Tomatin 10

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Bottle: Classic whisky bottle styling with a screw top instead of the usual cork stopper.

Nose: Vanilla, gingerbread, after dinner mints.

Body: Light and silky.

Palate: Cereals, barley sugar, butter menthol sweets.

Finish:  Medium length and drying. Malty with a touch of white pepper.

Neat/Ice/Water: Neat. It’s very smooth and only 40%.

Verdict: Average. This distillery is apparently one of the largest producers in Scotland in terms of output and its malt is largely used by blenders due to its smoothness and consistency. This alone should tell you that it’s reasonably nondescript and is well suited to assimilating with other whiskies that are stronger in character. It’s drinkable as a single malt but fairly pedestrian and unexceptional. