Tomatin is a brand that many of my fellow bloggers rave about but one which I have minimal experience with, so when the opportunity arose to try an independent single cask bottling I had to take Claxtons up on their offer.
Tomatin 21, IB, Claxtons, 48%abv, Cask no 1503-11247 (available here)
The nose has hints of green fruits, namely gooseberries, honey, vanilla, fudge and some floral elements before a slight tannic note appears.
The palate is quite peachy and honeyed. It does feel quite thin in the mouth. Elements of heather and beeswax are quite prominent before the emergence of some pleasant oaky tannins and gentle spices on the finish.
I would usually expect a 21 year old whisky to be a little deeper, this tastes a little younger than its years but as a result is pleasantly fresh.
The price point of approx £80 is more than reasonable.
Next week we will look at another Claxtons offering, a Tobermory.