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21 Jun 2012

Tomatin 1967 (Clan Denny)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten 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 1967 Clan Denny for LimburgTomatin 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.

Score: 88/100

Tomatin 1967 (Clan Denny) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-06-21

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