Tomatin 18 Years

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Tomatin
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon Refill
Sherry - Oloroso
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Oak:
Raisin:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Orange:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Ginger:
Mint:
Nuts:
Peat Smoke:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Grape:
Lemon:
Malt:
Tasting
Sweet:
Sherry:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Oak:
Zitrus:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Oil:
Raisin:
Herb:
Ginger:
Honey:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Chili:
Clove:
Green Apple:
Lime:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Salt:
Walnut:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Dark Chocolate:
Oak:
Sherry:
Spices:
Sweet:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Honey:
Pepper:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:

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31. Jul 2020
Nosing: SherryRaisinNutsOrange
Intense big hit of sherry and raisins. Mixed nuts, orange peel. Fresh apricot. Intensely aromatic.

Taste: Dried FruitZitrusOakPepper
Sweet to balanced arrival. Where the nose is more fresh fruit, this has a lot more dried fruit character. Sultanas, dried apricot, dried citrus fruit (lime?). There's an immediate oak spiciness which builds over time that has a peppery character.

Finish: OakDried FruitPepperHerbs
Medium to long. Dark dried fruit and dark chocolate. There's something a bit herbal in there too like bay leaf maybe. Relatively dry finish

Comment:
This is a really good example of an older sherry finished malt. The nose is beautiful. The palate is intense and layered. The finish is good, maybe not as good as the nose and palate, but is still characterful and interesting. One thing that sticks out is that for 18 years, it's still quite a lively tasting whisky. Normally by this age things are starting to lose their vibrancy a little, but here it is still definitely present. Shows best with a good drop of water. Definitely a buy.


87/100
15. Mar 2018
Nosing: :SherryHoney

Taste: SherrySpicesDark Chocolate

Finish: SpicesOak

Comment: A softer 18 year old but with some character.
robh3fan
10. Feb 2019
Zapala_86
15. Feb 2018
Nosing: for a start, sweetness, fruit, very intense aroma, no striking alcohol, mild, Sherry elements appear, we get a lot of dried fruit, nice cherries, raisins, dark chocolate, notes of oak and caramel begin to appear. I gave her time in a glass, let her sit in it, the effects are more and more interesting. Honey appears, it becomes slightly buttery, you can feel pralines, nuts, baked apples, oranges, dark grapes and spices, including cinnamon and ginger. I find a note of lemongrass. Complex and rich aroma changing during the time it stay in a glass.

Taste: the first impact is - intense honey and raisins, further fruits, cherries, raspberries, oily and malty whisky, a dried plum appears, followed by a bit of oak, ginger and cloves. Chocolate and walnuts are still present. The initial sweetness becomes slightly dry.

Finish: warming, long, chocolate-fruity, slightly dry and spicy

Comment: A great and complex smell, a taste to which I cannot have any complain, finish is the right length, whisky is very well matured. Personally, I like it very much, perfect for autumn evenings, Christmas family gatherings or sipping for pure relaxation. As you will have the opportunity to try it, maybe you will not share my opinion, but the chance that you like it, in my opinion is quite possible
08. Mar 2019
Whiskyhobbit
06. Apr 2017
El_Bastardo
07. Jun 2017
Hans-Juergen-K.
20. Jun 2017
MADNES82
20. Jun 2017
Marko_I
23. Oct 2017