The Schtick: This is the 12 year old expression of Tomatin that populates their core range. A blend of bourbon and sherry maturation was used for this specific bottling. It’s pretty ubiquitous, and not at all expensive, so let’s give it a go.
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Nose: Sweet honey, apples, almond. A fair bit more sherry than I was expecting, but nothing insane. Pears, vanilla, light amaretto, light baked bread.
Taste: Thin but no heat. Sweet honey, vanilla. Fresh baked bread. Pears, apples, almonds. Light sulfur. Not super complex, but pleasant.
Finish: Short, light, no heat. Sweet honey, light sherry funk. Yeasty sweetness, light fig, faint almond. Lots of vanilla.
Overall: Not amazing but far from bad. Solid and inexpensive.
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6 Most Recent Tomatin Expressions I Have Reviewed:
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- Review #320. Tomatin 12yr Cask Strength
- Review #1020. Tomatin Single Cask 11yr, Twin Liquors Selection
- Review #670. Tomatin 12yr Ex-bourbon SIngle Cask, Ace Spirits Selection
- Review #878. Tomatin 14yr Port Cask
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect