The Schtick: This is the 15 year old expression of Tomatin’s core range. Originally only available in duty free / travel retail formats, this expression now is also part of the core range, alongside the 12 and 18 and various 14yr finishes.
ABV: 46% ABV
Age: 15 Years
Nose: Sulphur, salt, pepper, light fresh bread. Honey, caramel, little bit of almond. Lot more wood influence here, less almond and bread.
Taste: Medium, mild heat. Lots of good sherry character – plums, honey, light fig. Faint berries. Some pepper, pipe tobacco, fresh baked bread.
Finish: Short, no real heat. Sulphur, oak, honey, vanilla.
Overall: Honestly, I was hoping for a big improvement over the 12 but I like it about the same.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect