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Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Water

Overall rating
83.68/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Sherry Butts & Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 12 01 18 3 08:38 BB
Barcode
5018481025882
Added on
11 Mar 2017 8:45 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 57.10

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Five Virtues Series - Water

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.68 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 68 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
      chocolate, oranges, fruit and raisins
    • Taste
      60 60
      quite sharp, fresh sour grapefruit, burns a bit in the throat
    • Finish
      70 70
      fruity... but it does it's name honour... you require some sips of water after this one ;-)

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    according to the bottle:

    Water - SHERRY BUTTS & BOURBON BARRELS
    Nose – Mature fruity flavours with chocolate honeycomb.
    Taste – Rich toffee and marzipan with blood orange marmalade.
    Finish – Warming with a long and oily finish.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I'm quite taken by this flavour profile. Proper stuff indeed.
    • Nose
      Fresh and vibrant fruits at first. Citrus-y, yet with some stone fruits as well. Then it becomes sweeter, with hints of honey comb, caramel and coffee beans as well.
    • Taste
      More coffee-like flavours, like espresso and cappuccino, so somewhat bitter. Hints of burnt caramel and dark chocolate, as well as cloves and a bit of oak too.
    • Finish
      Lingering dark chocolate.

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good combined influence of bourbon and sherry cask maturation with many lip-smacking spices, but could do with some fruitiness to balance these.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Interesting Tomatin, the nose and the taste is very nice at the beginning, but changes completely vary to the end of the taste and the finish. Even so I think this is the best one of the Five Virtues Series.
    • Nose
      Sherry, fruits, honey, milk caramel, salted minerals and pine resin.
    • Taste
      Sherry. Honey and caramel. Grapefruit and ginger orange marmalade. Cocoa.
    • Finish
      Medium length, metallic, sour.

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I miss something in  this one. 
    • Nose
      Fruity flavours present. Hints of chocolate honeycomb and smooth toffee notes.
    • Taste
      Caramel notes, honey. Nice sweetness.Lemon fruit. Cherries in chocolate.  Orange marmalade .
    • Finish
      A little bit mineral aftertaste. Metal influences. Acidic  notes found.  Where is the warm and sweet finish? 

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    It started alright, but the dirty taste was too much. I got a sample and perhaps the sample glass was tainted??
    • Nose
      Good start with a decent nose. Do I smell pinetrees or forest? A little bit of minerals, caramels and some honey. Springtime.
    • Taste
      Oranges, lemon, cherries with some white chocolate, but then...
      D*** what does this dirty edge do with the whisky? An accidic kind of taste? 
    • Finish
      The last sentence made sure the ending wasn't on par with the start.

  9. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This expression is a reference to the water drawn from the Alt-na-Firth burn to make Tomatin, matured in both Sherry butts and Bourbon barrels.  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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