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Tomatin 34yo 1976/2011

(51.3%, The Whisky Agency, Refill Sherry Butt, 309 Bts.)
Average Score: 86
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryTomatin
BottlerThe Whisky Agency
Brand NameTomatin
Year Distilled1976
Year Bottled2011
Alcohol By Volume51.3%
Other DetailsRefill Sherry Butt
Bottles309
Issued2011
Average Score86


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson87
Konstantin Grigoriadis82
Ho-cheng Yao80
Pit Krause91
Rich Howard86
David Wankel88
Keith Wood91
Oliver Klimek83


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonQuite woody indeed, raspy, dry. Bourbony. Buttery and a bit floral. Hints of wild strawberries too. Quite intense taste, in balance with the nose. Bourbony floral vanilla, berries, wood. Lively and complex. Lots of blackcurrant with time. Enjoyable.
Rich Howarda light and fruity nose with fresh strawberries, strawberry greens, fresh oranges, fresh banana... almost a fresh fruit salad here. maybe even some deeper notes of orange rind. the palate hits with a burst of tangy fruit punch, not quite expected based on the nose, perhaps just a bit chalky on the finish. water adds deeper fruit notes to the nose, more citrus and some plum, a hint of brown sugar, and more fresh banana. the water adds a creamy sweetness to the palate, a suggestion of panna cotta with berry reduction (as usual, not as "thick" or sweet as that may sound), a bit spicy on the finish now in a very pleasant way. summary: fresh fruit salad or panna cotta with berries... a very enjoyable sherried whisky, i really liked it with just a drop of water. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Rich amber - Nose: Initially quite floral before a definite and almost minty freshness takes over after 2-3 minutes. This is further followed by malty wood and candy floss. The wood expands even further with more time but it always remains very aromatic. - Palate: This has even more power than the nose with wood, lots of herbs and nuts, although primarily almond and brazil nuts which appear to be served in a lavendar wrap. - Finish: Very long and floral wood & nuts with a dash of coconut right at the end. - Overall Impression: Wonderful, my kind of whisky and I'm using that word again; 'Great'.
Oliver KlimekColour: Dark amber - Nose: Raisins, orange zest, strawberries, toffee, waxed wood and nutmeg. - Palate: Raisins, dried apricots, banana, orange marmalade, honey, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon. - Finish: Long and fruity. - Overall: A nice fruity dram that feels a bit younger than its real age, some water does not hurt it.