the mouth.

  10. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind on 06-18-2021 in Wustrow.

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