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Tomatin 12 Year Old

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@UisgeJonReview by @UisgeJon

5th Jan 2013


Tomatin 12 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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I ordered this dram for several reasons. One, I wanted to try another new distillery. But mainly, I ordered this as a preamble to it's grandfather, a vintage I was going to be ordering following this one. I wanted to get a feel for this flavor profile before diving in on something so old and so expensive!

Nose: The nose on this was very seductive. Heavy, deep, with a complex blend of dried dark fruits, like raisins, plums and dates, and some light smoke. That light smoke there on the back really prompts you to go looking for it. It's a tease, this one, but I love it.

Palate: Very, very good. This palate matches perfectly with it's nose - you get what you expect for the most part, and then some. I really enjoy this! More of the dried dark fruits, some light smoke, and blended into it all are these great savory notes... wet leather, and what reminds me of a dark wood. Truly, very nice.

Finish: Great. Lingering, with a bit of burn. But Man did I enjoy it. The way it just so slowly, so slighly fades away was like being propositioned by a beautiful woman. "What do you think...want more?" Good golly Ms. Molly, of course I do!

A delight. Really good stuff, and at this point I was really looking forward to what came next!

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