Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Fire

Overall rating
83.20/100
votes
78
Whiskybase ID
WB93633
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Heavily Charred Oak Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 22 02 17 3 07:34 BB
Barcode
5018481025806
Added on
11 mar 2017 8:40 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 102.50

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Fire

23 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.20 points.

  1. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink, pleasant bourbon maturing Tomatin with good pice / value ratio.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Flowers, green apple, citruses, vanilla, honey and cinnamon
    • Taste
      84 84
      Creamy vanilla, toffee, citruses, cinnamon and metals
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, creamy, spicy

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  3. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 08-29-2022.

  4. ailean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is pretty rich and versatile, the taste isn't. Sweet, smooth, pale. Not exactly what I expected from 'fire'. Okay, but by far not remarkable.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity and spicy. Some hint of red fruits,berries, some pepper, and some vegetal notes as well, plants.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Smooth, only a little tingling mouthfeel. Some sweetness now, honey, malty. Not exactly what I expected with 'fire' though... A bit pale.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Still pretty smooth, just a little bit of pepper. Sweetness, honey, not too long.

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Light fruit; Pear; Apple; Citrus; fresh, floral notes; Vanilla; Honey;
    • Taste
      78 78
      Herbs; Vanilla; Wood; Nut;
    • Finish
      78 78
      woody wort; getting slightly dry, rather short

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 74 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
      75 75
      sweet, fried butter, apples
    • Taste
      73 73
      salty edge, bit young / spirity, biscuits
    • Finish
      74 74
      nothing bad here, but a bit boring since it delivers nothing exciting.

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    according to the bottle:

    Fire - HEAVILY CHARRED OAK
    Nose –Creamy butterscotch with citrus and winter spices.
    Taste –Sweet apple pie with a light dusting of cinnamon.
    Finish –Slightly dry with a delicate spicy finish.

  10. coldsun scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Flavor is a little bit sharp with notes of malt, alcohol and little fruits. After some time becomes sweet with flowers. Taste has notes of malt, nuts and spices (hot pepper) but becomes weak after some time. Finish is tart, very warming but short.

  11. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tight start that needs some water resulting in evident influence of the charred cask, sweetness and a welcome fruitiness.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Falnor scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    This series is very well done in the eyes of marketing, sadly the taste doesn quite deliver. Nothing wrong about this one, but also nothing special.
    • Nose
      Cotton candy, vanilla and a slight bitterness to start with. Also green bananas. Perhaps this dram needs some more time.
    • Taste
      Very malty but also middle of the road. Vanilla, honey a bit of pepper from the alcohol could discribe a lot of whisky.
      Gets more towards candy and caramalised apples. 
    • Finish
      Sweet and malty core remaiins the same. 

  13. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  14. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is a liquid dessert and very different from the Wood. Less complex but equally fun.
    • Nose
      The nose is fresh and caramelized at the same time. Fresh citrusy and honey notes on the one hand, toffee apples and freshly baked sugar waffles on the other. Meringue that just left the oven with some almond shavings on top. White chocolate. Very good.
    • Taste
      It is wonderfully oily, but surprisingly soft. Barely any spices, really. This is all sweetness and citrus notes. The sweetness again translates into meringue, white chocolate, sugared almonds, vanilla and some candied orange peel.
    • Finish
      In the medium long finish, more citrusy notes appear, including some zest.

  16. hettrum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  17. ApricotOne scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Hard To Find Whisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The 2nd release in a series of five limited edition bottlings from
    Tomatin that will span 2017 and 2018 called the "Five Virtues" which is a
    creative collaboration between the award winning Tomatin distillery and
    leading contemporary artist Eva Ullrich.
    The Fire Edition has been matured in heavily charred oak casks from a 2005 vintage distillation.
    Nose: Toasted marshmallows, sugared almonds, runny honey on vanilla
    sugar sprinkled waffles, toffee apple, custard danish pastries and a
    touch of cinnamon and nutmeg spice.
    Palate: White chocolate bon bons, sugared almonds, creamy vanillin oak, waxy/tangy citrus, charred orange rind.
    Finish: Marzipan, toasted vanilla, orange curd, apple crumble dusted
    with brown sugar and cinnamon, creamy oak on a very pleasing and softly
    spicy finish.
    Classic Bourbon cask aged malt and an ever reliable Tomatin release
    with a bit of extra depth, spice and lots of zingy vanillin oak.

  20. krucki scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    I`m sad to say that, but the NAS releases in recent time are
    no longer qualitative that what i know by Tomatin. The old 18s, 25s and 30s
    were very good, but the new releases weaken.

    The Tomatin fire is bitter, metallic and alkoholic. No one of the malts, that are worthy for an limited edition.

  21. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  22. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: Creamy caramel with citrus notes and winter spices. Characteristics: Sweet apple pie with a hint of cinnamon. Finish: Slightly dry with a tender spicy finish.

  23. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Original Tasting Notes. Wood, fire, earth, metal and water elements that are central to the oldest philosophies of civilization that enjoy incredible synergies. Together, they produce results that are far greater than their sum. This symbiosis - the 'five virtues' - is a concept synonymous with the ancient processes and materials used by the Tomatin Distillery Men. Water feeds wood; Wood keeps fire upright; Fire brings life to the earth; Earth produces metal; Metal collects water; And so the cycle goes on .... To celebrate the five virtues, the leading artist Eva Ullrich explored these interactions and their role in whisky production. The result is five remarkable works of art ... and five unique versions of the Tomatin Single Malt.

  24. Changename scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Different, but very nice and for me easy drinking whisky.
    • Nose
      Creamy, butterscotch, citrus tones, winter spices. Very nice.Vanilla undertones. Warming.
    • Taste
      Tones of sweet apple pie, with a light dusting of cinnamon. Again vanilla in the background. Very nice.
    • Finish
      Slightly dry with a delicate spicy finish. 

  26. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This NAS expression is matured in rejuvenated, heavily charred oak casks.  Limited to 6,000 bottles.  The packaging features work from abstract artist Eva Ullrich, who was asked to visually represent each of the five elements.

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