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Tomatin 14 yo (2014 edition)

Port finish done right

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@galgReview by @galg

1st Nov 2014


Tomatin 14 yo (2014 edition)
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Nose: Fruity and sweet, starting with a mix of red fruit (raspberries, strawberries, cherries), and a malty biscuit-y edge, hints of apple strudel infused with sticky toffee. 70% dark chocolate with a touch of spicy oak and wine gums.

Palate: Fruity and sweet, with ripe plum, nutty (nut and almond pie), pie crust, and a mix fruit starting with dried apricot then ripe mango and cocoa.

Finish: Medium long, with the fruits lingering, as in fruit salad, sprinkled with vanilla and milk chocolate.

Bottom line:

This is a delicious whisky, and in my opinion far better than the 15 year old, it replaces. The Port Pipe finish did add a lot of lovely sweetness and fruit which complement the malty backbone and go together very well. Not a bad price too, and great VFM, meaning it’s one to definitely seek out. Impressive addition to the core range there. I think I shall opt for a bottle.

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Benancio commented

@galg Nice review. I just discovered Tomatin this summer, nice scotch. I really enjoy the 15y, its a little unfair to compare a neutral scotch to a port pipe finished scotch. I do know what you mean though, I prefer peated or wine finished scotch to neutral scotch.

I did buy the Tomatin 15 years combination of Bourbon barrels and Tempranillo wine casks 52% ABV. its absolutely amazing.

Their 15y scotch is such a nice neutral scotch if the do any secondary wine cask aging it complements their scotch. They start with a quality product and make it better, I like that.

I'll try the new 14y port finished as soon as it arrives here. How does it compare to Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban? It's one of my favorites.

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