The first Tomatin 30 Year Old at 46% was bottled in 2011 as a replacement for the successful Tomatin 25 Year Old and a cask strength 30 Years 1976. There have been 2012, 2013 and 2014 releases as well (always limited to 1500 bottles or less), but it is now discontinued.
Tomatin 30 yo
(46%, OB +/- 2013)
Nose: lots of fruity notes. Haribo bears, apricots, melon, hints of banana and mango. Subtle flowery hints. A little fresh mint in the background. Some warmer notes of leather too, and a light buttery / leafy edge.
Mouth: similar tropical fruit notes, close to some Irish whiskeys. Mango, passions fruit, ripe banana and tangerine. Pretty great. Hints of Turkish delight and vanilla cream. Light spicy hints (pepper) and a drier tobacco note.
Finish: long, sweet and warm. Honeyed fruits, toffee and warm, drying oak.
This kind of tropical fruitiness always makes me happy. It has an aged depth but also an attractive youthful roundness. Simple pleasures really. Around € 250 if you can still find a bottle.