Tomatin 14 year old, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
Tomatin distillery rests in the small town of the same name just south of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Famed as the woods surrounding the distillery are said to be haunted by a ghost dog, or Cu Bocin in Gaelic. Here we have the 14 year old expression. Finished in pot pipes.
Nose: Quite a powerful nose. Big bunches of red berries and grapes. Vanilla, oak and hints of white pepper.
Palate: Dark chocolate dipped in strawberries. Crushed almonds, walnuts, Victoria sponge (with plenty of the prerequisite jam and cream in the middle) and a centre of oak.
Finish: Fruity on the finish.