Tomatin Distillery has been producing whisky since 1897. The expansion completed in 1974 made it the biggest Scottish malt distillery but unfortunately was a major liability for the 1980s industry downturn. Tomatin went bankrupt in 1985 and the following year was acquired by two Japanese companies, Takara Shuzo and Okura & Co., who immediately reduced its distilling capacity by half. After a period of bulk whisky production Tomatin started building a brand and today offers quite impressive product range.
Tomatin 2002, 14 years old Cabernet Sauvignon Finish /46% – Here we have an interesting edition from 2016. The whisky distilled on January 25, 2002 spent 9 years in traditional oak barrels and was transferred into ex-Cabernet Sauvignon casks on March 1, 2011. Bottled of natural color and without chill-filtration at 46% abv with an outrun of 2436 bottles.
Nose: fruity with distinctive winey notes, raisins, dried cranberries, raspberries, milk chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of ginger.
Palate: rich, sweet and spicy, cherries, raisins, bananas, candied orange peel, caramel, honey, ginger, allspice and hints of toasted oak.
Finish: long and soothing, with notes of red fruit, cocoa, cinnamon and touch of oak.
Tomatin 14 years old Port Casks / 46% – Tomatin 14 years old Port Wood Finish was launched in 2014 and replaced with Port Casks in 2016, when the entire range was rebranded with new bottles and labels. The same year the whisky scored gold medal at World Spirit Competition.
Nose: smooth, raspberries, plums, black currant jam, bitter oranges, toffee, touch of marzipan, white pepper and dash of cinnamon.
Palate: very fruity, black currants, strawberries, plums, bitter orange marmalade, almonds, cinnamon buns, cloves, white pepper, and hints of oak.
Finish: long, with notes of plums, oranges, milk chocolate and subtle oaky notes.
Tomatin 2007, 9 years old Caribbean Rum Casks / 46% – Here we have a limited edition from 2016. The whisky distilled on May 18, 2007 was matured exclusively in Caribbean rum cask for 9 years. Bottled of natural color and without chill-filtration at 46% abv with an outrun of 6600 bottles.
Nose: sweet and fruity, bananas, coconut, pineapple, sweetened lime juice, vanilla cream, honey, marzipan and hint of cinnamon.
Palate: light and sweet, honey, vanilla, white chocolate, pineapple, coconut, mango, hints of hay and oak and dash of nutmeg.
Finish: not too long, initially sweet soon becoming slightly bitter and grassy.
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