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Tomatin 24 Year Old 1988 Eifelboys


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

12th Jul 2013


Tomatin 24 Year Old 1988 Eifelboys
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The Eifelboys shared this cask with Vinotek Massen from Luxemburg. Luxemburg got 60 bottles, the Eifelboys kept 70. With good reason.

The nose is fruity, but with a twist. Stewed fruits to be precise, but also quite herbal. All kinds of garden herbs, grass and hay. Cinnamon and nutmeg, too. Roasted nuts. Turkish delight. Marzipan. Bit of tobacco. Apricots too. But it has a weird, but very interesting aroma underneath, that I cannot quite pinpoint. Mashed patatoes with turnips? Crust of a soft goat cheese? Call me crazy, but the colour purple comes to mind. Do not ask me why. Be that as it may, I am an instant fan.

Very creamy on the palate with soft spices. Now I clearly recognize Tomatin, although the profile remains somewhat atypical. The spices become louder and support the fruit, that kicks in in full force now. Tea, slightly bitter. Icing sugar. Yes, this Tomatin would be quite difficult to spot if tasted blind. It is undercover (ok, I have seen way too many movies lately).

Long finish on spices and sultanas with some liquorice at the death.

This whisky just made my day. Just over 100 EUR, but apparently not for sale. Thanks, Pieter!

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