Tomatin, once the largest Scottish malt whisky distillery and bulk whisky supplier in the 21st Century developed extensive and complex brand portfolio.
The new strategy proved to be utterly successful and within the last decade the number of single malt releases from the distillery has gone from two to thirty and sales from 170,000 bottles to 680,000 bottles. The distillery produces roughly two million liters of spirit per annum using about 40% of its capacity and employs wide array of casks for maturation. Here we have unique bottling of Tomatin from the fall of 2018. The whisky distilled in June 2003 was aged for about 10 years in refill oak casks then transferred into fresh Moscatel wine barriques sourced from Portugal for additional 5 years. Only 6000 bottles were produced.
Nose: sweet and fruity, vanilla, ripe oranges, mango, apricots, figs, sultanas, milk chocolate, honey, banana bread, cashews and dash of white pepper.
Palate: rich and sweet, vanilla cream, tangerines, pink grapefruits, nectarines, raisins, sugared nuts, hints of candied ginger and toasted oak.
Finish: medium long, with lots of sweet ripe fruit, vanilla, honey, milk chocolate, hints of oak and mixed spice.