Tomatin 1971

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 6 Collection
Stated Age
44 years old
Spanish ex-Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Crystal Decanter
Added on
01 Jul 2016 5:49 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3195.13

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11 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1971

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.44 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N: Putty, leather, sweet<meaty ham
    T: Like running your tongue along a soft, old leather belt albeit with a wafer thin/gossamer softness and bone dry delicacy.
    F: ..... and it goes on,... and on.
    C: [Glen Grant 1954, eat your heart out],… this is one of the highlights of the TWE show, of the year, any year!

    Scores an A[-]

  2. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer's Tasting Note:
    Aromas of almond, plum, ginger cake and marzipan merged with warm
    flavours of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee and winter fruits before a
    rich, refined, lingering finish.

  3. Man of Skye did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Tomatin 1971/2016 (45.8%, OB, Warehouse 6 Collection, oloroso sherry cask, cask #30041, 252 bottles) There’s something very smart written in the leaflet, ‘With patience comes reward’. It’s not a cheap bottle but that’s only the price of a full week in a five-star resort in Moldova (£2,500) and they did put a lot of effort into the presentation. Actually, spending some time in Moldova is something I’ve always wanted to do. Colour: deep gold. Nose: we’re visiting a high-class bodega in Jerez. It’s not that it noses just like sherry, it noses like a, eh, a bodega, with some old oak, many wines resting, and perhaps a little saltpetre. And there are raisins, cigarette tobacco, quite a lot of milk chocolate, praline, dried figs, and a rather precious spicy combination, not easy to describe. A little wine sauce, perhaps. Beef Bourguignon or something. It’s all extremely complex. Whiffs of hessian (hessian around the bungs, of course). Mouth: it does start with quite some cinnamon and a feeling of cedar wood, but after all, this is +/-45 years old whisky, so the oak did have to feel a bit. What’s perfect is that the wine sauce is back, and it came with prunes, black chocolate, cassis, black cherries, and this lovely wine-y sourness. Burgundy indeed, this is almost some Chambertin. Did you know that Napoléon used to ask all his troops to present arms whenever they were passing near the Chambertin? Whether he was with them or not? Mad man… Finish: medium, and even more ‘Chambertin’. Fermenting raisins, marc... Leafier aftertaste - that’s the stems. Comments: excellent pinot-noiry old wine. Great wines and great whiskies, same battle! SGP:561 - 91 points. 


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