Tomatin Moscatel 15 yo: new limited edition released

The single malt spent five years in Moscatel wine casks

The highland distillery Tomatin presents a 15-year-old Tomatin Moscatel that was considerably shaped by the influence of Portuguese wine casks. Distilled in 2003 it first spent ten years in “traditional oak casks” as the distillery expresses – it can be assumed that this means ex-Bourbon casks. Afterwards five years of maturation in Portuguese barrique casks followed. It was Moscatel wine those barriques hold before, a very fruity and sweet wine.

Tomatin Moscatel 15 yo was bottled with 46% ABV and is limited to 6.000 bottles worldwide.

This is of course not the first release of Tomatin Single Malt Whisky that was finished in wine casks. There was for example a special edition in 2016, a 14 year old Tomatin that had been finished for five years in a Cabernet Sauvignon Cask. And the Tomatin Port Wood Finish (18 months in port wine casks) is part of the core range meanwhile.

Official tasting notes (given by the German distributor)

  • Colour: golden
  • Aroma: intense and fruits aroma, hints of jasmine, orange blossoms, lime and grapefruit
  • Taste: Flavours of roasted almonds, sun roasted raisins and figs, orange