Tomatin - Warehouse 6 Collection - 1972 41 year old

70cl / 700ml / 42.1%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Tomatin
Series / Description
Warehouse 6 Collection
Vintage
1972
Year Bottled
2014
Age
41 year old
Alcohol ABV
42.1%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Sherry
Cask Number
23404 23405 23406
Number Bottled
380
Packaging
Special Packaging
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Glass / Crystal
Bottle Type
Decanter
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP8125
£1,994.95

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Product Description

Following on from the release of the 1971 vintage in 2016 and the second release of what will be a series of six vintage dated limited releases.

A stunning bottling from just three Sherry hogsheads (casks 23404, 23405 & 23406)

90 points Dave Broom on Scotchwhisky.com

"Nose: OK. It would be wrong to compare this with anything else in this flight. Hugely complex and reeking of rancio, old tropical fruits and leather. It has a dense, drowsy, heavily floral aroma which brings to mind pre-phylloxera Cognac, and is then amplified by a growing waxiness. Glossy, rich and refined, and massively complex. I hesitated to taste, worried that the palate might not live up to this…

Palate …but it does, albeit in a slightly more diminished way. There’s some bitter almond to start with and the slow reveal of those tropical fruits, which now have an extra layer of richer, darker, almost prune-like fruits. Thick and almost liqueur-like with some hazelnut on show, it has huge length and, while the tannins inevitably play a part, they are (initially at least) relatively restrained. In time they become slightly more forceful and close the fruit down, meaning this is one for mid-term contemplation.

Finish: A light charred note. Drier and deeper, moving into earthiness.

Conclusion: An amazing glass from Tomatin… again. The product of three Sherry hoggies from dunnage warehouse six. Single layer of casks, earth floor, damp conditions. Cognac, y’see! Right place, right time.