The single malt sweet spot.
There is not even a freeway off-ramp for the little town of Tomatin. But that’s OK, keeps the city-folk out. Back in the 1970s, this little out-of-the-way hamlet produced more Whisky than any place in Scotland. Well, that’s no longer true, but their Highland single malt is still a core component of many of the finest blends, including two of their own: Antiquary and Talisman. Today, Tomatin is owned by mega-corp Takara Shuzo from Japan, where demand for their products is huge. But they stab off a select amount of their production for their own signature single malt Whisky line across a range of ages and special editions.
Tomatin 18 is finished in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks. And eighteen years is one of those perfect sweet spots in the aging cycle where you get just about as much floral aroma, dense flavour, and complexity as possible while remaining at a reasonable price point. It has plenty of character and richness and was even voted the “Best Highland single malt” in its category in 2014.
Single Malt Whisky
18 Year Old