Review #1187 – Tomatin 12yr

Review #1187 | Scotch Review #402 – Tomatin 12

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.

Distiller: Tomatin

Bottler: Tomatin

Selection: N/A

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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

6 Most Recent Tomatin Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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

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