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Drink Review: Tomatin 12 Year Old

A 2016 replacement for the previous sherry-finished expression, this Tomatin 12 Year Old has been aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. The result is a sweet whisky with notes of apples, citrus and sweet spice.

Tomatin 12 Year Old Review:

NOSE

Apples, nuts, vanilla and a light sherry sweetness. An obvious sherry character with just a hint of sweetness.

PALATE

Apples, sherry sweetness and more apples. Some light sherry and cinnamon, some nutty malt and a light hint of vanilla.

FINISH

Long fade of apples, sherry sweetness & malt.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL

Just barely on the dry side with a medium body. Medium weight and smooth.

OVERALL

Tomatin 12 Year Old is one of the few Tomatin’s I’ve checked out. It’s certainly no stranger than many of the classic Speyside offerings.

The Tomatin 12 is a sherry-finished whisky that sports a decent nose that’s a bit unwieldy. The whisky lingers strong on the palate delivering sherry sweetness, some fruits and the occasional nutty note. The finish while long is a little less complex with some heavier notes showing up after some time in the glass.

Not what I thought it would be, but enjoyable none the less. A pleasant sherry finish.

SCORE: 83/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Sweet malt, baked biscuits, subtle sweetness and an almost floral character.

Palate: Sweet malt, baked treats, light spices and a light toffee finish.

Finish: Similar make up, with a ginger candy finish.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL: Med-light. Medium body.

OVERALL: Basically the same notes I got from the 46-year old. Spicy, but is clearly sherry dominant.

SCORE: 85/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Citrus, orange peel, toffee and light glimmer of pear.

Palate: Citrus and red berries highlighted by toffee and malt. Some spices like cloves join the mix too.

Finish: Red peapods, sweet malt and just a hint of smoke.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Earthy, nutty and a little smoky.

Palate: More earthy, nutty and a little smoky. More like a young malt.

Finish: There’s a bit of a drying aftertaste, and a touch of tobacco.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Pizza, dough and a slight metallic note.

PALATE: Sweet hops on the nose, followed by cabbage and some malt.

FINISH: Not to much to add here. Sweet malt & hops and a slight metallic after taste.

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Juicy oranges and tangerines with a slight metallic note.

Palate: Juicy oranges and tangerines with a slight metallic note.

Finish: Orange peel, fresh oranges and a slight metallic aftertaste.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Sweet citrus, caramel, vanilla and some light vegetal notes.

Palate: Would be considered medium sweet with more caramel, citrus and some malt.

Finish: Sweet malt, caramel and some fruits and a hint of spiciness.

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Lovely floral notes, with a touch of tropical orchard fruit.

Palate: Floral oak and fruit sweetness. Still a lot of the orchard fruit.

Finish: More floral notes, a touch of citrus and some spice.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old has some really nice notes at the beginning, but then pretty much falls flat. I like the nose, and the sweetness at the end, but it’s pretty boring in the middle. I’d recommend it to fan of sweet Scotches, but not the ones who enjoy them to a depth.

SCORE: 84/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old:

Nose: Sweet, caramel and malt.

Palate: Sweetness, caramel and malt.

Finish: Some lighter notes at the end.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Sweet malts, some apples and light citrus fruits.

Palate: Some malts, apples and lemon sweets.

Finish: Agreeable, more like an old malt in the end.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Apples, orange zest and sherry.

Palate: Light, floral sherry with apple notes.

Finish: Medium, floral sherry with some apples.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Sweet malt and a hint of molasses.

Palate: Sweet malt and sherry.

Finish: Orange, cherry and some light malt.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Orange zest, orchard fruits, some sherry influence and a little wood.

Palate: Pretty light and sweet, Apple, sherry and some wood.

Finish: Pear, wood and a slight metallic sherry aftertaste.

SCORE: 87/100

A 2016 replacement for the previous sherry-finished expression, this Tomatin 12 Year Old has been aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. The result is a sweet whisky with notes of apples, citrus and sweet spice.

Tomatin Review:

NOSE

Apples, nuts, vanilla and a light sherry sweetness. An obvious sherry character with just a hint of sweetness.

PALATE

Apples, sherry sweetness and more apples. Some light sherry and cinnamon, some nutty malt and a light hint of vanilla.

FINISH

Long fade of apples, sherry sweetness & malt.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL

Just barely on the dry side with a medium body. Medium weight and smooth.

OVERALL

Tomatin 12 Year Old is one of the few Tomatin’s I’ve checked out. It’s certainly no stranger than many of the classic Speyside offerings.

The Tomatin 12 is a sherry-finished whisky that sports a decent nose that’s a bit unwieldy. The whisky lingers strong on the palate delivering sherry sweetness, some fruits and the occasional nutty note. The finish while long is a little less complex with some heavier notes showing up after some time in the glass.

