A Cuatro of Crackers from Tomatin

Tomatin Cuatro These drams were tasted as part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had to catch up a few weeks later.

All of the series have been matured for 12 years, with the last 3 years being in four different types of sherry casks to enable the differences to shine through.

You can buy these drams and the others in the Tomatin range from The Whisky Exchange

Thanks again to Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and to Tomatin (@tomatin1897) for the chance to sample the Cuatro series


Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Fino Finish / Cuatro

Tomatin Cuatro FinoThis dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had to catch up a few weeks later.

This is the first of the 4 drams, each of them 12 years old and finished for their last 3 years in different sherry casks, this one being the Fino sherry cask.

You can buy this dram and the others in the range from The Whisky Exchange

Thanks again to Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and to Tomatin (@tomatin1897) for the chance to sample the Cuatro series

 

The nose here begins with lovely gentle notes of sweet milky chocolate with hints of tropical fruits coming through also of mango, and sweet crushed grapes

Very easy drinking although it is a little tart, with hints of almond paste and chocolate mousse

Theres a hint of cigar ash and chilli on the finish here

Bottle Name: Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Fino Finish / Cuatro
Age: 12
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Tomatin
Bottler: Tomatin
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland


Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Manzanilla Finish / Cuatro

Tomatin Cuatro ManzanillaThis dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had to catch up a few weeks later.

This is the second of the 4 drams, each of them 12 years old and finished for their last 3 years in different sherry casks, this one being the Manzanilla sherry cask.

You can buy this dram and the others in the range from The Whisky Exchange

Thanks again to Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and to Tomatin (@tomatin1897) for the chance to sample the Cuatro series

 

Initially a large hit of caramel wafts from the glass before it becomes much more carrot cake cake mix, with dark sweet fruits and a hint of pepper tickling the nose

peppery and spicy with hints of chocolate and fresh out of the oven carrot cake

sweetness with pepper sprinkles

Bottle Name: Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Manzanilla Finish / Cuatro
Age: 12
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Tomatin
Bottler: Tomatin
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland


Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Oloroso Finish / Cuatro

Tomatin Cuatro olorosoThis dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had to catch up a few weeks later.

This is the third of the 4 drams, each of them 12 years old and finished for their last 3 years in different sherry casks, this one being the Oloroso sherry cask.

You can buy this dram and the others in the range from The Whisky Exchange

Thanks again to Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and to Tomatin (@tomatin1897) for the chance to sample the Cuatro series

 

A hint of gentle rubber comes first but in a good way not horrid cheap rubber, then lots of citrus comes through with fresh fruit salad, some fruit cake, sultanas and hints of almond paste

Sweet christmas cake and lots of lovely almond paste with fresh fruit salad poured over the top

short finish but very sweet

Bottle Name: Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Oloroso Finish / Cuatro
Age: 12
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Tomatin
Bottler: Tomatin
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland


Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / PX Finish / Cuatro

Tomatin Cuatro pxThis dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had to catch up a few weeks later.

This is the last of the 4 drams, each of them 12 years old and finished for their last 3 years in different sherry casks, this one being the PX sherry cask.

You can buy this dram and the others in the range from The Whisky Exchange

Thanks again to Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and to Tomatin (@tomatin1897) for the chance to sample the Cuatro series

 

Oh this is very sweet indeed with lots of sugary mollases and thick treacley notes with a hint of something spicy, maybe cloves

treacley and sweet with crushed ginger spices and fruit cake with rum sherry soaked sultanas and raisins, yummy

gingery spices come flying through

Bottle Name: Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / PX Finish / Cuatro
Age: 12
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Tomatin
Bottler: Tomatin
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland


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