Tomatin 12 Year Old

Tomatin 12 Year Old

(0.7l, 43%)


7.1/10
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Sweet and awarded Highlander.

Not far from Inverness, there's a small village of Tomatin. The name means "hill of juniper" in Gaelic and has nothing to do with tomatoes. Rumor has it, Whisky has been made here since the 1500s, but the establishment called Tomatin Spey Distillery was founded in 1897. In mid-Eighties, it was bought by Takara Shuzo and in 1987, it was known as the largest malt distillery in Scotland. They mostly make blended Whiskies (such as Talisman and Antiquary) and in 2014, they updated the previous 12YO expression and created this beauty.

Now, it's bottled at 43% ABV instead of 40%. The Spirit spent over a decade in ex-Bourbon barrels, before it received a lovely Oloroso Sherry finish. Its smoothness, subtlety and creaminess brought this Scotch a bunch of awards, including the Double Gold at 2019 San Francisco WSC and 91.5 points from Jim Murray. It's a refreshing and rich release every malt-head should try.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    ex-Bourbon barrels

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honey
citrus
caramel
sweet
sherry
cinnamon
green apple
fruit
nutmeg
What does Tomatin 12 Year Old taste like?

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruity and spicy nose with notes of cinnamon, green apple and nutmeg.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Honey-forward palate with hints of citrus, caramel and sherry. Quite sweet, too.

Finish
Short finish with a Sherry and Rye outro.
Ratings & Reviews
Dustin
Dustin,
My daily sipper. Price v. Taste, the best around.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smooth. Not much complexity. Wish it was a little smokier. Good entry scotch though.
 
guest
guest,
Richly sherried on the nose, with a fruity and oaky tone blasting out of the glass. A bit overwhelming in caramel, vanilla, and woody flavours, with a minimal finish and little complexity. Not a bad intro scotch though.
 
Jason
Jason,
Very smooth with a subtle sweet flavor. Good apple taste with a little caramel. Very enjoyable.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and sweeter than used to for a single malt scotch. Good luck at end. Thicker consistency. Overall pleasant.
 
Gašper
Gašper,
Ok nothing special
 
Vera
Vera,
Very smooth!
 
guest
guest,
Superb Whisky and a great balance of casks.
 
Greg
Greg,
I agree with it being on the sweeter side. Pretty light on the peat. My wife is actually a big fan of this one, and she usually isn’t a scotch fan.
 
John
John,
It's a little on the sweater side very good to sip or I found that it goes great with Dr. Pepper.
 
guest
guest,
Honey, sweet, lingering aftertaste
 
Rodger
Rodger,
I toured the distillery in July of 2018. We bought a bottle after a tasting and loved it. The bouquet changes after the pour. I really notice the vanilla and then it changes to a carmel bouquet. It is a smooth drink with a pleasant finish. I shared a bottle with my family last weekend and they loved it.
 
Mariano
Mariano,
First highlander tasted so far. Nice and strong, but nothing else.
 
James
James,
A pleasant surprise. The apples are quite prominent, making for a pleasant aftertaste.
 
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