Tomatin 18

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tomatin18yrs.jpgOn a recent trip to Las Vegas I picked up a bottle of Tomatin 18, something we have not seen before at the LCBO. Aged in American Oak casks and finished in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks, this single malt proved to be a great selection to bring across the border.

Nose: Almond, candy apple, toffee, nibs, red fruits with hints of sherry and citrus.

Palette: Soft, smooth and gentle with a dry (but not obvious) finish. Medium heat with honey, dark caramel and evidence of the sherry finishing.

Finish: Cocoa and vanilla with a wonderfully complex and dry finish.

Adding water adds complexity on the nose with strong amaretto and touches of vanilla and cocoa. The water brings out white chocolate, almond and a touch of smoke on the finish.

Overall: While water doesn't help much on the palate, this single malt delivered on the promise on its label. We were provided an intense nose, sweet and oaky palate and a long lingering finish. The LCBO has just added this to their vintages collection. We strongly recommend picking up a bottle while it's available as it would quickly become a favourite to have in your collection.

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Nice, well-written blog.

Note that the Tomatin 18 is now available at the LCBO for a very good price (for Ontario, LOL).
Vintages #203794 $109.95

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  • Paul commented on Tomatin 18:

    Nice, well-written blog.

    Note that the Tomatin 18 is now available at the LCBO for a very good price (for Ontario, LOL).
    Vintages #203794 $109.95

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