#TrioTuesday and I decided to go for an easy setup this week.
I picked up the Tomatin trio sample pack back in November. I think I had intentions of sipping a bit back around Christmas, but oh well, Christmas in June could become a thing...right?
It's interesting to see how a single distillery can use their experience to make choices that add subtle differences to various expressions.
The tasting and nosing notes were included on the back of the box, but I didn't read through them until after I worked through my tasting sheets. Going back to compare, I found my impressions seemed to align fairly closely.
Tomatin makes friendly Scotch. Not necessarily ultra smooth, but nothing particular bitey.
Pleasant, inviting flavours to warm the soul as you sip along, watching British, police procedurals on Netflix
Each age statement has a different casking, so this isn't just a tour through time.
The 12 and 18 (both sherry finished) are closely aligned. However, the family resemblance is still there in the 15 year.
Not sure if it's the oak, but the ethanol phenols seemed stronger in the 15. Had a much easier time picking out aromas and flavours from the other two.
Sherried whisky hits right in the middle of my wheelhouse, so that might be part of it, too
Anyways...it was fun working through my adaptation of @thewhiskeysmiths #DeductiveTastingSheet with the @whiskyambassador #TastingWheel!
Now to bed! Wednesday is coming...