On the seventeenth day of the Dramcalendar, we have the Tomatin 2004, bottled by The Whisky Cask.
|Bottler:||The Whisky Cask|
|Age:||8 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Sherry Cask|
Freshly chopped walnuts and fruits. At first oranges, but as time passes by, the fruits get darker. There is some oiliness, which I can’t really describe – maybe lube oil? Hints of herbal smoke in the background.
Sweet sherry, followed by spicy wood. Then dark cherries, bitter chocolate and menthol appear. Gets dryer and bitterer towards the end.
Very long. Dry with a touch of smokey bitterness. Dark chocolate with nuts, nutmeg and cinnamon.
A very simple, straightforward single malt. Very drinkable even neat, despite the high strength.
Score: 82 / 100