This 12 Year Old Tomatin spent its first nine years maturing in oak casks before a leisurely three year finish in first-fill Amontillado sherry butts. It was bottled at 46% ABV without chillfiltering, with a limited 5,400 bottles released. An enjoyably toasty dram, this one.
Nose: Chocolate orange and sultana alongside lots of spicy oak and vanilla custard.
Palate: Dusty cocoa, fresh espresso, dried apple, fresh pear and chocolate covered walnut, with a sweet honeycomb note.
Finish: Barley sugar, orange oil, toasty oak and a peppery finish.