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Tomatin 12 Year Old (40%)

(70cl, 40%)

Tomatin 12 Year Old (40%)

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Tomatin 12 (40%) Bottling Note

This 12 year old was released in late 2003 to replace the 10 year old. A medium-bodied single malt from the Tomatin distillery.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Medium-bodied and well-balanced. There are notes of toasted cereals and barley. Hints of winter spice and buttery pepper emanating from the toasty oak. Hints of dark sugar and cut flowers with a note of malt extract, rum and apple peel.

Palate: Good body and quite sweet. There are notes of fudge and dark sugar, winter spice and a touch of vinosity, notes of toffee apple and Bramley peel with notes of dried herbs.

Finish: Good length with notes of boiled sweets and fruity sweetness.

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Tomatin 12 Year Old (40%) Reviews

For the Price, You Can Easily Do Worse

I drink low-to midrange single malts regularly, and keep the Magellan 18 y.o. and whanot for special occasions. My favorite will always be Glenfiddich 15 y.o., but this Scotch ranks with a good batch of Glenmorange Quinta Rubin for $10 less.

15th October 2016

Too sharp

For a 12 year old, this is motivated smooth. Too high alcohol content. Th

19th February 2016

A nice 12 year old

I've tasted many Scotches in the US and Scotland and for a 12 yr Highland malt it's flavorful and reasonably priced. It's a Highland having more Christmas spice and less fruit flavors as found in a Speyside. I get lots of toasty barley and brown sugar with a long spicy finish. On the nose there is vanilla and Carmel. I'm thankful the Japanese saved this distillary. This is a great buy and change of pace from other 12 year olds. Add it to your collection.

15th January 2016

Not as good as I hoped...

Saw this on a shelf of a store while traveling. 12 year single malt for $30? Yes, please! But after trying, it tastes like a much more immature scotch... basically a somewhat nicer but more costly Famous Grouse. It strangely sits between being a premium mixer and just ok on its own. Everything about the taste just misses for me and there's much better whiskey choices in this price range. It's worth a try but it just doesn't have anything to make it a go-to sipper.

31st October 2015

Nice malt and a great price.

I'm not sure why the reviews are so polarized on this whisky. Yes, it tastes volume produced (and Tomatin is a large volume distillery) but it's 'good quality' volume produced, if you know what I mean. Nicely rich and malty, supple texture and relatively full bodied for $27 a bottle. I would rate this better than any other in its price range, including Speyburn 10.

14th August 2015

loved it

I found this just to my palate. Smooth and light, with a subtle aftertaste of the mountain peats and streams. I'm English......but this stuff certainly did the trick for me. Sang old scottish battle songs and laments all the way home. I do have Cameron ancestry.Lovely stuff.......I shall be seeking it out.

18th July 2015

Thumbs up

actually like the dualchas better...

9th July 2015

Not bad

Not Glenlivet...but not bad.

16th May 2015

If you like Glenmorangie Original dont bother

Opened a bottle today. Reminded me of Glenfiddich. Had that sweetness that isnt quite sherry. Dont know how to describe it. Not good. Suffice it to say, disappointing. Doesn't compare to my inexpensive Highland standby, Glenmorangie Original.

19th April 2015

The Price is Nice

Smooth barley malt whisky with some light fruit notes of pear, apple and lemon. Some alcohol harshness is noticed on the first pour here as well: give this one some time to open up. Taste is much like the nose, clean barley malt sugars and light fruitiness with a lovely sherry note. Finish is clean and sweet. A good all-around single malt equally suited to sipping or mixing at a great price. If you like sherried whisky or budget single malts like Speyburn 10, try this. 3.5 stars.

20th March 2015

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