Whisky Review – Tomatin Legacy

Tomatin Legacy
43% ABV
Matured in ex-bourbon and virgin oak barrels
Tomatin Legacy is £23.00 available from Whisky Galore at The Green Welly Stop

Nose.

Sweet Malty biscuit, cereal. A good dose of Vanilla. Light piney wood. Light Citrus, lemon, pineapple. A light and creamy impression overall. Some dusting sugar. Cinnamon. A touch of pepper.

Palate.

Light and crisp. Vanilla, gentle citrus juice and peel. Apples. Mild honey and cream custard. Some peppery kick mid development. Mouthfeel is quite thick and coating. Don’t know if this is non-chill filtered, but I would say it isn’t heavily filtered. Any colouring? Hard to say, but if there is, it is minuscule.

Finish.

Spicy pine wood, creamy custard, malt biscuits. Reasonably short, but very clean and moreish.

Adding water.

Doesn’t really need water, but trying anyway. Wow. The nose has More citrus and pineapple. With added depth of oak. Really sniffable this malt. More touches of pine. On the palate the mouthfeel is reduced significantly, with the taste lighter, but more concentrated on the fruit. The finish is still nicely creamy and compulsive. Is it my imagination or a little haze in the liquid…hmmmm. 🙂 if too much water is added a bitterness is apparent mid development. So go careful with the h2o.

Conclusion.

For a NAS entry level malt, this is really good quality stuff. Some youth is evident, but it is very very nice, moreish, tasty, clean, lovely stuff. The use of a combination of bourbon and virgin oak is noticeable and really works to make this dram so very special. Value for money is amazing, your getting quite a bit of complexity, very quaffable, and intriguing malt, which you can explore or just plain enjoy. Tomatin is relatively unknown as a single malt to many, so undeserved. This is really very good indeed.

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