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Tomatin Bourbon & Sherry Casks 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)
In 2003, Tomatin's 10 year old malt was replaced by the 12 year old. In 2009, a 15 Year was added to the line-up, which also includes an 18 year old and a 25 year old. More recently, this sherry-finished 12 Year Old was relaunched and by several reports, it's a noticeable improvement on the previous bottling. In fact, if you're looking for value for money, this fruity maltfest with a splash of sherry and tang of spice should tick all the boxes. As the name suggests, it comes matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and x Spanish Sherry casks (reportedly Oloroso) for the last 6-9 months of ageing. Awarded a DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 43% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... The aroma of the dram is full of heather and forest moss. You will also discover stone fruits like apricots along with an assortment of hard candies. The palate is not as exciting as the nose with the whisky feeling a bit hollow and lackluster in comparison. The finish is full of wood spices more heather, but leaves you with a bitter taste in your mouth. 83 points - distiller.com
Notes from the producers... A rich, fruity aroma is the prelude to sweet flavours of ripe apples, pears and a subtle hint of nut before the long, pleasantly oily finish.