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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Cask Strength
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.89 points
C: Unofficially around 9-10 years of age, this is a decent straight-shooter of a malt that shows off just as much of the spirit as the cask. Additionally, a good price at £40 [in 2016].
- I found it too close. Also the addition of water hasn't helped too much. May be too young.
- Nose 21, taste 21, finish 21, balance 21
fruity, pleasant, recognizable tomato smell. Red fruit, pear. Had expected a bit more scent from a CS. Few drops of water break open, however, deliciously recognizable Olorosso comes forward.
unfortunately the alcohol predominates, so the real taste is repressed. Here, too, a few drops of water help to give up its true nature. Knows it, the Olorosso influences are clearly present here.
finish is not very long, probably because it is a young whisky. But for the money you certainly do not have to leave it alone.
- Well as above mentioned: to close to the spirit, tastes like barley and young. It's not a bad whisky, but it's just not ripe enough.
A malty and heavy start on the nose. Oatmeal cookies, fresh baked bread and dutch 'zeeuwse bolus'. Lots of lemons. Personnaly I think this is a bit to close to the spirit and just too young.
Decent amount of sweetness from fudge and Sugar. Cinnamon/ peper and cooked fruits.
Pretty spicy stuff. First a peppery and bitter start with orange peel, unripe red berries and chilli chocolate.
Still too close to barley and grains with a burned sugared coating. Green herbs and lemons.
The sourness gets the upperhand and it's mostly straw, young wood and ginger.
- Tomatin Cask Strength is a very solid expression from the distillery. It drinks well at full strength, but a few drops of water really benefits both the nose and the palate, increasing balance and heightening the underlying fruitiness of the whisky. Fairly priced and very comparable to other NAS cask strength expressions from other distilleries, this is well worth a look.
Discernibly malty and quite pronounced. Well integrated vanilla, honey, and toffee combine with a mixed fruit basket of green apples, peaches and more tropical aromas such as bananas. Maltiness is delivered through oatcakes and barley water and is joined with some earthy background notes – damp soils and wet hay. Sherry influence is kept as the supporting act rather than the main event – but, some brown sugars, raisins and spice (cinnamon and nutmeg) are still present. The addition of water introduces a wine grape-juice like aromas alongside increased definition of wood – freshly cut and sappy.
Rich and punchy. Sweeter than the nose, the palate introduces oranges, red berries, candied peels and other more overtly sherried nuances. Spicing is heightened here with both salt and particularly pepper joining cinnamon and nutmeg, but still retaining a malty and oaky core. Water reduces the initial attack and introduces greater balance to the fruit and spice combo. The texture also changes to a much more syrupy consistency.
Medium in length and highlighting both sour and sweet fruits alongside pepper spicing.
- just too young and malty still