Hunter Laing Tomatin Tasting Notes

Posted: June 30, 2015 in Scotch Whisky H-Z, Tomatin

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Tomatin 1994 (20 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2452/ Dist: Oct 1994 Btl: Jan 2015/ Tasted: Feb 2015

Dusty and spicy, nutmeg and ginger with hints of honey, melon, granulated sugar and sawdusty oak. The aromas freshen with time as hints of lime and green apple come through.

The creamy vanilla oak on the palate blunts the fruitiness of the nose, but there still a touch of melon, honey and lightly herbal spice. The spice really kicks in on the finish although it’s a tad on the dry side. The oak has overwhelmed the spirit a bit too much but it hasn’t bittered though.

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Tomatin 1995 (21 year old) 50%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead/ Code: OMC2645/ Dist: Dec 1995 Btl: 2017/ Tasted: Mar 2017

Lovely aromas of mature, sawduty American oak and fragrant honey. Followed by layers of barley and subtle fruit – apricot, tangerine and greengage.Lightly floral with time.

The palate is full and barley’d with straw, earth and gorgeously sweet tangerine, balanced by lemon and mineral notes. The oak is relatively subtle and again wonderfully mature. Stunning, vibrant, mouth-watering, citric finale, displaying both sweet citrus and sharp citrus character, along with barley and oak. Now, that’s impressive!

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