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Tomatin 12

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  • Distiller:

    Tomatin

  • Bottler:

    Tomatin

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and smooth with a touch of malt. A splash of water makes this dram even smoother.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is full of wood spices more heather, but leaves you with a bitter taste in your mouth.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Perhaps not an utter star yet, but we’re already in the upper leagues.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Clean, straight-forward and uncomplicated.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: I’d love more fruit here, but Tomatin 12 is so well-balanced — despite its simplicity — that it’d almost be a shame to change anything.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not amazing but far from bad. Solid and inexpensive.
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  • Intro:

    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.

  • 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.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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