The Inverness-shire distillery of Tomatin has recently added three new
expressions to its line up, as part of an active, ongoing release policy. The
1997 vintage has been matured in a first refill Bourbon barrel. Spice, malt and
brittle toffee on the nose, plus Spangles sweets. Buttery oak and peanuts on the
palate, which is fruitier and smokier with the addition of water. Oaky in the
relatively short finish. (244 bottles), selected European markets and Japan.