TOMATIN LEGACY ~ HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND
84/100 Whisky Advocate
78/100 The Whisky Base
76/100 The Dramble
Tomatin distillery's new no-age-statement release uses virgin oak as well as bourbon casks. It provides a new entry-level to the Tomatin range but the use of different casks makes this a unique expression.
Jason - Malt Review "A solid, well made whisky"
Gavin Smith - Whisky Advocate "Tomatin Legacy has been matured in a combination of bourbon and virgin oak casks... Honey and malt on the nose, melons; fragrant and mildly herbal. White pepper and ultimately a whiff of treacle. Fresh and lively on the sweet, fruity palate, with tinned pineapple, cake mix, and more pepper. Quite dry in the medium length finish, with a suggestion of chili."
Nose - Lemon, panatella and pine forest. Slightly green with vanilla.
Palate - Cracked pepper and sweet barley with pineapple cube sweets. Waves of warming oak beneath.
Finish - Sweet but peppered.
Founded in 1897, the Tomatin whisky distillery sits at an altitude of 313m just to the west of the village of the same name and quenches its annual five million litre capacity with the pure waters of the Allt-na-Frithe. Closing briefly at the beginning of the 20th century, Tomatin experienced good fortunes and during the 1950s began increasing its stills, installing the last in 1974, bringing its total to an impressive 23, although 11 were dismantled in 2002.