Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Wood

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
French, American & Hungarian Oak Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 21 02 17 3 23:17 BB
Added on
11 Mar 2017 8:37 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 75,28

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57 × member ratings

249 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Wood

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.44 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, I'll give you that. Next to no finish, though.

    If you're in the market for a European, tannin-rich, non-sherry oak delivery system, I'd advise you to seek out the Glenlivet 15 "French Oak" at half the price.

  2. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not overly complex, but friendly fruity with pleasant wood spices in the development and a long finish.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Falnor did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Worst part of all the Five Virtues. I really didn't like this one and also not a fan of young Tomatin.
    • Nose
      Bold start with strong alcohol and glue scent. Pretty feisty for just 46%. Malted barley, strong spicy beer or like IPA's. Sour apples and pears not all to sweet or fresh. It noses like a bad spirit.
    • Taste
      On the palate far less malt, grains or beer. Chewing gum, slightly chemical. Candy that turns somewhat into creamy vanilla.
    • Finish
      Very short and not that great

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant whisky, especially smell very tasty
    • Nose
      Floral, vanilla, very sweet and fresh, caramel. Chocolate too, and something like yellow rice! Seems similar in smell to those distillates of grape remains, grappa, armagnac
    • Taste
      Light peppers, sweet caramel, also orange now. Creamy structure. Honey, vanilla
    • Finish
      Stinging still, orange, honey sweet, reasonably long, chocolate

  6. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice woods with a piquant fruitiness and spiciness. Pleasant surprise.
    • Nose
      Deep, floral. Milk caramel, honey, vanilla pudding, orange peel and tobacco.
    • Taste
      Creamy, liqueury sweetness. Cherry brandy and Cointreau. Spicy oak. Vanilla, nutmeg and ginger.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Nutella, tobacco and green tea.

  7. regislefrancois scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      rich and candied. Saffron note. aromas of cognac
    • Taste
      oily, creamy
    • Finish
      average length

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Lovely interplay between the wood, the sweetness and the spices at a nice strength with a wonderfully creamy body. A pleasant surprise.
    • Nose
      It has a dark and sweet nose with a bitter edge. I am reminded of toffee, leather and tobacco leaves, but also blood oranges and crème brûlée. It also sports a herbal side. Some green garden herbs and a hint of aniseed. Ginger crops up rather forcefully.
    • Taste
      It is very creamy on the palate, which I like. You can almost chew it. Immediately very sweet on caramel, candied sugar, rum raisins, cherry liqueur, gingerbread, orangettes and vanilla. Yes, this works nicely. There is still that little green edge that I can only describe as ginger.
    • Finish
      I get some hazelnuts and tobacco leaves again in the medium long finish, but the green edge never leaves.

  9. Dionysus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Old furniture, oak haze, leather, vanilla, distinctive sherry sweets, raisins, rum, brown sugar, cherry compote and spices - a very juicy scent
    • Taste
      Dubovost, vanilla, distinctive creamy caramel, rounded. Raisins, sherry tones in contrast to the power of permeating alcohol
    • Finish
      In the reverberation again, woodiness, raisins, sherry, gradually drying up. At the end a bit of alcohol is coming to my taste.


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