[January, 2017] Good old stuff, but I had a lot more far better Tomatin before (unfortunately, these bottlings are long gone). So if you want to try a good old classic Tomatin, try this. It comes at least close to the real spectacular ones...
PS: I always rate the price according to what I paid when I bought the bottle some years ago and not to todays prices....
This is one of those bottlings that walks a tightrope between too much oak or a perfect timed selection to bottle the cask I think its been in the cask a little too long but I am probably nit picking, others will think it is perfect I am sure.
There is no doubting its quality and the best Tomatin I have had for some time.
Very restrained nose on barley sugar, treacle tart, faint hints of menthol and a little shoe polish,
Now then, bitter on the tongue at first but as it moves to the back of the palate it gets sweeter. There is a little honey, honeycomb, hints of icing sugar, buttercream and some meaty notes in the background. Finally some lemon sherbet which accounts for the fizziness.