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Tomatin 36-year-old - Batch 1

Overall rating
92.33/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Vintage
1977
Bottled
17.03.2015
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
48 & 30142
Number of bottles
798
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018481023307
Added on
29 May 2016 3:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 837,70

34 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 36-year-old - Batch 1

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.33 points

  1. Whisky-Art did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Serge Valentin says:
    Tomatin 36 yo 1977/2015 'Rare Casks - Batch 1' (46%, OB, casks #48 & 30142, 798 bottles)  They priced this one rather fairly, despite the age, the decanter, and the large wooden box. That’s £450. Colour: gold. Nose: old Tomatin with flying colours and bursting fruits and honeys. Exceptional oranges topped with olive oil and honey, some fresh mint, hints of old roses, precious woods, mangos, skincare… And in the background, these earthy touches that we enjoy so much. Fantastic nose! Mouth: a superlative brightness, some stunning honey, an unusual earthy/mushroomy side, plenty of mangos, and a good deal of maracuja. Oh and oranges again. It’s one of these easy and bright, yet very complex and refined old Tomatins. Finish: medium long, on the same notes, with some unexpected bacon in the aftertaste. Sherry? Comments: very dangerous whisky, for it goes down so easily and brightly. Really worth buying at this price. SGP:751 - 93 points.

  2. theoneandonly scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Stands out for it´s balance taste and long finish.

  3. jay83 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    The best Tomatin I ever had, even compared to other brilliant bottlings from the 60ies and 70ies.... Immensely fruity (the epitome of a '70-fruit bomb) and wonderful gentle wood-influence of the married casks. Really sensational and outdoing a lot of maximum-hyped (and -priced) bottlings from other famous distilleries in terms of value for money! Few bottlings I came across with such a harmony between the sherry and bourbon components...

  4. cavalier66 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    7 word review: 

    Quaffable creamy fruits; long, complex, honeyed & dignified.Takes time to emerge fully, but it's a wonderful old Tomatin: sure it's fruity, but so much more too. Superb.

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: Typical 1976-Tomatin ... er, oh yes, is a 1977-er, but in contrast to Benriach, where the quite characteristic fruitiness is largely limited to the vintage 1976, so extends to Tomatin in other vintages of the 1970's, be it 1974, 1970 or just 1977. Anyway, very fruity, peaches, apricots, grapes, strawberries, fine nuts and sweetened herbal tea. Over time, mango, forest and blossom honey show up, and so everything is there, what I want in a 1976-er, äh 1977-Tomatin, sweet, juicy and quite compact.

    Mouth: Ultra fruity, juicy, sweet, with a surprisingly strong onion, tropical, slightly salty, honey, and now also with a fine hint of wood. Caramel, malt, distinctly tart herb tones, the fruit comes up in attempts again and again, even if they can not quite as optimally assert, as in even more intense barrel strength variants of this malts.

    Finish: reasonably long, fine-dry, malty and with a slowly fading fruit.

    Conclusion: In principle, this malt can be used without restriction when it comes to show the characteristics of a tomato of the 1970s at its best. Pure fruit, complemented by fine woodiness, which turns out surprisingly mild given the age of this whisky. To perfection, he might have had a barrel strength.

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  6. ZwiJo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. Wilco scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Johnnie Stumbler scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A great blend of creaminess, fruit, spice and wood. Lively, despite the age and wonderfully layered. The nose is up there with the best of them and the palate is just a hair behind. Great structure – great whisky.
    • Nose
      Rich, candied grapefruit to kick off, followed by mixed peel, ripe vine fruits and more citrus. Spiced oranges and milk chocolate come later with restrained wood. Very entertaining and oozing quality.
    • Taste
      Tannins and spice at first but these die back to reveal Turkish delight, creamy, malty Ovaltine, cocoa and faint oranges. Good, sustained delivery and builds nicely into the finish.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Citrus rind, tobacco, creamy oak spice and there’s a cool menthol note right at the death.

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