Tomatin 12 Year Old
Sherry Finish

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Tomatin 12 Year Old / Sherry Finish
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A polished, mellow, very approachable Speysider, Tomatin was once the largest distillery in Scotland with 23 stills and a production capacity of 12 million 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.

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old
Cask Type
Sherry Finish

Tomatin 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by CLASS Magazine

    Clear, pale straw golden.

    Pita bread maltyness with white fruit, hints of subtle peatiness and floral honeysuckle.

    Toasted bread maltyness, succulent pear and crisp apple fruit with just enough charcoal and peaty smokiness and dry nutty wood.

    More dry nutty notes emerge with subtle lingring peat smoke. Wonderfully rounded and flavoursome.

    Diffordsguide Rating - 4.5/5

35 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    19 October 2018

    I started to drink Balvenie Doublewood about 25 years ago after being introduced to whiskey at a tasting event. Loved it then but the price has doubled since. Tomatin is my new favorite. Perfect combination of taste and affordability.

  • 5
    25 June 2018

    Mellow, drinkable and affordable. I’m not uaually into this level of sweetness but it’s a fruity, crisp tart apple type that was unexpectedly pleasent. A bit of peat and oak on the nose and a smooth finish. At this pricepoint, 5 stars no questions asked.

  • 5
    13 January 2018

    I'm no connoisseur, I just know this stuff is insanely smooth and very attractively priced. I'm usually a cocktails gal but enjoy sipping this neat

  • 5
    2 January 2018

    This is my favourite u will have to savor the moment and the price soooooo affordable.....

  • 5
    1 July 2017

    Excellent Whisky for the price. Very smooth

  • 4
    19 June 2017

    Great price for a single malt

  • 5
    17 June 2017

    I liked it a lot. It tastes a lot like Johnny Walker to me (Ten or Twelve year old). It had some good aging to it. Very decent Whiskey for the price. No problems here...Cheers!

  • 5
    20 January 2017

    This is a very good sipping whiskey I will not use to mix as that will devalue it I did not try or water with it so I cannot say if it improves it but I enjoyed it straight

  • 5
    1 September 2016

    Better than some scotches that are aged longer and more costly. Excellent value for such a fine 12 year, highly drinkable.

  • 5
    6 August 2016

    It has a wonderfully mellow and deep taste. Quite rich

  • 3
    26 July 2016

    Fair eroma, rather neutral to the nose. Smells like some cedar and light peat. Doesn't do much for me as a wow factor but could be an all night sort of dram. Its drinkability is high because there's no "bite" at the end or aftertaste. Price driven product.

  • 5
    8 June 2016

    This is a new scotch to me. Been drinking Highland scotches for over 30 years. This is more like a dessert scotch with the very smooth aftertaste. Very different & Pleasant change. Not my favorite but will be a regular.

  • 3
    20 February 2016

    This whisky does feel a bit immature, however I can't really complain based on the price. If you're looking for a nice daily drink that doesn't break the bank, then this is an option. I would add a bit of water to open it up a bit, as I am sure you will agree. Although this offering won't blow you away, it won't offend you either. If you have some extra money lying around, and you want to explore, this is a good try. I would purchase this whisky again in the future.

  • 5
    21 January 2016

    I had a great first bottle! This brand was unknown to me, despite their long heritage. Tastes 3x the price. Or more.

  • 5
    24 December 2015

    Excellent for the money

  • 4
    23 December 2015

    I enjoy Tomatin. Very flavorful, and fruit notes. It is my daily drink as well.

  • 5
    15 November 2015

    Malty honey sweetness with a hint of fruit in the nose. Clean pleasant finish. Great introductory scotch, and a bargain for those who want a good quality malt at a great price. My daily drink.

  • 3
    31 October 2015

    I agree with the last entry. This is a fantastic mixer. I will always have it on hand for mixing. Ideal with Drambuie & cola. I am not fond of it on its own.

  • 3
    31 October 2015

    Saw this on a shelf of a store while traveling. 12 year single malt for this price? Yes, please! But after trying, it tastes like a much more immature scotch... basically a somewhat nicer but more costly Famous Grouse. It strangely sits between being a premium mixer and just ok on its own. Everything about the taste just misses for me and there''s much better whiskey choices in this price range. It''s worth a try but it just doesn''t have anything to make it a go-to sipper.

  • 4
    2 September 2015

    I''ve tried a fair amount of whiskey and this is a pretty good and for $the price it has a lot to offer. It is sweet, slightly peaty and nutty. I''d be hard pressed to find a better value out there. Good scotch just doesn''t get much cheaper.

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