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Tomatin 15 year old

This expression is bottled at 43% ABV and described as “matured in traditional scotch whisky oak casks”. Not really sure what that implies… traditional (to me at least) means sherry casks (as these were the first casks used to mature scotch) but I suspect this is from bourbon casks or at least a mix of sherry and bourbon casks.  The nose is quite light and sweet with vanilla and fruit. The taste is light and sweet also, more wood notes in this expression than the 12 year old, along with caramel, vanilla and malt. The finish is balanced with sweet and pepper notes. On balance I think I prefer the more robust 12 year old.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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