First Cask Tomatin 1976. A 1976 single cask whisky from Tomatin, bottled at 20 years old by the folks at First Cask in the late 1990s.
This one needs some time to settle, but then it shows the lovely fruits (red berries, guava, plums, tangerines) with lots of raisins as well. It’s a heavy sherry version like the one for The Whiskyman. Then a certain greenness and some oak spices (cinnamon, mint, aniseed) and a little dusty malt.
Herbal and sweet at first (cough candy) before the tropical fruits come out, like mango, pink grapefruits, peaches, raspberries and passion fruits. Mint and a hint of pepper. Fruit tea.
Long, with the sweet fruits chilling alongside the herbal notes.