Category Archives: Tomatin

Tomatin 14, 2008-2022, Cognac Barrique finish, 50% – Thompson Brothers

Some time ago I was talking with my in-laws about whisky. My father-in-law and both brothers-in-law are quite enthusiastic about whisky too, so we tend to end up drinking a dram and chatting about good booze quite often. In this … Continue reading

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Tomatin 21, bottled in 2020, Travel Retail Exclusive, 46%

Another COVID leftover. This one, like many others, was bought to be part of a tasting. At this point, I’m not even sure that ever happened, but the bottle did end up in my collection during lockdown. Anyway, Tomatin can … Continue reading

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Tomatin 12, 2006-2019, Oloroso cask 2842, 58.5% – Distillery Exclusive

My friend Tom, who goes by Tomatin on any media that is whisky focused, did a wee bottle share of this a while ago. A Tomatin that worked really well for him up to a level that he wants a … Continue reading

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Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 27, 1992-2020, Refill Sherry Butt, 42% – The Maltman

I don’t really try whiskies from the Maltman that often. It’s one of those bottlers that I know exists and releases rather high-scoring drams, most of the time. But when push comes to shove I often have to make a … Continue reading

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Tomatin 21, 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels, 46% – OB for Travel Retail

With things being as they are, this seems a completely random bottle to buy, but somehow I did buy it. I planned to use it last year, in a tasting of some sort, but ended up not doing that for … Continue reading

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Tomatin 16, 2001-2017, Bourbon cask 1153, 52.5% – Cooper’s Choice

Tomatin is one of those distilleries that makes rather okay whisky, never bad, but also not often stellar. However, they do some very interesting things every now and then. They did a range of different sherry casks a few years … Continue reading

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Tomatin 2015-2020, First Fill Oloroso Cask 990461, 50% – Skene

Honestly, when this came in the mail I wasn’t too enthusiastic about it. A 4 or 5 year old Tomatin from a first fill sherry casks. That almost sounds like it’s just some over-fortified sherry in itself, right? Also, I … Continue reading

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Tomatin 21, 1994-2015, 48% – Claxton’s

A second bottling from Claxton’s that I got my hands on. This time it’s a 21 year old Tomatin, which was also discounted to a pretty reasonable price. My view of Tomatin is that it can be a great whisky, … Continue reading

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Tomatin 7yo, 2011-2018, 59.6% – 12 Barrels

12 Barrels is a ‘bottler’ from The Netherlands. Apart from the fact that they’ve bottled some casks, they’re more like a club of friends who happen to own a couple of casks than anything else. Anyway, last year they released … Continue reading

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Tomatin 1997-2014, 51% – The Whisky Agency / Liquid Library

When this came out I was planning a trip to Scotland with a couple of friends for the end of 2015. Also, Tomatin was suddenly widely available with some really good bottlings, so I decided to pick one up. What … Continue reading

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