Tomatin 1976 Scotch Single Malt Circle
Added on Friday, Aug 7, 2009 at 11:05 PM
  Bottler: Scotch Single Malt Circle
  Age: 31 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1976 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 49.60 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $215 Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 12.11.1976       Bottled 28.01.2008       Cask 19085       336 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose of definite wood (I once lived a block away from a lumberyard, and on some days it kinda smelled like this) and spice cabinet.  Sweet honey and some fruity stuff, with sherry notes, and interesting floral tones.  The palate pretty much delivers on this, being sweet-ish and pleasing, with an interesting spice mix... although I wish the spices were more distinctive.  The oak is as present as it was on the nose, yet it's decently controlled, as long as you like your oak in the "quite noticeable" category.  The spice gets spicier in the finish, building, sticking around at good length, with oaky tannins remaining in the tails. Overall, there's mild complexity here against a background of honey, both silky and spicy at the same time.  And I like it.  It gets better the more I drink, with nuances and levels revealing themselves every few sips.  Still, it's not A-level whisky, but bring a bottle over and I'll happily kill it with you. 
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