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I tried the NEW Tomatin 15. This latest addition to the Tomatin range (it was released in August 2009) has matured on American bourbon casks and has a medium body.
It takes a while before you see the tears in the glass, which is nice.
The nose is sweet and pretty, filled with the classic traits of the bourbon cask: vanilla, oak, toffee, grain cereals and a little bit of spices. There is even a hint of orange zeste in the background.
The malt was surprisingly buttery on the palate, yet soft and fruity, upholstered with mild honey and apricots. But the vanilla and oak are very clear, almost dominant. Upon the second sip, I even detected some hazelnuts.
The finish is soft and sweet with the barley playing the first violin.
It's not an overly complex dram, but I enjoyed it very much with a chocolate & orange dessert.