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Overall rating
85.69/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Magical mystery
Vintage
09.10.2000
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Spanish Oak Ex-Pedro Ximénez Hogsh.
Casknumber
11.34
Number of bottles
179
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jul 2017 8:17 am by Allandale
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68,54

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18 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 2000 SMWS 11.34

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.69 points

  1. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  2. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/random-tandems/

    My next request [to Chris], is for something ‘crazy’. Last time i asked for something crazy at the SMWS i got given ‘Temptation to the dark side’ WB - a young & blatantly unapologetic sherried Tullibardine that i fell for. Today i’ve received a heavily sherried Tomatin with twice as many years on the clock. Good good.

    N: Less resinous than the Mannochmore and softer of course [given those extra 5 years], and finished in PX. PX can be a refreshing change from heavily tannin-ed oloroso which often buries the spirit. PX by comparison can tend to veer whisky in a different direction, often with varying success. Notes of nutty potatoes, olive oil with a chunk of infused tyre, marjoram, vegetal Bakewell tart [no icing], Cognac-esque sugars, a tobacco stained cardboard box, a little linseed oil [no putty], some sweet lemon juice,... Refreshingly interesting. Let’s see how it fairs on the palate. 
    T: Greasy mouthfeel with an unobtrusive coppery/sulphury mineral ‘boing’ and an odd yet tasty nutty/vegetal savoury>sweet maltiness. Reminds me of that SV 1988 Fettercairn WB. Later some Cognac sugars emerge, the beauty of adding grape-d casks to whisky. Slightly edgy throughout but there are no alarm bells.
    F: Burned nut oil, sesame seeds, more Bakewell suggestions, pokey tap water and vegetal sweet fairy cakes with a light greasy slightly curdled creamy biscuit finish. A greasy chew remains to the last. Nutty/cognac-y PX=dirty witch hazel at the death.
    C: We got through without incident. This whisky was perfect in the moment, time & place and all that - though one dram was enough. Not sure that any Tomatin character was evident.Scores a B[-]

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Finally a very good Tomatin
    • Nose
      Like a candy chocolate box: lovely sweet notes. Ginger, pure dark chocolate, walnut pralines, orange marmelade, truffels. 
    • Taste
      Fruity notes. Spiced prunes, almonds, armagnac tones. Lovely sweet. Complex.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Spicy and fruity also. Complex.

  6. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    The nose neat got us all on the edge of our seats. We opened a deluxe chocolate box with an overwhelming assortment and nothing to explain each individual item. So we had to dip in; spiced ginger ganache, dark chocolate walnut pralines, orange & macadamia truffles and the list could go on but we stopped ourselves and added a drop of water. Now the appearance of a spiced prune, Armagnac and almond tart with a glass of Oloroso Abocado (sweetened dry Sherry) made this mystery experience complete. At 15 years old, we transferred this whisky from an Oloroso butt to a 1st fill Spanish oak PX hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.DRINKING TIP: With a box of chocolates

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