Tomatin Legacy
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Tomatin
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • biscuit
  • tobacco
  • lemon zest
  • pineapple
  • pepper
  • fresh grain
  • oak
  • spicy

Tomatin

Legacy (0.7l, 43%)
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A delightful Single Malt from the heart of the Cairngorms with a clean, crisp palate.

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 Whiskey than anyplace 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, Founded in 1897, Tomatin is owned by mega-corp Takara Shuzo from Japan, where demand for their products is huge. But they stab off a selected amount of their production for their own signature Single Malt Whisky line across a range of ages and special editions.

Tomatin Legacy is an experiment in wood. They have taken their signature Single Malt Whisky and aged some of it in ex-Borboun barrels and the rest in virgin oak. This makes Tomatin Legacy lighter and brings more vanilla to the expression than the other products in their range. And as an NAS dram, it is an internal blend… meaning a mixture of vintages of their Single Malt line. It’s bottled at a pleasant 43% ABV and — by our count — this dram has won at least nine prestigious medals since its initial release in 2014.

Smartass Corner:
Tomatin Legacy is a tribute to the heritage of their namesake town. Tomatin is located in the Highlands just outside of Cairngorms National Park about 22 miles southeast of Inverness. The signature flavor profile is similar to a Speysider.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Tomatin
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Medium Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma has notes of shortbread biscuits, humid tobacco, vanilla, and lemon zest.

Flavor / Taste / Pallate
The palate is crisp with notes of canned pineapple, fresh ground pepper, vanilla, fresh grain, oak, and tangy red grapefruit.

Finish
The finish is medium-length and warm with some sweetness and spice. 

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  • vanilla
  • biscuit
  • tobacco
  • lemon zest
  • pineapple
  • pepper
  • fresh grain
  • oak
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
The little town of Tomatin lives and breathes Whisky. The entire population is less than 200, and since their founding in 1897, Tomatin Distillery has had to build special housing on site for employees who come from the surrounding countryside to work seasonally at the plant.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
The little town of Tomatin lives and breathes Whisky. The entire population is less than 200, and since their founding in 1897, Tomatin Distillery has had to build special housing on site for employees who come from the surrounding countryside to work seasonally at the plant.
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