TOMATIN 15YO TEMPRANILLO CASK 52%
The new release is an exceptionally high quality spirit which has been matured for over 15 years in a
combination of Bourbon barrels and Tempranillo wine casks. It was agreed that 52% was the optimum
strength for achieving the perfect balance between flavour, body and overall mouth feel. The result is
a whisky which is dominated by deep fruity aromas softened by a sweet candy flavour with a long lasting
and very creamy finish.
Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager, explains how this new edition came to be: “I’ve always found the
interaction between the casks and the whisky fascinating and this expression of Tomatin is no exception.
The intensity of the wine casks is gently softened by the use of second fill ex-bourbons to achieve a perfect
balance. The combination of flavours and aromas achieved by the use of these differing casks is fantastic.
There’s always a sense of anticipation and excitement when you experience a potential new whisky for the
first time and in this case, those emotions were well justified.”
Aroma: Deep fruity aromas are dominant with plums, blackberries and
fresh grapefruit taking centre stage. Softens with hints of vanilla, tobacco
leaves, beeswax and sugar candy.
Palate: The sweet candy flavour plays a major role in the overall structure
of this single malt. Like the nose the palate is rewarded with some big
fruity flavours – bananas, crunchy green apples and poached pears – which
are nicely balanced with the drying tannins and white pepper.
Finish: Once the spiciness subsides the finish is long lasting and very
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