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Tomatin Cask Strength

Overall rating
83.85/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 30 08 16
Barcode
5018481023796
Added on
12 Oct 2016 9:14 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 46.70

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62 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Cask Strength

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.85 points

  1. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. megamarther scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      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.
    • Taste
      84 84
      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
      82 82
      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.

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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. 
    • Finish
      The sourness gets the upperhand and it's mostly straw, young wood and ginger.

  4. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/tomatin/tomatin-cask-strength/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium in length and highlighting both sour and sweet fruits alongside pepper spicing.

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The nose is wonderful, but the palate is hot and needs a lot of water. 
    • Nose
      Soft, with honey, red fruit, vanilla, sweet orange. Very inviting. Water underscores the sherry notes. 
    • Taste
      Oily. Powerful arrival with malt, red fruit, heaps of spice, and some subdued honey. Can be hot and somewhat bitter. With water, which I think is necessary for this despite the fact that I don't typically add water, the red fruit and honey notes are more evident, but still overpowered by the heat.     
    • Finish
      Very long, on account of the hot palate. Lots of spice with a hint of the red fruit and honey notes. 

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