Cu Bocan 1990 – Tomatin.

Tomatin Founded in around 1897 when the first official distillery on the site was registered, although it is believed that Whisky was produced well before this date and possibly as far back as the early 1700’s.. Found just 18 miles south of Inverness the distillery lies on the eastern edge of the Monadhliath Mountains at…

Tomatin to add 30yo to core range.

Press Release..   Tomatin are pleased to introduce you to  the new 30 Year Old single malt which joins the core range of whiskies. Finished in first fill ex-Bourbon barrels, presented in a premium oak box and accompanied by a carrying case – this is perfect for those looking to add a touch of extravagance to…

Tomatin Virgin Oak, Cask 3428.

Tomatin.. Founded in around 1897 when the first official distillery on the site was registered, although it is believed that Whisky was produced well before this date and possibly as far back as the early 1700’s.. Found just 18 miles south of Inverness the distillery lies on the eastern edge of the Monadhliath Mountains at…

TOMATIN 1981. 32yo Oloroso Cask.

Tomatin… A distillery I overlooked for far too long and is now one that I take a lot of notice off .. Why ?  Well because the whisky is damn good that’s why !  I was extremly lucky to review some of the single casks on offer last year for bottling yourself when visiting the…

TOMATIN 1995.

So the first review for 2017 is here and what better whisky to review than a Tomatin.. I bought this bottle when first released and for some reason I never got round to doing the review, so when I looked at what to do first it was a no brainer..  My friend Craig keeps telling…

TOMATIN 14yo Port Wood Finish.

The next instalment in the Tomatin series of reviews has me reaching for the 14yo,  matured in bourbon casks for the first 13 years then finished in Tawny Port pipes for one year.. This whisky has a lovely pinkish tint, and is bottled at 46%abv.. Nose.. This has certainly taken plenty from those port pipes,…

TOMATIN CASK STRENGTH

Back in June ( 2016) I had the pleasure of visiting the Tomatin distillery where I was introduced to some of the staff and given a tour which was the cask tasting tour..  While on the tour my guide ( Scott ) chatted about the core range and single cask selection and the different make…

CU BOCAN Virgin oak.

Tomatin distillery is fast becoming a favourite of mine, sitting in the Highlands of Scotland this distillery was on my to visit list, and that I did in June ( 2016 ) whilst there I came upon the “beast ” they call Cu Bocan, this is a series which includes 3 releases that are limited…

CU BOCAN.. ( 1988 )

The beast has escaped..   Tomatin Distillery is fast becoming a favourite of mine, so recently when I had the opportunity to visit the distillery how could I resist.  The  distillery is producing some absolutely stunning whisky and while at the distillery they had just recieved delivery of the first bottles of the new beast,…

Tomatin ( A way of life)

Today ( 1-6-16) I had the extreme pleasure of visiting Tomatin distillery, I have had this distillery earmarked for a visit ever since I reviewed the bottle your own cask series late last year,   I arranged a visit and sat back and waited for today to come. I have been looking into the distillery…

TOMATIN 21yo ( Claxton’s Ib )

I recently came across Tomatin as a distillery, when I reviewed the bottle your own range for the blog,  I was instantly impressed with what was being offered, the whisky was so well balanced and carried a lot of complexity.  So when I got the chance to review this single cask offering from Claxton’s, who…

Tomatin Legacy.

Tomatin distillery was formally established in 1897, although it is thought that whisky has been produced in the area since the 1400s. The name Tomatin translates into ” hill of the juniper bush” as the juniper bush was believed to be used to burn by the illicit distillers due to it not giving off any…

Tomatin px finish, single cask.

This is the last in a series of bottle your own offerings from Tomatin distillery. This offering is a 13 yo matured in American oak for 10 years then finished off in a pedro ximenez sherry cask.. Distilled 18-1-02 and re-gauged 10-1-12 into the px cask. It has a lovely dark copper tinge, bottled at…

Tomatin, first fill bourbon.

The latest offering from Tomatin distillery is another bottle your own, this time I have a 2003 first fill bourbon cask, distilled 23-10-03 and bottled 25-9-15 so just short of 12yo..  It has a strength of 56.4% so it is no puppy.. Nose.. After a few minutes sitting around patiently I dived into a barrage…

Tomatin virgin oak.

Another offering from Tomatin distillery, this is another bottle your own offering, in cask date is 18-01-06.. Bottled 25-9-15..So it is a 9yo single cask from virgin oak, bottled at a lip smacking 60%.. Lovely.. First impression is the fantastically deep copper tint, I already want to dive in. Nose.. Straight away your senses are…

Tomatin 1990 single barrel.

Another offering from the bottle your own range from the highland distillery Tomatin. This time I have a 1990 1st fill American oak cask, bottled at 54.4% .  This was filled 24-9-1990 and bottled 25-9-15 so 25yo and happy birthday to it.. Nose..  Straight away there are sweet vanilla notes, toffee, fudge and butterscotch, it…

Tomatin 13yo single barrel

This is a bottle your own offering from Tomatin distillery, this particular single barrel was filled on the 29-3-2002 and is a first fill oloroso cask. This  sample was taken 25-9-15 so just over 13yo.. The strength is 57% .. Nose..  Lovely sweet fruity scents, oranges, pears, apricot and possibly  a little pineapple in there…

Tomatin

Owner.. Tomatin distillery co. Founded.. 1897. Region.. Highland. Capacity.. 5 000 000 litres. Tel .. 01463 248144 Web.. http://www.tomatin.com visitor centre. bottle your own..[5 casks to choose from] WHISKY PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CENTRAL TO THE WAY OF LIFE IN THIS AREA MOST PROBABLY SINCE THE 15TH CENTURY AND CERTAINLY SINCE 1897 WHEN THE FIRST FORMAL…