This special ‘Whisky Meets Sherry’ set contains a 350 ml, 13 year old cask strength whisky from Tomatin distillery, distilled on 18/01/02 and bottled on 23/02/15. It’s been recasked on September 17, 2012 for further maturation in an Oloroso sherry cask. The abv is 53.4%
The sherry in the set is a 375 ml, Pedro Ximénez sherry VOS matured for 20 years in a similar sherry cask at Bodegas Tradicion, and bottled at 15% abv.
An exceptional gift set highlighting the influence of Pedro Ximénez sherry cask maturation on Scotch whisky. Very limited edition.
Tomatin, 13yo, 2002-2015, finished in sherry casks for almost 3 years. 53.4%
The nose is very sweet with lots of sherry flavors. Lots of dried fruits, but initially not too heavy on the raisins. Plums, peaches, figs. Ever so lightly peppery with a hint of clove. The raisins do kick in, but they’re very late to the party. The palate is slightly sharper than expected with black pepper and chili and plums. Oak, quite dry with a tiny hint of sulfur. Some pencil shavings? Peach too. The finish is rich and rich on the raisins, sultanas. Slightly nutty with brazil nuts and hazelnuts. Long and sweet…..(maltfascination.com)
Pedro Ximénez, Bodegas Tradicion, 20 years old, 15%
The nose is rather typical with raisins, sweetness but also a hint of thyme and mint. Some garden herbs with a little bit of wood scents. A bit like beech wood. There’s also balsamic vinegar and orange. The texture is very thick and syrupy with thyme and rosemary on the palate. Raisins, brazil nuts, ever so slightly balsamic with strawberries. The finish goes more towards great balsamic vinegar with that hint of mint again…..(maltfascination.com)
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