Thanks to Dave from TBWC for this dram, always the gent.
So back in April still (Yes, I’m behind) I was at Bristol Whisky Lounge, and just about managed to try a few whiskies despite the crowded space. I didn’t actually want to try this one, I wanted to try the 25yo mystery Islay, not this pale Tomatin but as always Dave made a good suggestion.
Tomatin 21 TBWC 47.4%
Nose: Lovely musky slightly tropical fresh fruit, mint sprig, tomato stem amazingly (or maybe that’s the label talking!), plenty of dry oak, lemon peel. Leather and chocolate powder over time.
Taste: Dry, soft oak first then more musky and perfumed, amazing old leather and chocolate, quite dark, older than its years. Even better, there’s a great balance of flavours here too.
Finish: Long. Mouthwatering, leather and dark chocolate, some ginger snap.
Much darker and older tasting than the colour would let on. This is an absolutely wonderful example of Tomatin, if a tad expensive for most of us…
Average Score: 77.5
Distillery Ranking 22nd/ 65 places
Up/Down: 25>22 (Up 3)
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Worst Score: 12
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75-79 Very Good
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