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Tomatin 18 Year Old Sherry Cask

(70cl, 46%)

Tomatin 18 Year Old Sherry Cask

Tomatin 18yo Sherry Cask 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 toasty oak. The finish is long and powerful with a dry, chewy oak and a touch of pepper.

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Tomatin 18 Year Old Sherry Cask Reviews

Rich and full of flavour

This is one of the best from Tomatin, it is complex and full of rich, fairly sweet flavour with subtle spice and oak. It has a nice mouthfeel. First pour needs a few minutes to breathe.

3rd September 2020

Top class single malt - Highly recommended

Exceptional quality whisky. Surprised to see some negative reviews, Do not trust the negative reviews.

5th August 2020

One of my favourites

I always enjoy drinking this whisky and make sure that I keep one in my stock. The sherry notes are perfect for me. If you enjoy sherry whisky,give this one a chance. You won’t be disappointed.

29th May 2020

Smooth and soft taste

Amazing taste , you can’t taste the alcohol in this if you take the 14 year old there is a strong alcoholic tast to it...
the 18y Has a smooth and soft taste

23rd May 2020

Excellent 18yo

Picked up a bottle for $100 after reading reviews. Being the only 18 ive had except JW Platinum and Chivas 18. I was suprised at how much better it was then the 12yo Tomatin. On the palate i get a dark caramel note with spiced oak in the background. Touch of citrus comes through at the end. Finish is long with more spices and honey at the end. All and all i was very happy with it and would recommend to anyone who likes a rich complex scotch. Not as smooth as a Glenfarclas 21 but much more flavor to offer.

23rd April 2020

Excellent especially for the price point

Love this one, I find it Exactly comparable to the Glenfiddich 18, but with a better finish for half the price. I pay $73 with tax in New Jersey. 46% abv is also a huge plus.

1st March 2020


very good whisky and at a good price. will defo buy again!

1st February 2020

Congratulations on a job well done

This is one of the most flavourful and pleasant tasting scothches I've had in quite some time. The perfect combination of peat and barley.

22nd June 2019

Amazing Scotch, let it breathe a little water and a couple of minutes to wake up, and soft but with lots of personality, amazing for its price or should I say unbelievable.

19th December 2018

Buy it

Wonderful. Great body and mouthfeel. Nose is warm and inviting. Palate is rich and satisfying. Finish lasts. Excellent sherry depth. Not quite as good as Mac 18 but it’s 1/3 the cost

12th October 2018

Treat yourself. Smell it drink it slowly and enjoy living

Loved it first time at friend’s house. Bit expensive at LCBO $147 but you live once. Lovely sherry smell and taste with delightful after taste. Not sure what the people on here normally drink and have this a 1/5 (although all Scotch is to a person’s liking) but it’s a 100% for me

13th September 2018

Well-made whisky

Tried this at a tasting in Inverarey...was the star of the show for me. Well-balanced, no harshness at all, flavours of dried fruit, honey, toffee, vanilla and then a lingering aftertaste that included an absolutely unmistakable hit of Granny Smith apple. A good-value addition to the collection.

12th May 2018

Fantastic whisky

Tomatin 18 yo Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish 46% vol.

Non-chill filtered, natural colour, final maturation in Oloroso Sherry Butts, fully matured whisky from Tomatin. Pleasant bottle design, a great wooden stopper with carved boar. Everything looks elegant and modern. How does the bottle content turn out? I was surprised.

Nose: for a start, sweetness, fruit, very intense aroma, no striking alcohol, mild, Sherry elements appear, we get a lot of dried fruit, nice cherries, raisins, dark chocolate, notes of oak and caramel begin to appear. I gave her time in a glass, let her sit in it, the effects are more and more interesting. Honey appears, it becomes slightly buttery, you can feel pralines, nuts, baked apples, oranges, dark grapes and spices, including cinnamon and ginger. I find a note of lemongrass. Complex and rich aroma changing during the time it stay in a glass.

Taste: the first impact is - intense honey and raisins, further fruits, cherries, raspberries, oily and malty whisky, a dried plum appears, followed by a bit of oak, ginger and cloves. Chocolate and walnuts are still present. The initial sweetness becomes slightly dry.

Finish: warming, long, chocolate-fruity, slightly dry and spicy

A great and complex smell, a taste to which I cannot have any complain, finish is the right length, whisky is very well matured. Personally, I like it very much, perfect for autumn evenings, Christmas family gatherings or sipping for pure relaxation. As you will have the opportunity to try it, maybe you will not share my opinion, but the chance that you like it, in my opinion is quite possible😊

15th February 2018

One of my favorites

Great whisky! Warming in the winter with soft spicy notes on the finish. Get some now!! Great value

10th February 2018

The old bottling is a fine wiskey

I believe there is a difference between the old bottling which was amazing and the new which is a different whiskey. Had a bottle of the old one closed.

28th January 2018

Not very good

Smooth, good flavors up front, very mature, but the finish ruined this drink, I am positive I taste ammonia/cat piss. I'm pretty sure one of the barn cats at the distillery pissed on my barrel. Would not recommend my bottle to anyone; will drink it with my enemies, may be a quality control issue.

17th September 2017

Not even close to some 12 year olds

Some BS!!!!! Only time I'll ever buy this again is at clearance sale!

5th July 2017

Pleasantly Surprised

SO I was hesitant to pick up this bottle. A friend had suggested, but the reviews were not inspiring. I am glad I bought it! At first blush, this dram is not "in you face" exciting. But there is a complexity that is worth a second tasting. Sweet oak and honey, the flavors are light, but balanced and the finish lingering, without being cloying. having some 120 bottles in the collection, this bottle is not at the top, but it is not in the bottom either. Serve this to Scotch neophytes that are not ready for the heavy hitters.

4th July 2017

Do not buy

It was not worth it. It tastes like a $20 whiskey at best. Burn over powers any hints of anything.

22nd June 2017

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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