Not what I thought it would be, but enjoyable none the less. A pleasant sherry finish.

SCORE: 83/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Sweet malt, baked biscuits, subtle sweetness and an almost floral character.

Palate: Sweet malt, baked treats, light spices and a light toffee finish.

Finish: Similar make up, with a ginger candy finish.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL: Med-light. Medium body.

OVERALL: Basically the same notes I got from the 46-year old. Spicy, but is clearly sherry dominant.

SCORE: 85/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Citrus, orange peel, toffee and light glimmer of pear.

Palate: Citrus and red berries highlighted by toffee and malt. Some spices like cloves join the mix too.

Finish: Red peapods, sweet malt and just a hint of smoke.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Earthy, nutty and a little smoky.

Palate: More earthy, nutty and a little smoky. More like a young malt.

Finish: There’s a bit of a drying aftertaste, and a touch of tobacco.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Pizza, dough and a slight metallic note.

PALATE: Sweet hops on the nose, followed by cabbage and some malt.

FINISH: Not to much to add here. Sweet malt & hops and a slight metallic after taste.

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Juicy oranges and tangerines with a slight metallic note.

Palate: Juicy oranges and tangerines with a slight metallic note.

Finish: Orange peel, fresh oranges and a slight metallic aftertaste.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Sweet citrus, caramel, vanilla and some light vegetal notes.

Palate: Would be considered medium sweet with more caramel, citrus and some malt.

Finish: Sweet malt, caramel and some fruits and a hint of spiciness.

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Lovely floral notes, with a touch of tropical orchard fruit.

Palate: Floral oak and fruit sweetness. Still a lot of the orchard fruit.

Finish: More floral notes, a touch of citrus and some spice.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old has some really nice notes at the beginning, but then pretty much falls flat. I like the nose, and the sweetness at the end, but it’s pretty boring in the middle. I’d recommend it to fan of sweet Scotches, but not the ones who enjoy them to a depth.

SCORE: 84/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old:

Nose: Sweet, caramel and malt.

Palate: Sweetness, caramel and malt.

Finish: Some lighter notes at the end.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Sweet malts, some apples and light citrus fruits.

Palate: Some malts, apples and lemon sweets.

Finish: Agreeable, more like an old malt in the end.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Apples, orange zest and sherry.

Palate: Light, floral sherry with apple notes.

Finish: Medium, floral sherry with some apples.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Sweet malt and a hint of molasses.

Palate: Sweet malt and sherry.

Finish: Orange, cherry and some light malt.

SCORE: 86/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Orange zest, orchard fruits, some sherry influence and a little wood.

Palate: Pretty light and sweet, Apple, sherry and some wood.

Finish: Pear, wood and a slight metallic sherry aftertaste.

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin 12 YO

Nose: Sweet and fruity

Palate: Nuts, sweet fruity notes, light molasses and a slight nuttiness

Finish: Sherry, Apricot and a slight aftertaste of Apple

SCORE: 87.5/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old

Nose: Slight sweetness, caramel and sherry

Palate: Sweet caramel, fudge and sherry

Finish: Sweet sherry, nuts and caramel

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Fruity and slightly floral

Palate: Floral notes, sweet caramel and some citrus

Finish: Earthy and slightly light

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Lemon, cooked fruit and a touch smoky

Palate: Light fruit, but a little grassy and a hint of malty

Finish: Lightly earthy and a pleasant fruity finish

SCORE: 87.5/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old

Nose: Floral notes, sweetness, and light wood

Palate: Sweet, earthy notes, earthy, spicy finish

Finish: Light woody notes and a slightly acid finish

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old

Nose: Sweet and fruity

Palate: Nuts, sweet fruity notes, light molasses and a slight nuttiness

Finish: Sherry, Apricot and a slight aftertaste of Apple

SCORE: 87.5/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old

Nose: Slight sweetness, caramel and sherry

Palate: Sweet caramel, fudge and sherry

Finish: Sweet sherry, nuts and caramel

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Fruity and slightly floral

Palate: Floral notes, sweet caramel and some citrus

Finish: Earthy and slightly light

SCORE: 87/100

Tomatin Review:

Nose: Lemon, cooked fruit and a touch smoky

Palate: Light fruit, but a little grassy and a hint of malty

Finish: Lightly earthy and a pleasant fruity finish

SCORE: 87.5/100

Tomatin 12 Year Old

Nose: Floral notes, sweetness, and light wood

Palate: Sweet, earthy notes, earthy, spicy finish

Finish: Light woody notes and a slightly acid finish

SCORE: 87/100

Written by Mark Adams

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