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Tomatin, Inverness-shire, IV13 7YT, Scotland
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A distillery well off the beaten track (Tomatin)
Our mystery visitor made the long trek to Tomatin and found a distillery not geared up for the tourist or casual visitor
November 2004, Issue 44, page 17
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Tomatin: The Sleeping Giant
Single malt unleashed at Tomatin
March 2015, Issue 126, page 54
Antiquary 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Feminine. Elegant. Having talked myself into an oriental mind-set, I begin to wonder whether this whisky would accompany some Asian dishes.
Antiquary 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Robust, hearty, embracing. Not much subtlety, but it knows its own mind. Very enjoyable. I imagine this with a decadent meal in Tangier.
Antiquary 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% An excellent (and sadly overlooked) blend.
Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.50% 8 Now, that's a chunky, coffeed malt. Who needs a breakfast coffee when you can have this?
Cù Bòcan Cherry Cask
- Scotland - 46.00% 8 Lovely nose. The oak has its wicked way with the palate.
Cù Bòcan Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Has a Highland distillery dabbled in triple distillation? Either way it's a fabulous whisky!
Mackillop's Choice Tomatin 1975, Cask 4
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20% 7 Perhaps because the distillery was built to make quantity, as a filler, the industry seems universally – but unfairly – to deny the possibility of Tomatin making a truly interesting single. I coul...
Old Malt Cask Tomatin
- Scotland - 50.00% 7 Lovely. Has retained freshness (or taken a long time to get here.
Scott's Selection Tomatin 1988 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60% 7 A dram which needs time to open. Good balance, some complexity and firm body.
Scott's Selection Tomatin 1993
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00% 7 Quite a limited palate, but really pleasant enough.
The Antiquary 35 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 46.00% 9 I need a big cigar, my slippers and a leather armchair next to a roaring fire to appreciate this!
The Antiquary 1977 Rare Old Blended
- Scotland - 46.00% 7 Great balance and a real surprise in the mouth...and it's green.
Tomatin 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Simple and straight forward but well composed and enjoyable. A reliable, solid, malt. I always enjoy it.
Tomatin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 More delicate than I remember.
Tomatin 12 Years Old, 1997 Single Cask #4326
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10% 7 Lovely texture. The nose is a bit shy, the palate more expressive. Very correct but not terribly exciting.
Tomatin 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Robust enough to hold its own after a lavish dessert – a choice worth considering if holding a little evening soirée.
Tomatin 15 Years OId
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 3 Nothing wrong but surprisingly, nothing exciting. Because it is unidimensional maybe. You are expecting another aromatic layer and it does not come.
Tomatin 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 6 Lacks balance.
Tomatin 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 The nose is appealing but the sherry makes the palate a bit dour. Would certainly warm you up on a frosty morning.
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.20% 7 High maintenance. Beneath that sleek exterior beats a hard, one dimensional heart.
Tomatin 1967 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.90% 8 A fantastic mature dram. A revelation.
Tomatin 1976 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.30% 8 Real character and finesse.
- Scotland - 22.00% 7 Maybe lacks the extra spark that makes it complex but a delicious sweet dram nonetheless
Tomatin 1999 Tempranillo Single Cask #29457
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10% 6 The musty/butyric note exacerbated by the alcoholic bite, does not make an appealing concoction.
Tomatin 21 Years Old 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00% 7 The cask has left a dour print on this whisky. Too grumpy for me.
Tomatin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Reminds of an Irish whiskey! So much exotic fruit and flowering currant. A big character. Not on the sweet side. Which is not a defect.
Tomatin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Whisky of the month, by a slender margin. This is refined and just the right age. A good eye (and palate) put this beauty together.
Tomatin 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Elegant, intricate and enticing. Mozart with the depth of Beethoven and the agile touch of Liszt?
Tomatin 36 Years Old Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 9 A magical mix of Bourbon and sherry matured spirit.
Tomatin Cask Strength Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50% 7 It has its plus points and its minus points. I would avoid diluting it though!
Tomatin Cù Bòcan, 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.20% 8 Rather delicious. A good, strong peaty offering with real personality.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A well balanced dram. With a good malty heart.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 3 A surprising dram. There is plenty of fruit but also, a spirit feel although it is not strong. Just as the cask had not given much. But the colour is not pale… Well? It tastes young anyway.
Tomatin Tempranillo & Bourbon Matured 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00% 7 The nose is slightly austere but the palate delivers rich fruity flavours elegantly framed by oak.