I don’t have much experience with Tomatin, but damn am I disappointed. Maybe because I hate tomatoes and was influenced by the label… but nah I don’t think it’s the reason. It’s not a bad whisky, it’s just completely underwhelming.
The nose begins on wood char, vanilla, caramel and cinnamon. After a moment you can discern liquorice, some malty notes and dusty books. A bit prickly, hinting towards the ABV. Reduction gives a bit more vanilla.
Thin and underwhelming arrival unfortunately. Some prickly pepper putting your tongue on “hot”, some citrus notes, caramel and spices, but not much more. Reduction brings some sweetness and almost make a creamier mouthfeel.
Short with a touch of dusty oak and honey.