Tomatin Cask Strength

Overall rating
83.58/100
votes
54
Whiskybase ID
WB99146
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
11.04.2017
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 11 04 17
Barcode
5018481023796
Added on
02 aug 2017 7:30 pm by KayMeertens
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 42.39

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin Cask Strength

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.58 points.

  1. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rough edges and a bit tart. Not my fav Tomatin that’s for sure.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sour malt, match stick, red berries,
    • Taste
      85 85
      Vanilla and sour berries, tart, medium sweet, pepper
    • Finish
      86 86
      Warming, orange, berry, spice and oak

  3. Iron_Calli scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I am completely with Lukas_Kiene. It couldn't be more aptly described.

  4. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    An honest, simple malt with nice fruity notes, a noticeable sherry influence and a lot of power.
    At first I found the alcohol in the nose to be too dominant and pointed, but it gets a bit more pleasant over time. The fruits come through nicely. In terms of taste, it goes one better, really tasty fruit notes, as well as a little honey and tart chocolate with spices. The finish continues the whole thing nicely, some cocoa comes to mind.

    Personally, the bottom line is a bit too rough and one-dimensional, but still quite tasty, honest and personable. Can be done and does not hurt anyone :)
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. glendronach64 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    My favorite flavor, sulfur and sherry
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet, sulfur (burned match), sherry, prunes appear.
    • Taste
      95 95
      It starts out sweet and fruity, the sulfur is present, everything is very voluminous (probably due to the 57.5% vol.), It becomes drier on the palate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and dry

  6. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    More than solid, strong, hearty drinking malt for everyday use, if you are on stronger, dry Oloroso sherry, angular leather and malt as a counterpoint.
    • Nose
      Hearty nose, toffee, vanilla, light malt, peach, a lot of butter, young, polished leather, some red apple, fennel, some camphor, pecans
    • Taste
      Similar experience, buttery, a lot of malt with a nice edge, young leather, more red apple and a few strawberries, toffee, honey, beautiful oak, camphor, tick nutmeg, ginger, walnut
    • Finish
      Apple chips, leather, distinct, beautiful malt, ginger, long, licorice

  7. Islaywolf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good highlander, CS very pleasant to drink. Price / offer: Very good.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. LordIslay scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet and heavy nose.
      The finish is immediately recognizable!
    • Taste
      84 84
      Despite the barrel strength, it lies comfortably on the tongue.
      Bourbon Cask and Sherry Finsh unmistakable.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fruity and fine finish.

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A young, powerful and good malt, great value for money for around € 36.00 ...
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      strong, powerful, very fruity (pineapple, raspberry), sherry aromas, vanilla, trace of spice;
    • Taste
      with water: powerful, sweet and very fruity at the start;
      Sherry, creamy, buttery, nutty, caramel, vanilla, spices;
    • Finish
      fairly short on the finish, creamy, buttery;
      lingering dry;

  10. robain scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
      sherry, butter..lots of butter, butter popcorn, vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      dry sherry, lots of butter, butterscotch, butter popcorn, dry, oaky, stiff.
    • Finish
      85 85
      butter popcorn, so sweet, so round, so buttery its crazy

      ----
      really affordable if this is only 35-40€

  11. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    17-05-2019
    • Nose
      80 80
      sherry, red fruit
    • Taste
      84 84
      sherry, red fruit, raisins
    • Finish
      82 82
      sherry, red fruit, raisins

  12. Dagobert scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  13. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    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.

  14. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    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.

    Taste:
    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.

    Body:
    Full and creamy

    Finish:
    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.

    Price:
    Around €50,- is quite fair for this bottle.

    Presentation:
    Don't know this was a sample

    Presentation:
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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

    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

  16. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      First vanilla shortbread, reminding me of an unpeated version of Highland Park. Then fruity and creamy. Different kinds of desserts: Pineapple yoghurt, peach yoghurt, vanilla pudding, porridge and eventually crême brûlée. And water makes it even creamier.
    • Taste
      86 86
      More sherried with buttery 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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      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.

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