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

€ 90.66

12 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

289 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Wood

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.24 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    Tasted the complete elements series with my friend Falnor, april 2018.

    Fire, Water, Metal, Wood, Earth, with the whiskies combined... i am captain planet?
    • Nose
      65 65
      Alcohol, glue, stomach acid, rotting malt biscuits, apples and pears... there seems to be something off here...
    • Taste
      60 60
      auch... my jaw is cramping... what is this? 2nd sips are better, but still sour, was there something off with this sample?
    • Finish
      72 72
      medium long and not as bad as the taste... but still astringent

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    According to the bottle:

    Nose –Complex and round, oaky spices with a warming toasted undertone.
    Taste –Brown sugar, orange peel, soft vanilla and oaky spice; like a perfectly balanced old fashioned.
    Finish –Long and round with rich spice

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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

  8. ctu scored this whisky 83 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.

  9. regislefrancois scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  10. 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.


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