Tomatin

1988, 21 Years Old

ABV 52%
REVIEWED Issue 87
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Specifications
Brand: Tomatin
Expression: 1988, 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 52%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Mossy and damp. Like opening a dunnage warehouse. Sharp fruit, likepickled apricot and peach.
Palate: Sweetness opens then the wood follows. That spiced peach element finishes off the gentle assault.
Finish: Short and sweet.
Comment: A little bitter and nearly balanced. Still a warming dram.
7.9
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Woody. Earthy. Like walking in a forest on a damp and dricht day. A touch of mushroom. Difficult to go behind the wood screen. Touch of dry fruit. Apricot. Gets more lively when aerated. Sour cider apples.
Palate: A very short sweet start then a full blast of bitterness. Wood rules the palate.Tastes old, too old...
Finish: Crisp, dry, bitter.
Comment: The cask has left a dour print on this whisky. Too grumpy for me.
7.0
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Tomatin Distillery, Tomatin, Inverness-shire, Speyside, Scotland
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