Review 320: Tomatin 2006 8 Year

tomatin2006wcgThe 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.

Distillery:Tomatin Distillery
Region:Highlands
Location:Tomatin, Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Owner:Tomatin Distillery Co.
Founded:1897
Status:Active
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
Category:Single Malt
Bottled by:Kintra for Whisky Club Groningen
Age:8 year
ABV (% Alc):47,5%
Non-chill filtered:Yes
Natural colour:Yes
Phenols (smoke):0 ppm (on barley)
Distillation date:2006
Bottle date:2014
Vintage:2006
Maturation:Sherry Cask
Cask number:n/a
Bottle number:n/a
Bottle content:70cl
Price (NL):n/a

Colour:
Old gold.

Smell:
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.

Taste:
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

Finish:
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.

Marks:
  • 8.6/10
    Smell: - 8.6/10
  • 8.8/10
    Taste: - 8.8/10
  • 8.2/10
    Finish: - 8.2/10
8.5/10

Conclusion:

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.

What are your thoughts on the liquid in this bottle?