I’ve tasted some 40 Tomatin so far and have to say that this Highlander rarely disappoints. So the expectations for the 28 years old single cask are pretty high. So pale! Refill bourbon, so this must be spirit driven, right?
Lovely nose on tropical fruit with a sour note of grapefruit and gooseberry. Lime juice and Turkish Delight. Vanilla and just a whisper of wood. Very nice, inviting and summery sweet.
The arrival is very soft, but taste wise it’s bulls’ eye. A wonderful bomb of summery fruit. Reminds me a bit of a canned fruit salade in light syrup like those from Del Monte. And despite the fact that the ABV has diminished towards the minimum – which probably forced the bottlers hand – it truly is wonderfully quaffable and far from weak.
The finish is medium long, honeysweet with a peppery note and a hint of candy floss.
Yes, pour this on a summery day, take a seat in your garden and life will be good. Thanks for the sample, Anthony.