Tomatin Cask Strength

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Tomatin
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
57.5%
0.7 l
Original bottling
15000 Bottles
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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03. May 2020
Nosing: SherryZitrusOrangeCinnamonVanilla
Immediate big sherry hit. mixed citrus, but mostly orange (juice - it has a slightly acidic quality to it). Cinnamon spice and vanilla show as well. Very nice sherry bomb nose.

Taste: SherryDried FruitVanillaSpicesNuts
Powerful arrival but not overly sweet. Bags of mixed dried fruit and vanilla. Develops into spiciness and nuttiness.

Finish: SpicesNuts
Very long, and quite dry, with continued nutty spiciness.

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I'd noticed that I'd not experienced anything from Tomatin before. I'll definitely be going back and looking at their other expressions. This is a very capable cask strength release. On the nose, the sherry cask is heavily present with just a hint of vanilla giving a clue as to the mixed maturation. On the palate though, the bourbon cask shows a lot more, and helps to add complexity to the flavour profile. The finish is an interesting point on this one. It isn't overly complex, but it is unbelievably long, and very fitting with the rest of the experience. It definitely needs a good drop of water to show at it's best, and the lack of chill filtration really shows in this one with the scotch mist almost turning it opaque when water is added. It's a non age statement release, and while it has youthful energy, the edges are well rounded with no hint of rawness. For the price, definitely worth looking out for.

85/100
hampiy
21. May 2021
BHWy
31. May 2021