Tomatin 18 Years Old (46%, OB, 2014)
- Highland single malt scotch whisky
- 46% ABV, RRP £58.99 for 70cl
- Score: 86/100
What they say:
Introduced to the market in 2006, this malt has become a firm favourite among connoisseurs world wide. Cask matured in Re fill American Oak Casks and finished for 18 months in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts.
Nose: The nose is intense. Delicious sweet sherry bursts upon you, and plateaus with undertones of apple, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and a hint of smoky heather.
Taste: Sweet and honeyed at first, with an oaky edge. It develops in the mouth with a bite of citrus and dark chocolate.
Finish: The finish is long and lingering, with warming alcohol and smooth rich sherry, and it all keeps alive in the mouth for several moments afterwards. A world class single highland malt.
What I say:
Probably my favourite out of the range but then I’m a real sherry fan and chocoholic too.
Spiced fruit, sherry and nut, distinct fines [alcohol] aroma
Chocolate, nut and raisin, hint of plum and smoldering oak. MIneral elements of clay and copper.
Long, vaporous and alcoholic