This rather special 21 year old limited release from Tomatin spent 18 years in refill casks before finishing in Oloroso Sherry hogsheads. 1912 bottles were released. Bottled at 46% ABV. Nose: You immediately get wafts of sherry when you pour. Sultanas soaked in sherry. Very good dark chocolate. A little marzipan. A little orange zest. Palate: Very waxy. Lots of oaky spice over mellow honey sweetness. Dried fruit again. The chocolate from the nose is there but in the background….
This whisky has spent the whole of its maturation inside Caribbean Rum casks, and is apparently the first of its kind from Tomatin. Huge thanks to Steve Prentice for the sample. Bottled at 46% ABV Nose: Loads of coconut and pineapple. A smattering of mango. A little oak. Milk chocolate. Palate: Oily and sweet. More coconut and chocolate. Like Bounty bars, but without the annoying bits stuck in your teeth. Finish: Salty and sweet. Fades quite quickly.
Matured in sherry and bourbon casks for over 11 years. The malt in this has been lightly peated so it promises to have some nice smoke in the mix as well. Non chill filtered and no added colours, bottled at 50% ABV. Nose: Stewed apples, very light smoke, bracken, damp bog. A little vanilla, and sweet fudge. Palate: Quite a lot of spice, bursting with honey sweetness, a smoky earthiness. Roasting coffee beans. Finish: Sweet and spicy.
Tomatin has been on my wishlist for a good while but never had the chance to try any. So here goes. This was a limited edition release in 2016. Finished in Cabernet Sauvignon barriques. Bottled at 46% ABV. First of all, this has a really enticing rose gold colour to it from the wine. All the colour is completely natural and nothing has been added. Nose: Sultanas and marzipan, honey sweetness, cinnamon. It’s a bit obvious, but a real aroma…