Scotch Review: Tomatin Dualchas

tomatin dualchas

Since the beginning of my journey into the single malt Scotch world in 2013, Tomatin has been a favorite value brand for me. Tomatin Dualchas represents the brand’s first no age statement scotch, and another huge win for the company.  At about $30 per bottle, this scotch deserves a spot (or two) on your whisky shelf.

Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Virgin Oak casks
Strength: 43% alc./vol.


The nose is deep, a bit fruity, with touches of vanilla and spice.


Although this scotch isn’t peaty, it is a bit of a flavor bomb. On one side are the woody notes brought out by aging in ex bourbon and virgin oak casks. On the other are bright citrus notes of lemon and a touch of pine. A really delightful combination.


The finish for Tomatin Dualchas is simultaneous long and sweet while also being light and refreshing.


As mentioned, this scotch is well worth the price. I’m a huge fan of Tomatin 12, 15 and 18 year (also wonderfully priced), so those could be worth looking in to as well.