Type: Single Malt
Score: 89 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.
In this case, the Cuatro Oloroso has a soft and smooth nose with notes of dried fruits, honey, and a hint of oak. The taste is thick, peppery, and oily with strong cinnamon and clove notes, hints of honey, citrus fruits, and a slight oakiness underneath as the spices fade. The finish is dry with lingering spices and a hint of honey. (December, 2014)