Tomatin Single Cask 27 year old, distilled 24th of September 1990, bottled 22nd of May 2018.
Cask number 16366, bottle number 185. Hand bottled and bought exclusively from Tomatin distillery, received a sample from my whisky buddy here in Finland, while doing a whisky tasting at friend’s summer cottage.
Couldn’t find any information about maturation type for this Highlander – not from the bottle or package. Even my friend couldn’t say because he had received this single cask single malt as a gift.
When doing some research along the web, I noticed that lots of Tomatin distillery exclusive single casks had been aged in Oloroso sherry casks. After tasting this single cask Tomatin in question, I strongly feel that this has been aged in Oloroso too.
You rarely get a chance to taste almost 30 years old whisky bottled almost at 60% alcohol by volume. These specs really made me excited.
Expectations were matched as this single cask Tomatin offers a pleasant whisky journey. Even though it has character, like a whisky this old and strong should have. All its strength comes in a smooth and pleasant package.