We’ve had a look at some of the latest Golden Cask releases from The House of Macduff / Cumbrae Supply. For starters: Tomatin 1994.
Tomatin 21 yo 1994
(53,9%, Golden Cask Reserve 2015, ref. CM221, 257 btl.)
Nose: creamy and aromatic, with lots of sweet vanilla marshmallows and creamy custard. Stewed apples. Honeysuckle. Bananas flambéed and papaya. Butter pastry. Light potpourri and nail polish, which works well here. Also a growing hint of polished oak. Really nice.
Mouth: thick and fruity with a syrupy sweetness to it. Cantaloupe, apples, pineapple and papaya again. Honey. Slowly moving towards grapefruit and lemon, more zesty and oaky. Hints of dried coconut. Light touches of mint.
Finish: long, fruity and sweet, with balanced oak spices.
A thick, buttery and typically fruity Tomatin. Not immensely complex but perfectly flawless. Around € 125.