21 Jun 2012
Tomatin 1967 (Clan Denny)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Tomatin
This Tomatin 1967 was the second Clan Denny bottling released at the Limburg whisky festival this year. The other one was a Ben Nevis 1969, remember?
Tomatin 44 yo 1967 (51,9%, Clan Denny for Limburg 2012, refill sherry butt #HH7993)
Nose: quite prominent sherry notes. A lot of tobacco and roasted nuts (walnuts and hazelnuts). Some coffee and raisins. A little gunpowder. Well-controlled oak. A few vegetal notes. Overall not extremely fresh unfortunately, it’s a little damp and musty for my personal taste (nothing dirty though) and I miss a bit of the Tomatin fruitiness. Mouth: powerful and quite sherried again. More classic now I’d say: raisins and fresh grape juice, prunes and oranges. Evolves on nutty notes, especially walnuts, and wood. Nutmeg and liquorice. Finish: long, dry and slightly resinous, but still a bit of honeyed fruits to balance.
A nice Tomatin, that’s certainly not past its due date and shows relatively little oak. Nonetheless it didn’t really make me go “woohoo”, which I hoped it would. It’s not the most typical Tomatin either, it could have been a couple of other distilleries with sherry maturation. Around € 260.