Scotch 4 Dummies review of Tomatin 12 Year.
1.75 out of 4 average rating!
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Author: Scotch 4 Dummies
Peat moss creates all the Smokey in most high quality Scotch Whiskeys
A great entry level Scotch, imo, is Tomintouil 12, Limited Edition Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish. What a smooth, gentle whisky!
Nice review guys! I got dried peaches and pineapple chunks, malty barley sugar, and buttered popcorn…..other then that it was just a “so so” malt like you guys said. Cheers boys!
They have a 15 year too that is just matured in traditional oak casks…12 and 18 and sherry cask I believe
Love how much fun you guys have, as this part of what scotch is all about. For us (Scotchology), we find this very drinkable, and we’ve used it as a soft introduction for people who don’t have much experience with whisky. Nice hats, too!
Tomatin is a decent but not great distillery. They produce the kind of scotch that falls into my Thursday night category. Usually any 12 YO scotch whisky. A Thursday whisky is a whisky that is decent enough to please but not too demanding. I have a bottle of the 18 YO in my cabinet (because the 18 is low cost) just for this purpose. I save the more demanding stuff for Friday and Saturday night when I am relaxed.
Nice review guys….I love the Tomatin 18 but this one fell short for me…..it was only 30 bucks so I’m not really sure what I was expecting to get:)
I visited the Tomatin distillery in Scotland – I have never tasted anything so smooth with a full bouquet of flavors
you know it say’s how to pronounce it on the box 😉 about 32 dollars where I’m at ..great bargain
I have a 12 yo Tomatin that is finished in both sherry and bourbon casks that I am really enjoying.
Tomatin 15 is where it’s at! Buttery and smooooth.
I second your views on the standard 12 YO. Nice entry malt to establish a base line at the beginning of a tasting or to introduce newbies to scotch. Usually I am not much for NAS bottlings, but the Tomatin Cu Bocan versions (esp. sherry + virgin oak) are quite neat nonetheless and a bit spicier with some smoke. And if you happen to stumble across a forgotten bottle Decades at a decent price (<$120), go for it. 🙂
Reg. the Cuatro 12 YO series from 2014 (four different sherry cask versions), they are not worth the additional cost in my opinion. There are better sherried versions out there for same or less money, e.g. Glendronach 12, Aberlour 15, Glenfarclas 12/15.
Nice job guys.
The 12 yr to me you really get the malty sweetness and it does have a bit of grassiness
The 18 yr is a must try. The 18 is a Sherry cask maturation finish.