Category: Speyside single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
First released in 2006, Tomatin 18 Year Old is aged in American oak refill ex-bourbon casks before being blended and then finished for 8 months in European oak butts seasoned with Oloroso sherry. Bottled without chill-filtration.
Sampled on 23/02/2013
Clear, deep golden amber with burnished gold highlights.
Linseed oil, toasted malt, vanilla and honey. Water releases pungent orchard fruit (apples and pears), lemon zest and wafts of smoke.
Full bodied, voluptuous and generous. Citrus, cut grass and green apple skin sit over and freshen a bed of orchard fruit, sultana and bready malt with dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, dark honey and lightly clove spiced oak tannins. Wafts of smoke add further complexity.
Long, clove spiced oak tannins, cacao and sherry with refreshing black pepper bite.
Closure: Natural cork stopper