Tomatin - Distillery exclusive edition - ex Sherry 12 YO

At our visit to Tomatin last year we purchased a bottle your own at the shop, one ex Bourbon and one ex Sherry expression. This one I found needs a good dash of water to open up a bit. Wonderful dram, but also very present...

Strength                 57,7% cask strength
Cask type              ex Sherry
Cask filling date     29-03-2002
Bottling date          09-05-2014
Cask number         2036
Bottle number        288
Chill filtered           No

Sweet, figs, honey, liquerish, dark chocolate, ripe plums, black berries and a hint of tobacco leafs in the back.

It is giving me some notes like walking through a pine forest in the autumn after it has rained and the earthy tones rise up in the air.

Cumin seed and nutmeg notes lingering in the back with some other warm spices. It is honey and black fruit sweet, wintery warm due to the light spices in the back with the liquerish between it, and the pine freshness...

Tobacco leaf (light), liquerish, raisin, vanilla, honey, heather, mushrooms, figs and black berries.
Baking spices, rich fruit cake, cinnamon, chocolate, fudge, creamy, sweet, lemon and some minty freshness.
The notes from the nose come back strong on the palate with more chocolate and fudge.

Medium to long finish, filled with cocoa and vanilla and fudge

7,5 out of 10. Balanced and very nice. Definitely needs a good splash of water, and then also some time to open up. But when patient it gives of lovely notes to enjoy. Glad we brought a bottle home from the distillery.

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