Tomatin 12 Oloroso Sherry Cask Review

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.

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