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Overall rating
88.44/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
05.01.1991
Bottled
06.02.2017
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
49
Number of bottles
257
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2017 5:18 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75,00

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18 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1991 WhB

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.44 points

  1. Langtonian scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      62 62
    • Finish
      62 62

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/bottle-polishing-2017-part-2/

    It’s normally a good sign when a bottle falls beyond the last few inches before I’ve even taken down a single note. First impressions were fair, but exceeded by higher final reflections.

    N: The entire presentation rings with intent and vibrancy, the CS abv contributing enormously as is my [TWE’s] 1920’s style Blender’s glass - highly recommended. A touch of peat and a floral pinch is added to the oily<runny honeyed barley straw mixing bowl to set up a decent base. Opens out with sweet oaky lemon doughy-sponge and a linseed-y [somewhat dried~fermented] floral fruitiness. The more subtle colour tones include oily yeast flakes/yeast extract, polyurethane, a touch of fruity nail varnish, fruity scented stationary,… every nosing bringing new perceptions.

    T: Comes in as you would expect, consistent with the nose profile. Only a few drops of water helps ease the journey, allowing things to flow more effortlessly. The oak is more prominent on the palate but far more balanced with the water. It’s not long nor overly complex but delivers a firm, large, confident, rich and satisfying mature mouthful.

    F: Finishes consistently with oily~dry linseed-y/oaky sweet lemon<honeyed barley straw, reiterating what has gone before. Just a hint of farmy peat accompanies the putty fruits to complete the picture. Rock cakes and [ginger] biscuits at the death.

    C: What a find, if I do say so myself. A no brainer at £66 a bottle. Needs optimal conditions in my view.

    Scores a B+

  3. Mascht scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a fantastic malt, super fruity on the nose and round on the palate
    • Nose
      Super fruity like Haribo Tropical fruits, cereals, lots of honey, milk chocolate, limes
    • Taste
      spicy, Hustinetten, hardly fruit, apple peel, oak
    • Finish
      very long, apple peel

  4. theograph scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This beautiful single malt looks old and set, very nice overall; somehow "old school" and dignified but not necessarily spectacular. Still brilliant!

    One of the best malts I ever had in my glass!

    PLV 10/10 (September 2017);
    • Nose
      Cornflakes with honey, a pronounced and beautiful grain note, malty-sweet, grated lemon zest, distinct hints of bananas, tropical fruits, maple syrup; and there is definitely fennel in the nose!
    • Taste
      Spicy-woody, hints of still strong oak, less fruity than in the nose, subtle apples, followed by wonderful fine spicy herbal notes and a lot of grated lemon peel; Menthol!
    • Finish
      Medium to long, pleasantly warming with a longer lasting subtle spice;

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/tomatin-tuesday-2/

    N: Marmite, yeast flakes, rubber tyres. Reduced to 46%: Cinder>dunder>bourbon with the fruits flowing. 
    T: More rubber and all-sorts besides. Leaving it out to open really pays off. More bourbon-led grapefruit-sour fruits.
    F: Bourbon-led, settling nicely.
    C: Good slow ageing. Time reveals the small treasures that hint back to the 70’s classics. Absolute bargain at £66 [August ’17].Scores a B

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Straw, vanilla sugar, apple compote, sugared almond and fig. Water adds blood orange and peach.
    • Taste
      An IPA-like fruitiness of passion fruit and grapefruit. Apple, straw, fig, pepper, lime, sugared almond and vanilla sugar. Even better with water, another tad fruitier.
    • Finish
      Cookie, apple, grapefruit, fig and chestnut.

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