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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)
BottlerThe Whisky Agency
Brand NameTomatin
Year Distilled1976
Year Bottled2011
Alcohol By Volume51.3%
Other DetailsRefill Sherry Butt
Average Score86

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson87
Konstantin Grigoriadis82
Ho-cheng Yao80
Krishna Nukala90
Pit Krause91
Rich Howard86
David Wankel88
Oliver Klimek83

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood91

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]
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.