Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Earth

Overall rating
82.89/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB93634
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Refill Hogsheads
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 22 02 17 3 11:07 BB
Barcode
5018481025820
Added on
11 mar 2017 8:42 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.44

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Earth

14 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.89 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 78 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
      82 82
      light smoke, smoked meat / ham, tea, strawberry
    • Taste
      77 77
      salty, raw spirit, sharp smoke flavour
    • Finish
      76 76
      buttery,

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  3. ailean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  4. Ficelli scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. wembleytor scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Very clear, not much nose. A light whisky with some peatyness to it. Short finish.

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    according to the bottle:

    Earth - REFILL HOGSHEAD OAK
    Nose – An intriguing mix of vanilla, burning heather and black fruits with sweet light smoke.
    Taste – Unlike any other Tomatin, a salty smokiness with burnt honey and kelp.
    Finish – Complex and ever-changing; smoky and sweet.

  8. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Rare peated whisky from the Tomatin Distillery with a lovely balance of subtle peat, refreshing fruits and aromatic herbs.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    An uncomplicated whisky, easy drinking. Good balance. 
    • Nose
      Citrus fruit. Acidic wines, some smoke, vanilla.

      Burning heather in the back, black fruit.
    • Taste
      Creamy notes, but also powerful. Spicy oakiness, citrus , vanilla, walnuts, hint of smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Smokiness in the background .

  10. Falnor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    In this one the theme is very easy and quite right. Peat is from the earth and that's basically the dram. 

    Starts very green, young and feisty. A bit of a punch from the alcohol, but mostly the earthy (hint) kind of peat. Some vanilla, leaves and biscuits. The peat isn as heavy as Islay, but dominates the taste.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  11. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A surprising whisky that is delicious, if not a complexity monster. In any case, unusual and exciting. By far the best Tomatin I've ever tasted
    • Nose
      Slightly oily, light alcohol, subliminal smoke, fresh Mentol, indefinable strong sweetness, lightly baked warm bread and a hint of sherry
    • Taste
      strong alcohol, but sometimes not disturbing, then malty, strong sweetness, slightly bitter and a hint of acidity, then sherry, a few mirabelles and somewhere in between a few smoky clouds
    • Finish
      the malt sweetness and the light smoke stay a long time, in between a touch of sherry and the mirabelle plums

  12. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Easy whisky for beginners with a reasonable price. One drop of water is help a lot. It will be a divisive one. 82/83.
    • Nose
      Citruses, acidic wines, smoke, vanilla and juniper.
    • Taste
      Creamy, powerful. Spicy oak, citruses, vanilla, wallnut and touch of smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy.

  13. Jaydee scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice, uncomplicated whisky, an every day dram. Well balanced. Sweet taste with hints of vanilla, fruit, some spicyness. Peat and smoke very subtle in the back ground. Finish is medium. 
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  14. A Dream of Sea did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Well, now I am sitting here and should summarize the Earth. Badly said: something unimportant. Do not get me wrong, the whisky has no mistakes. But somehow no corners and edges. It is a nice introduction to the world of (slightly) smoky whiskys, but not much more. Long-time whisky connoisseurs like to skip this whisky, but for a beginner it is quite exciting, as it shows a nice, round development. In terms of price, that is fine, albeit at the upper end of the acceptable.
    These and further discussions in detail on: https://www.adreamofsea.de/2017/10/08/whisky-review-49-tomatin-earth-the-five-virtues-series-3/
    • Nose
      Very pleasant in the nose. Not necessarily as easy to describe, but not overcrowded. Vanilla, some wood and a light, aromatic smoke, which used me to small smoldering branches, as they used to light the fireplace.
    • Taste
      Nice and creamy. A Tomatin typical note first. What is that exactly? In any case, there is vanilla, but also a nut note, walnut or something stronger hazelnut. A very light spice from the refill barrels. Only then comes some smoke.
    • Finish
      A light spice comes through first, slightly woody. The smoky part then continues in the finish. Sweet or vanilla notes I can not find here anymore.

  15. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  16. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This expression is a peated malt, matured in refill hogshead 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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