Scotch Single Malt

Tomatin 2007 Discovery (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, 2018)

Tomatin 2007 Discovery

Whisky Review

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What they say

As an introduction to our portfolio, Discovery is curated to offer an utterly dependable and consistent choice of our finest single malt whiskies.

Each expression sits within the bold flavour profiles of either ‘Sherry’, ‘Smoky’, or ‘Bourbon’, making these single malts the perfect match for the whisky-lover who enjoys exploration through flavour and character.

Distilled at Tomatin distillery in 2007 and matured in bourbon casks. Bottled at 43% as part of the Discovery Range August 2018 release.

Official tasting notes:

  • Aroma: Delicate elderflower and apple blossoms layered with creamy vanilla. Summer pear and fresh-cut grass aromas open into candied lemon.
  • Taste: Banana, peach, and thick honey flavours lightly dusted with cocoa powder. Traces of creamy vanilla unfold into a gentle herbal edge.
  • Finish: Lingering oak slowly fades to reveal soft hints of citrus.

What I say

Celebrating 50 years of Connoisseurs Choice with Gordon & MacPhail, this sample was provided as part of the 50th celebration pack. Heralding the new Discovery Range which presents whisky matured in either Bourbon cask, Sherry cask or with the influence of peat Smoke.

This expression was distilled at the HIghland Tomatin distillery and spirit filled into ex-Bourbon casks by Gordon & MacPahil. Matured for around 11 years this has been bottled at 43% ABV.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Champagne gold (3/20), slow, medium-sized tears leave long fine legs.
  • Nose: Refreshing, summer breeze, vanilla cream and hints of lemon precede a slightly sweeter floral scent like a summer meadow, there’s a sticky runny honey note that coats the back of the throat too.
  • Taste: Creamy and full-bodied, banana split dessert with heaps of clotted cream and vanilla ice creams, poached pears with coconut cream, a light biscuity malt and a drizzle of light honey, crisp oak wood creeps in.
  • Finish: Medium, oaky notes vie with sweeter honey and vanilla a hint of lemon zest and light cinnamon spice

Overall

A creamy dessert-filled expression, this is so redolent of banana split I expected twice the calories of a standard whisky! Fresh bananas and masses of ‘Bourbon’ flavours such as vanilla and coconut add a mass of sweetness to the palate of this whisky, which was simply delicious.

Score 85/100

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