Tomatin 18 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Tomatin 18

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  • Distiller:

    Tomatin

  • Bottler:

    Tomatin

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    18 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Calming finish. An intelligent use of sherry cask aging.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: There is a smoky and spiced quality to the whisky, but the lingering dried fruits help to balance things out at the end. Bonus points for good value to cost ratio.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: An oddly good malt. I’m not hating this, but it’s so weird. It’s like drinking a shotgun of flavor from a boardwalk candy shop… and I kinda like it.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Very drinkable, good quality malt whisky. Good fuel for the tumbler. I think the strength works well here.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Big whisky, with lots to like once the odd nose blows away, revealing more of a honey character. Amazing value for an 18 year old whisky.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Skip the 12 and the 15. Buy this instead and drink half as much. Remarkable improvements over the other two. Good stuff.
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  • Intro:

    This is the 18 year old expression of Tomatin's core range. Initially matured in bourbon, it is moved to Oloroso sherry butts for finishing.

  • Nose:

    Rich honey, figs, apples, dates, cherry and currant. Really rich sherry notes here. Moist pipe tobacco. Honey, amaretto, vanilla.

  • Taste:

    Medium, no heat. Rich sweet sherry. This is what I was hoping for in previous expressions. Musty pipe tobacco. Currant, blackberry, light earthiness. Faint cocoa, light pepper. The sherry here is quite apparent compared to the 12 and 15.

  • Finish:

    Long, sweet, rich. Honey, almonds, figs, currant, musty sweetness. Tobacco is really apparent.

  • Overall:

    Skip the 12 and the 15. Buy this instead and drink half as much. Remarkable improvements over the other two. Good stuff.

  • Score:

    7

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