Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 57.3%
A special edition 28-year-old Tomatin 1993 bottled in 2022 for the distillery's 125th Anniversary.
This 1993 Tomatin 28-year-old came from a single cask picked by Tomatin's Master Distiller Graham Eunson, an Oloroso sherry butt Cask 6810 that yielded a total of 501 bottles at its impressive cask strength of 57.3%. This handsomely-presented Tomatin is an impressively potent symphony of classic multi-layered sherry flavours and deserves serious attention in the glass.
|Cask Type||Oloroso Sherry Butt|
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Similar to the type of cask that would have been used in 1897, this is a great example of a whisky that takes time to open up. Initially the nose is very soft with hints of furniture wax, hessian and engine oil. Emerging notes of very old oloroso sherry bring a complex mix of fruit and nut; figs, raisins, plums, pear tarte tatin and frangipane. Growing ever bolder, aromas of coffee liqueur, flamed orange, caramel and black walnut bitters show a darker side before herbal notes of pipe tobacco and eucalyptus.
Palate: Massive sherry notes coat the palate, walnut, almond, raisins (almost like PX) and citrus in the form of tangerine. This is followed by a wave of European Oak spice, toffee and dark chocolate. In time a liquorice flavour develops along with a hint of Assam Tea.
Finish: Deep and rich. A short dryness from the Assam Tea note is replaced by re-emerging raisin and chocolate.