Type: Single Malt
Score: 88 points
One of the four malts in Tomatin’s 2014 Cuatro Series, which took a single day’s production and matured the whisky for nine years in ex-Bourbon casks, then split up the whisky into four different styles of ex-Sherry butts for an additional 3+ years of maturation to gauge the impact of different cask finishes on the same basic spirit.
This expression’s Manzanilla cask influence created a soft, light, and creamy nose with hints of dried citrus fruits, ginger, and honey. The taste has notes of Christmas cake, raisins, plums, honey, and hints of fudge and oak. The finish has lingering notes of Christmas cake, dark fruits, and a hint of maple syrup. (December, 2014)