A polished, mellow, very approachable Speysider, Tomatin was once the largest distillery in Scotland with 23 stills and a production capacity of 12 milllion litres of alcohol per year. These days capacity is down to 5 million litres, the majority of which goes into the delicious Antiquary blend. This sherry-finished version was relaunched in 2010 and is a noticeable improvement on the old 12yo.
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CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingAge12 Year OldCask TypeSherry Finish
Aroma Pita bread maltyness with white fruit, hints of subtle peatiness and floral honeysuckle.
Taste Toasted bread maltyness, succulent pear and crisp apple fruit with just enough charcoal and peaty smokiness and dry nutty wood.
Aftertaste More dry nutty notes emerge with subtle lingring peat smoke. Wonderfully rounded and flavoursome.
Diffordsguide Rating - 4.5/5
Customer Reviews: (7 reviews)
The tasting notes above are accurate, but I found this one a little out of balance: too much of that "bread maltyness" in the nose.
Also maybe its because im used to drinking Laphroaig but I cant taste any peat in this.
Not a bad dram but not something I would buy again. Tasting the 15 next (i got the sample pack).
- Equity, 16th February
OK, fair play Jimbo.
- Alan Muhammed, 2nd Feb '11
Alan, that would imply that it is a mix of bourbon matured and sherry matured whisky, which is not the case. This is bourbon-matured whisky which has been re-racked into sherry casks for a finishing period. So to call it a sherry finish is correct.
- Jimbo, 24th Jan '11
Great whisky - I'd correct the details on the side where it says 'Cask Type' - it actually is both Sherry and Bourbon casks which really makes a huge difference.
- Alan Muhammed, 23rd Jan '11
- Pete Smith, 11th Mar '10
I am an Australian who was travelling through Scotland a few years ago. I am so happy to have just found this site where I can order a bottle and rediscover what good scotish whiskey is all about. Introduced to me originally by a true Scotsman, Tomatin has always left me with a very fond and memorable experience. A pure pleasure!!
- David Harland, 22nd Dec '09
I had a bottle bought me as a wedding gift and was consumed with pleasure.... smooth enough for a single malt beginner or the experienced malt drinker
- anonymous, 1st Dec '09
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