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Tomatin 18 Year Old Sherry Cask

(70cl, 46%)

Tomatin 18 Year Old Sherry Cask
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Tomatin 18 Bottling Note

An 18 year old from the Tomatin distillery, finished in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is quite punchy and of good body. There are notes of chewy grape and sultana with winter spice; cloves and cinnamon. There are notes of vanilla fudge and a most supple of smokes, weaving gracefully in cut grasses and apple peels. The palate is quite sweet and full. There are notes of barley sugar and honeycomb. Hints of chocolate orange and cocoa dusted liberally on a toasty oak. The finish is long and powerful with a dry, chewy oak and a touch of pepper.

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User Reviews of the Tomatin 18 Year Old Sherry Cask

A must to buy

Wonderful "simple" taste. Much enjoyed cask strength on chilled whisky stones as not to dilute. Need a second dram !

28th January 2017

18 years? Really?!?

By far the worst whisky i have ever tried. It's just booze, no more. Water does not help, there's just nothing there. If i feel like making an irish coffee this is what i'll use, so there's that at least...

2nd December 2016

Better on the rocks than neat...

Neat I felt this whisky was underwhelming. But on the rocks it seemed to perform better on the palate, with a pronounced flavor of rubbery apples, followed by honeyed toffee and a long finish. Sometimes one is in the mood for something pretty normal tasting and this could fit that sort of mood. Green apple often seems trite in a whisky, but this one is ok.

15th September 2016


I didn't get much out of this at all. Nothing near the MoM notes. Oak is the primary constituent. Additionally there's some bacon grease, a touch of cardboard, and perhaps some vanilla if you want to stretch it. That's not to say I *dislike* it: it's still very drinkable and the maturity is legit. It's interesting in its own way. It's also NCF, and bottled at 46% ABV, both nice touches. And it's certainly one of the most affordable 18 year scotches on the market. Nonetheless the profile to me was fairly underwhelming. YMMV.

15th April 2016


Clean and smooth, a bit of bite

25th December 2015

Motor City Whiskey Girl

Pungent nose. Mellows nicely in the glass. Harsh initally, but finishes sweet. Toffee comes to mind and stays in my mouth. I like it. Gentle tongue tingle. Hint of smoke.

25th December 2015

Love this whisky

This one took a bit of time for me... if I'd written this review after the first dram it might have been a slightly lower score. However, I love this whisky. Nice mix of complexity and easy to drink. I also found it paired really well with a nice steak dinner... so that helps.

6th November 2015

How can anyone be so negative about this?

Truly amazing whisky. Not as "in your face" as some other (highland) whiskies are, but definitely worth buying. Opens up on a drop of water (no ice please) and then this whisky gives wonderful aromas of red fruit, (mainly raspberry and blackberry). On the palate this one has an abundance of sweetness. While not everyone will love this, I certainly do! superb dram which needs time to show it's true potential.

4th August 2015

So good!

What a wonderful whisky this is. I have to admit that I never have been a fan of Tomatin, but when I tried this one I was totally astonished! A super sherry whisky that is complex and very nice. Try it - you will not be disappointed!!!

10th July 2015

This is a lovely malt

Was given this by my son as I mentioned in passing I would like to try his 'local' malt next time I'm up. It's a truly fine whisky. I know there are lots to choose from but this is one of my favourites.

29th June 2015

Not very good

nose is not inviting. cask strength needs ice and water to dilute the harsh bite. this is not complex or smooth. not for me. I prefer complex layered stuff. glenmorangie Tusail and lasanta beat this

28th June 2015

You gotta be kidding!

Compared to Glenfarclas 12, or any age, or Aberlour 12, this is rotgut! The nose, to me anyway, is chemically and the palate is has too much alcohol burn to enjoy neat. Glenfarclas and Aberlour are far better whiskeys at a far lower price! I'm sorry I wasted my money on this crap!

2nd April 2015

Korean Pork Belly

Maybe odd to note, but this reminds me of a terrific local Korean restaurant's pork belly dinner. There's probably a good word for melt-in-your-mouth bacony hammy fatty goodness; I think I've seen Anthony Bourdain come up with several. But lacking one, *that*. This whisky is just fatty, robust, and melts in your mouth (granted it starts as a liquid so...). One of my favorites.

28th December 2014

Non Chill Filtered

Right there on the bottle "non-chill filtered", surprised MOM doesn't highlight that. This is pretty great, all the fatty stuff from the non-chill filtration and a good chocolate essence all the way through. Very similar to 18's from Aberlour and Auchentoshan, but I'll give it the extra star for ncf and the extra 3% abv.

29th September 2014

Complex and Cheap - A Real Bargain!

This can be found stateside for around $55. For a complex, good tasting scotch, that is a steal. Try it neat, and then with some water. Snatch this up, you will not be disappointed.

4th July 2014

Subtle But Brilliant

We live in a very unsubtle time, where instant gratification is demanded on all fronts. In the world of whisky, this is reflected in the prominence of whiskies such as most of the Islays that immediately grab you by the throat and seize your attention. While I love Islay whiskies too, it is too bad that whiskies of a more subdued mien such as this one are overlooked. Tomatin is not a sexy name or a distillery with a hot reputation, but it produces excellent whiskies, and this is probably the best of the batch. Somewhat cloaked and shy on the nose, but the palate picks up steam, and the finish lingers long and sweet. And the price is great too. So, give this one a chance, you peatheads, and you might be surprised.

22nd March 2014


Was at the liquor store and saw this 18 yr old bottle prices at $54.99 (same as the Laddie10), and thought to give it a shot. Had my bother and three of my mates over. Cracked it open and I was VERY pleased. Maybe I set my expectations low given the price, but it nailed it. The first sip is a bit harsh in the front, but the flavors on the pallet and the aftertaste just kept better and smoother. We ended up drinking the whole bottle. I never thought that the first phrase I use to describe an 18 yr old is BEST VALUE, but this one nailed it for sure. Tried on the rocks, and it is not nearly as flavorful as neat + stones.

3rd February 2014

Why pay more

Tasted this very fine dram at the distillery priced at £59.00 then bought from masters of malt instead.

13th June 2013

Neil MacKinnon

An excellent clean tasting whisky has got alot of good flavours coming through with a subtle smokiness just coming through, ticks all the boxes.

29th November 2012

Neil MacKinnon

An excellent clean tasting whisky has got alot of good flavours coming through with a subtle smokiness just coming through, ticks all the boxes.

29th November 2012

mr simon baxter

tomatin 18 year old, a bottle bought to be enjoyed by yourself.well worth travelling the 500 miles for to the distillery.

2nd February 2012

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