The Schtick: This is a single cask of Tomatin distillate that was bottled and released for Twin Liquors. It is 11 years old and was matured entirely in an ex-bourbon barrel. It is bottled without coloring or filtering, and at cask strength.
Stock image because apparently this bottle is impossible to find online
ABV: 54% ABV
Age: 11 Years (2004-2015)
Nose: Honey, fresh baked bread. Plums, very faint salted caramel, buttered popcorn. Toffee, faint vanilla.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Light heat. Vanilla, cream, caramel and toffee. Fresh baked bread. Light brine, some pepper. No smoke. Faint pear and plum. Really interesting blend of brine and pepper with sweet creamy notes.
Finish: Long, sweet and peppery. Vanilla, savory tobacco. Light brine. Faintly lactic.
Overall: Really enjoyable and unique for a lot of other Tomatins I’ve had. Sometimes I bemoan things that are purely ex-bourbon maturation, but drams like these remind me of the merits.
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Other Tomatin Expressions I Have Reviewed:
- Review #878 – Tomatin 14yr Port Cask
- Review #670 – Tomatin 12yr 2002 Single Cask, Ace Spirits Selection
- Review #320. Tomatin Cask Strength
- Review #196. Tomatin 12 Cuatro 4 PX
- Review #156. Tomatin 12yr