We’re just two simple lads from the East of the Netherlands. If we see a Tomatin with an out of the ordinary finish or maturation, we buy one. Or two, or more.
You shouldn’t be surprised that when we stumbled upon this beautiful Tomatin 15 Moscatel we immediately bought two bottles because this was a no-brainer for us. We’ve tasted Moscatel influenced whisky before and it never let us down.
Without getting ahead of ourselves, we were a bit disappointed to be honest. I don’t know what we exactly were expecting from this expression, but maybe a bit more of a punch, or as we like to call it, a meal in a bottle. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. We tried it in various line-ups, but up until this day, we were not blown away at all. Here are the tasting notes:
Honey, cranberry juice, fresh orchard fruits. Yellow plums and white grapes. Very light, sweet but somehow spicy.
Sweet and creamy, with honey and oak. Some orchard fruits are returning to the palate. Floral notes and spicy grape juice.
The palate is lingering in the finish as well. Cinnamon and orange peel provides a supporting role.
Don’t get us wrong here, this still is a lovely dram. Maybe we were expecting a bit too much, maybe it’s because most of the Tomatin expressions are out in full force. Needless to say, we’re two spoiled dudes around here.
Coming to the final verdict, we think this bottle would not be out of place at everyones shelves. But keeping the price (It goes for about 100 euros around here) in mind makes it a bit of a different story. We’re still a huge fan of Tomatin, but this one doesn’t do the trick for us. Nevertheless, when we come across bottles like this, we most likely will make the purchase. Again and again and again. Call us dumb or dedicated, it is yours to decide.