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Overall rating
89.78/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Moon-Import (MI)
Bottling serie
Horae Solaris
Vintage
1977
Bottled
1998
Number of bottles
820
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Jun 2009 3:27 pm

Average value

€ 598,21

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12 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1977 MI

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points

  1. nigel_tufnel did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tomatin 1977/1998 (56%, Moon Import, Horae Solaris, 820 bottles)
    “Le Bonheur, c’est l’heure de boire”. In other words, “Happiness comes
    when it’s time to drink”. Not too sure about that, but I remember Moon’s
    and Samaroli’s bottlings used to be ‘the’ dream bottles at the time…
    Colour: dark gold. Nose: this explains why these were dream bottles.
    It’s full of Italian eleganzia, with nothing standing out and just
    myriads of complex resinous, fruity and even phenolic notes. Phenols in
    Tomatin! So imagine Barbour grease associated with mangos, butter cream
    with menthol cigarettes, passion fruits with old books, and lemongrass
    with ink and limestone. Yes, that works! With water: nope, water doesn’t
    work, it makes it flat and too cardboardy/tea-ish. A bad swimmer, I’m
    afraid. Mouth (neat): exceptional. An avalanche of tropical fruits
    (passion, mangos, tangerines…) but also very fine notes of aniseed,
    dill, chives, ink, sage, coriander… Really superb, with a great oily
    mouth feel. With water: this time water works, even if it gets strangely
    medicinal. Oils from the wood coming out, such as eucalyptus oil, some
    pinesap. The good news is that the fantastico tropical notes have
    remained there. Finish: long, zesty, limy. All good, even with water.
    Comments: I was ready to go to 90+ until water wrecked the nose. In any
    case, a very lovely bottle! SGP:651 - 89 points.

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