Review 320: Tomatin 2006 8 Year
The second bottle of this tasting a Tomatin specialy selected by the whisky club members, bottled for the Whisky Club Groningen’s yearly bottling and it’s bottled by Kintra.
This is a very special dram as this bottle is dedicated to one of the club members and that club member sadly passed away.
|Location:||Tomatin, Inverness, Inverness-Shire|
|Owner:||Tomatin Distillery Co.|
|Water Source:||Allt na Frithe Burn|
|Stills:||12 Wash stills|
11 Spirit stills
|Capacity:||5.000.000 Liter pure alcohol per year|
|Expression:||Tomatin 2006 8 Year|
|Bottled by:||Kintra for Whisky Club Groningen|
|ABV (% Alc):||47,5%|
|Phenols (smoke):||0 ppm (on barley)|
A vibrant, lively, fresh and seductive whisky with aroma’s of yeast, soft sherry, pepper, ginger, barley, cereals, red wine, sultana’s, vanilla, papaya, fresh figs, honey, hint of leather, soft bitter grapefruit peels, floral tones, straw, appel, pineapple and slightly salted caramel.
A rich, powerful, full, active and sweet whisky with aroma’s of grains, cereals, barley sugar, vanilla, custard, glazing sugar, honey, baked apple, pear, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, salted toffee, hint of sweet tobacco, black pepper, spicy oak and chamomile tea
A medium long and slightly drying finish with aroma’s of cereals, grain, caramel, milk chocolate, hint of sherry, vanilla, white pepper, ginger and soft tannins.
- Smell: - 8.6/108.6/10
- Taste: - 8.8/108.8/10
- Finish: - 8.2/108.2/10
This must have been quite an active cask to produce such an impressive whisky in such a (relative) short time. It’s quite balanced but has a youthful vibrancy that makes it’s very easy to drink and enjoy.