12 Years Old Bourbon & Sherry Casks

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 165
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Brand: Tomatin, Takara Shuzo Co. Ltd
Expression: 12 Years Old Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Very floral and herbal with rose oil, crushed pomegranate. Crushed meringues, granny’s sherry trifle and just a little hint of paracetamol.
Palate: Wholemeal flour, paracetamol and red apple skin. Dried sage, pork crackling and salted butter begin to appear alongside porridge, nectar honey and nutmeg popcorn.
Finish: The herbal tones continue throughout with ginger-infused green tea dryness.
Comment: Floral, herbal, sweet, malty, fruity, dry, chalky, floral, herbal, sweet, malty… you get the idea…
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Plum jam and medjool dates stuffed with a little goat’s cheese. Some distant and nutty marzipan, uncooked cake batter. A little boiled wool, iPod cases. A meaty edge with Sorrento ham and applewood cheese.
Palate: Cherry compote and thick vanilla custard. Those tannins start to start to build with a savoury edge too.
Finish: That savoury edge takes hold with liquorice sticks and those blue Liquorice Allsorts. Plenty of black tea tannins too.
Comment: A perfect autumnal drop for the winter months.
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Tomatin Distillery, Tomatin, Inverness-shire, Speyside, Scotland
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