Tasting Notes: Nose: Malty and sweet, with dried fruit, hazelnut and grape nut chocolate. A nice scent, even though it's the kind that often overlays the fruit on sherbish-ripened tomatin, which is why I tend to tend towards bourbon ripening at this distillery. BUT: It's the fruit! Great mango, passion fruit, pineapple, but also sweet strawberries, ripe apples and vanilla, great, as that complements and blends with the previous flavor. The alcohol is well integrated and carries the scents optimally.
Mouth: Quite sweet, creamy, with honey, maple syrup, a bit spicy at the beginning, but after a short time on the tongue, tropical fruitiness is restored, complemented by dried fruit and caramel. Even harsh tones quickly show themselves, and even fine bitterness notes emerge. Again, the alcohol is well integrated, and so the mouthfeel is wonderfully balanced and harmonious.
Finish: Medium long, now a bit sharper, bitter, with the remains of tropical fruit.
Conclusion: The Vatting of the young and old barrels worked very well here, a little better even than the Tomatin Decades at that time, where young and old shares rather quarreled, rather than optimally to unite unity. Either the barrel portions had the opportunity to marry longer before bottling, or it is because only sherry casks were used instead of mixing bourbon and sherry together. Anyway, I find this whisky very well done and consistent. https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/