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Tomatin 21 Years Old 1988 Tasting notes and reviews

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Tomatin 21 Years Old 1988

Brand
Tomatin
Expression
21 Years Old 1988
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
52.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Tomatin Distillery
Region
Highland
Availability
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Martine Nouet

70
Nose
Woody. Earthy. Like walking in a forest on a damp and dricht day. A touch of mushroom. Difficult to go behind the wood screen. Touch of dry fruit. Apricot. Gets more lively when aerated. Sour cider apples.
Palate
A very short sweet start then a full blast of bitterness. Wood rules the palate. Tastes old, too old…
Finish
Crisp, dry, bitter.
Comment
The cask has left a dour print on this whisky. Too grumpy for me.

Rob Allanson

79
Nose
Mossy and damp. Like opening a dunnage warehouse. Sharp fruit, like pickled apricot and peach.
Palate
Sweetness opens then the wood follows. That spiced peach element finishes off the gentle assault.
Finish
Short and sweet.
Comment
A little bitter and nearly balanced. Still a warming dram.
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