Tomatin 1990

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask for Finest Whisky
Stated Age
18 years old
First Refill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
58.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Jul 2009 7:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 674.00

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55 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1990

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.50 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=190 Color: sunlight
    Nose: Very creamy at the beginning with mild aromas of bergamot, lemon yoghurt, cream, butter, cream cheese and a little spice. Liquid honey with vanilla ice cream - without any piercing tips.
    Taste: Very thin body (refractory to the nose), but with instant sharpness of lemon, cayenne pepper, chili peppers, ultra-salty, green notes and astringent herbs. A basket full of "Fisherman's Friend" - freshness spreads on the palate and stands up to creamy caramel notes. Wood is added and whirls up the now sweet freshness.
    Finish: Long - fresh and spicy with herb wood and garden herbs. Still very salty towards the end. Fearful minutes later, the malt leaves with vanilla and lemon ice aromas.
    89 points (nose: 91 / taste: 88 / finish: 87)

  2. alectron scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Somewhat flakey. Feels as if my sample is on it`s peak already. Most
    likey from a fresh opened bottle, this might behave differently and
    needs to breathe, but mine seems to be most interesting the first few
    minutes after pouring. Exceptional cask in any case.

    Transferring previous Note (2012.01.25) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      nice sweetness
      right away. White chocolate, ripe peach, honey, lemon, nice oak, fresh
      clover (klee) & (light) grass, charred wood/smoke, an old book,
      light tree gum/liquid amber/baumharz. (93)
      A bit later: papaya & mango +/o, vanilla pods o, (92)
      Later: More vanilla & some baked cookies (91)
      water: seems to bring lemon, pineapple, oak, grass & mineral notes
      to the fore and seems not to help here as some of the more complex notes
      seem to disappear. (88)
      W water later: beeswax comes up again, fruits turn more broad again, peach is back, also some tropic fruits (89)
    • Taste
      Milk & white chocolate and an immediate fruit cocktail of fresh tropical fruits (92)
      W water: similar here, slightly more oaky, a tad less fruity, but most of the previous notes are still around (91)
    • Finish
      More fruits, even slightly spicy mint on top with the alcohol showing
      it`s warm & prickly head & more fruits, now candied, beeswax,
      and again occasional tiny smoke trails (94)
      Later: Fruits turn cooked
      now & altogether a bit heavier & slightly less dramtically
      changing. Also more malty & a tad milky/yeasty (91)
      W water: still long, pleasant malt & lots of fruit, but less beeswax, also a slighly bitter oaky note occasionally. (89)

  3. Vassago Clynelish did not rate this whisky Administrator

    Same cask like ID 20796 but with standard back-label. The Cask are selected by Uwe Wagmueller and the bottles are only available to him at his shop Finest Whisky. Bottle number is 173 for both versions in summary.

  4. magic_slim scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    What shall I say? Gorgeous. Unbelievable. A clear recommendation!
    • Nose
      Warming with strong notes of vanilla, butterscotch cookies and apples. After a while some herbal tea is coming up as well. Very very tasty.
    • Taste
      Powerful butterscotch, honey and vanilla bomb. Apple pie aroma, sugar cane and some spicy notes as well - white pepper. After a while I took a bigger mouthful and now I got lots of cherry liqueur as well. Excellent.
    • Finish
      Very long, warming and satisfying.

  5. SilentStill scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    What a tomato! This distillery seldom holds single-barreled bottlings. This barrel has it all and is one of the best the Speyside has to offer.
    • Nose
      Powerful, rich vanilla notes, dried fruit, very voluminous, great nose
    • Taste
      creamy in consistency, Mon-cherie cherry, alcohol wonderfully integrated, soft, yet powerful.
    • Finish
      Above average, again cherry, mixed with vanilla

  6. SilentStill scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Outstanding Tomatin and far ahead in his age.
    • Nose
      Powerful, rich vanilla, dried fruit, very voluminous, just great.
    • Taste
      creamy in consistency, mon-cherie-cherry, alcohol is wonderfully integrated, soft but still very powerful.
    • Finish
      Above average length, again cherry mixed with vanilla

  7. Medea scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very surprisingly delicate middle-age Tomatin


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