Tomatin Legacy was introduced in 2013 as a new entry-level expression from the distillery. The whisky honors the “legacy” between the distillery and its nearby community.
Tomatin Distillery was established in 1897 in the namesake village, which prior to that was just a small isolated area of scattered farms. The distillery helped fund new construction to house its workforce, which was a turning point in developing the surrounding neighborhood. Tomatin Legacy is fairly young whisky, a vatting of virgin oak and ex-bourbon barrels sourced from Maker’s Mark Distillery. For reason unknown to us Tomatin Legacy is sold in the US as Tomatin Dualchas.
Nose: malty, vanilla, caramel, sponge cake, pineapples, green apples, lemons, pine needles and hints of oak shavings.
Palate: light and malty, breakfast cereals, bread crust, vanilla, caramel, apples, pears, candied lemon peel, dash of pepper and oak.
Finish: medium long and quite oaky, with notes of hard candy, vanilla and dash of pepper.