Among the latest batch of Artful Dodger bottlings, we find this 11 years old Tomatin.
Tomatin 11 yo 2008 (56,1%, Artful Dodger 2019, bourbon hogshead #453, 323 btl.)
Nose: youngish spirit, very close to the raw materials. Gristy notes, barley, some yeasty bread and porridge. Lemon juice. Light vanilla and caramelized sugar, some grassy notes.
Mouth: brighter but still fairly young, with a bold attack. Green fruits with a generous dose of peppery notes, aniseed and peppermint. Shortbread. Grass and roots. Some sourness and tannins too.
Finish: quite long, with malty flavours, citrus zest and hints of mustard seed.
Decent spirit but too young and therefore a bit expensive for what it has to offer. Just in at The Whisky Exchange.