This is from the Tomatin Cuatro series where they took a batch of whisky that was distilled on the same day, aged it for 9 years in oak, and then transferred it into four different first-fill sherry casks for 3 years of finishing. This is the Oloroso expression from that series which is bottled at 46% ABV.
Nose: Sherry comes off quite young and bright with strong wood chips/sawdust behind it. Musty oak furniture, old tobacco pipe with a hint of ash notes.
Palate: Light and fruity on entry full of raspberries and blackberries – vanilla cream and mild oak develop after a bit.
Finish: Oak turns rather dry with green raisins and slight vanilla lingering.
Rating: 85/100 – A simple, but refreshing sherried dram.
Value for the money: These retail for around $60 or so, and I think that’s a pretty fair price for what you get in this expression.