Tomatin Legacy is a NAS expression matured in virgin oak and then in ex-bourbon casks from Maker’s Mark. A slightly unusual recipe. What you see in the picture is the new bottle design and branding, available since March 2016.
For some reason Tomatin Legacy is known in the US as Tomatin Dualchas. Probably a copyright issue.
(43%, OB 2016)
Nose: light, and it seems bittersweet, although you can’t smell bitterness of course. I get some green notes, like pine wood and green tea. Slightly plankish. Big lemon, some vanilla too. Not much flavour besides this: really neutral and grainy. Hints of dough.
Mouth: funny – uncommon flavours for a single malt, and really not recognizable as Tomatin. Candy sweetness (pear drops) with hints of beer and marshmallows. Something almost fragrant too, like rose pepper or Turkish delight. Something caramelly. A peppery kick towards the end. Slightly weird – let’s keep it at immature.
Finish: rather short, vaguely sweet and quite oaky.
This Legacy seems a designer whisky (à la Glenmorangie) but not very well executed. Plenty of young notes, as well as oaky hints. I can’t say I’m convinced. I would go for other Tomatin expressions. Around € 30.