Tomatin 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$750. 00
$9000.00 Dozen
ABV: 42.9%
Around eighty percent of Tomatin's whisky goes into blended whisky, including its own brands of Antiquary and Talisman. The distillery, as of late, has been making an effort to bolster its name as a producer of single malts and is expanding its core range. In 2003, Tomatin's basic 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. We've also just received a very limited quantity of some extra aged bottlings, including this 40 year old, which by all reports has survived four decades in wood with aplomb.

Other reviews... Significantly darker than the rest, well-balanced, and palate-coating. Softer, not as intense or as dry as the 30 year old. Creamier too, with subtle, yet exotic notes of tropical fruit and exotic spices. There is a point at which ultra-aged spirits -- whether they are whisky, rum, tequila, or brandy -- find a common ground. What they lose in identity, they gain in intrigue and layers of subtle complexity (if properly matured). This whisky fits into that category. Contemplative and ethereal in nature. 91 points
- www.maltadvocate.com, (Winter 2008) Reviewed by: John Hansell