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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Cask Strength
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points
- Good highlander, CS very pleasant to drink. Price / offer: Very good.
- An "honest" rock solid Highland Malt for a great price.
If the price were to be a criterion in the following evaluation, the number of points would definitely be higher.
Sweet and heavy nose.
The finish is immediately recognizable!
Despite the barrel strength, it lies comfortably on the tongue.
Bourbon Cask and Sherry Finsh unmistakable.
Fruity and fine finish.
- A young, powerful and good malt, great value for money for around € 36.00 ...
strong, powerful, very fruity (pineapple, raspberry), sherry aromas, vanilla, trace of spice;
with water: powerful, sweet and very fruity at the start;
Sherry, creamy, buttery, nutty, caramel, vanilla, spices;
fairly short on the finish, creamy, buttery;
sherry, butter..lots of butter, butter popcorn, vanilla
dry sherry, lots of butter, butterscotch, butter popcorn, dry, oaky, stiff.
butter popcorn, so sweet, so round, so buttery its crazy
really affordable if this is only 35-40€
sherry, red fruit
sherry, red fruit, raisins
sherry, red fruit, raisins
- I have to say I'm somewhat over the whole cask-strength-without-an-age-statement thing. Sure, these bottlings have a lot of firepower but the nuances and more subtle maturation effects tend to fall by the wayside. Instead, we tend to get (hyper)active (and mostly American) oak and a lot of first-fill use to compensate for a lack in maturation time. But I digress...
This is actually pretty nice and not one-dimensional at all. A bit brute and on the nose, perhaps. Somewhat surprisingly, it is also less fruity than I had expected for a younger Tomatin. It goes more toward fresh oak spices, with noticeable sherry influence and a blatant, candied sweetness. This would do well in autumn, paired with anything that has pumpkin in it.
The finish, as is usually the case with these NAS cask-strength OBs, is nothing to write home about.
Decent stuff, but one or two drams will suffice for me.
This is a very much Oloroso influenced nose. A savory note, leather, shoe polish. But there is a quite 'nosable' note of the alcohol. Of course there are the red fruits, but they are more on the background.
With water: Much more tamed down. It has the same smells, but less heat of the alcohol.
Heavy, robust, very red fruit candy sweet. Then there is also the leather, hardy, shoe polish note which I think is quite good.
With water: Very nice, less alcohol influence and more subtle red fruit influences.
Full and creamy
Medium-long length. Here again a lot of red fruits, it is a bit dry and gets a little tannic in the end. The finish is it's weakest point.
With water you get more of the bourbon barrel influence, but it remains sherry dominated.
Around €50,- is quite fair for this bottle.
Don't know this was a sample
N: A big leathery malt with an blatant oloroso sherry ratio. Texturally, a little creamier when reduced to 46%.
T: Bold, full and very tasty,…. but,… here comes the sherried cavalcade. Yawn
F: I’m exaggerating, a little. Finishes more rounded and balanced with a burnt butterscotch/corn/bourbon/sherry mixture.
C: Heavy, basic and crude in comparison to what came after - from the independents again.Scores a C
- Was heading for 87, but -1 for the finish, or lack thereof.
Fruity and creamy. Different kinds of desserts: Pineapple yoghurt, peach yoghurt, vanilla pudding, porridge and eventually crême brûlée. And water makes it even creamier.
More sherried with caramel and berries. Vanilla, apple and chili pepper. Definitely a bit smoky. Water takes off the peppery edge and brings the bourbon notes back on top, but add too much and it turns a bit soapy.
Dryer: Roasted nuts. The weak spot of this kind of young, cask-driven whiskies. Not bad, but nowhere near the fragrant nose and full taste.