Posts Tagged “Tomatin”

Tomatin 35 1978 Cadenhead’s (44.1%)

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Tomatin 35 1978 Cadenhead’s (44.1%)

Another Tomatin, this time a real beauty! Distilled in 1978, this expression harks back to the time when the distillery was the largest in all of Scotland, in that oh so optimistic pre whisky loch times. Incidentally, the distillery announced in a press release this week the release of a regular 40 year old expression…

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Tomatin 1997 – Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice (46%)

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Tomatin 1997 – Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice  (46%)

Tomatin is one of those distilleries that’s pretty consistent in it’s distillery character. You’ll get some tropical fruit and a solid maltiness in every glass. Tomatin is in the Highlands, but right on the border with Speyside, and at one point was the largest distilleries in Scotland, boasting 23 stills after the fourth expansion in two…

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Tomatin’s New Cask Strength – Not What I Expected

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Tomatin’s New Cask Strength – Not What I Expected

When I got a dram of the new Tomatin Cask Strength I thought to myself that we’re getting another cask strength sherry bomb, the likes of the Aberlour A’Bunadh, Glenfarclas 105 and the GlenDronach or Glengoyne Cask Strength. Honestly, this is one of my favorite classes of whisky, and I always have 1-2 of the sherry…

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Tomatin’s Second Cù Bòcan Cask Maturation Series – Virgin Oak

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Tomatin’s Second Cù Bòcan Cask Maturation Series – Virgin Oak

Last year, Tomatin began the release of of a “Wood Influence” showcase series for the Cù Bòcan peated whisky, whose standard edition includes whisky matured in sherry, virgin oak and ex bourbon casks. I reviewed the sherry cask release here, and now head into virgin oak territory. It’s refreshing to see what Tomatin is doing with…

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Peat, Sherry and the Cù Bòcan Limited Edition

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Peat, Sherry and the Cù Bòcan Limited Edition

With peat being so highly fashionable these days, Highland peat is quite the rage. Ardmore has been doing it for ages, but Glenglassaugh have added the Torfa (as have some Speysiders like Knockdhu’s AnCnoc Rutter, Flaughter and Tushkar as well as BenRiach’s Extensive line of peated whisky) and the Tomatin’s Cù Bòcan line has been rather successful….

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One Quick Dram: Tomatin 14 Year Old Port Finish

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One Quick Dram: Tomatin 14 Year Old Port Finish

This is the second tasting in a blogger’s night I had with Yoav Gelbfish of the Whisky Gospel Blog . We tasted the Tomatin Vintage 1988 and the Tomatin 14, replacing the Tomatin 15 which is leaving the roster. Another expression that is being retired is the 30 year old, which is being replaced by the…

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One Quick Dram: Tomatin Vintage 1988 – Batch 1

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One Quick Dram: Tomatin Vintage 1988 – Batch 1

When two whisky bloggers get together for a dram, you’re sure to see reviews flying about, and last night Yoav Gelbfish of the excellent Whisky Gospel blog came over bearing a tasting of the two new Tomatin expressions, and we enjoyed them together. As the sherry cask shortage gets more acute, we’re apt to see…

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