Tomatin 15 Years Old 2003 Moscatel Finish (46%, OB, 6000 Bottles, 2018)
- ABV: 46%
- Age: 15 Years old
- Bottling: OB, Moscatel Cask Finish
- Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £77.94
- Origin: Tomatin distillery
- Vintage: 2003
What they say
Time in traditional oak casks and Moscatel wine barriques has brought warm flavours of toasted citrus spices and sun-dried fruits, rounded off with a sweet, creamy finish.
- Interesting and unusual cask maturation
- Non-chill filtered and natural colour
- Distilled in 2003, moved to Moscatel barriques in 2013, finished for 5 years.
- Aged 15 Years
- Available from specialist retailers throughout the UK
- Just over 6000 bottles available
What I say
It has been quite a while since I have sampled an official Tomatin, probably during or shortly after my last visit to the distillery. Their core range seems to be quite stable now in their new bottle design/packaging. This was a limited edition / experimental cask finish of which I hope there is plenty more in the future.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Dark bronze (12/20), slow, medium-fine tears, medium legs.
- Nose: Perfumed, cereals, stone fruits, a touch rubbery, waxy, candied citrus peel, soft brown sugar, fudge, apricot & mango, golden syrup.
- Taste: Sweet vanilla fudge, caramel, a touch of salted caramel ice-cream, chopped mixed nuts; macadamia, hazelnut, blonde chocolate, apricot & apple puree, orange zest and tannic oak wood.
- Finish: Long, sweet, peach skin, walnut, a little vaporous.
Flavourful and rich, balanced sweetness and oak and some lovely bright fruits in here. Tomatin’s spirit is quite delicate and this enhancement complements it well.
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