Subtle But Brilliant
Complex and Cheap - A Real Bargain!
Tomatin 18 Year Old
Non Chill Filtered
Korean Pork Belly
You gotta be kidding!
Awards for Tomatin 18
Best Single Malt Scotch 18 Years - 2015
International Whisky Competition
Highland Single Malt 13 to 20 Years - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Also from Tomatin Whisky Distillery
Not very good
An 18 year old from the Tomatin distillery, finished in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts.
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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.
This is a lovely malt
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Tasted this very fine dram at the distillery priced at £59.00 then bought from masters of malt instead.
An excellent clean tasting whisky has got alot of good flavours coming through with a subtle smokiness just coming through, ticks all the boxes.
tomatin 18 year old, a bottle bought to be enjoyed by yourself.well worth travelling the 500 miles for to the distillery.