Tomatin 12YO 700ml
Tomatin Distillery home of the finest Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is located in the Monadhliath Mountains just south of Inverness, capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Established in 1897, Tomatin (to rhyme with satin) is also one of the highest distilleries in Scotland at 315 metres above sea level. The soft waters of the Alt-na-Frith (Free Burn) which run clear and pure through the Monadhliath Mountains help to create a Highland Malt with delicate flavours, yet a rich and mellow style. Its undoubted quality and consistency make for a truly fine dram. This exquisite 12 year old Single malt has a wonderfully rich and elegant taste, producing a long and satisfying finish.
Aroma - A complex, fresh and airy bouquet which contains rich malt and fruity aromas with a hint of peatiness.
Palate - The palate is rewarded with a unique combination of attractive flavours – a balance of apples, pears and malt with a gentle hint of nuttiness introduced by the subtle use of sherry wood. Very smooth and silky.
Finish - A wonderfully rich and elegant taste produces a long and satisfying finish; there is an oily richness which leads to a desire for more.
Cask – Matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels, refill American oak casks and Spanish sherry butts. The 12 year old is married exclusively in Spanish sherry butts prior to bottling. Pleasantly sweet. Good malt foundation with an abundance of bright summer fruit
80/100, Malt Advocate Magazine 2008.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009 – Gold Medal 2008 – Gold Medal 2004 – Silver Medal
Alcohol Vol 43%