Tomatin 12 Years Old Single Malt Whisky
I have introduced an elementary bottling of Tomatin’s line, the Legacy in previous article and now I turn to Tomatin’s 12 years old whisky.
This age of whisky is of moderated in terms of age and price and therefore most distillers and merchants see their 12 years old bottlings as the main force in the marketing battle.
According to the official information, this whisky is blended from Bourbon cask and Sherry cask whiskies which are aged not less than eleven and half years separately in their casks. They are then blended and aging in Oloroso Sherry casks for further six to nine months.
Tomatin 12 years, 43%, 700 ml
Nose: Dried date, grass, toffee, citrus, honey
Palate: Chocolate, orange, coffee, charred wood, hints of spices
Aftertaste: Medium length, toast, toasted wood
Comment: Mild aroma with fruits of dried date and citrus, some toffee, fairly grassy, honey appeared over time. Light body, lovely orange chocolate biscuit, some toasty favors, ended with with hints of hot spices. Comfortable bitterness in medium length aftertaste. Not a big whisky, but is on the lighter side, mild and soft, balance with good integrity, an easy to drink whisky, pleasant dram.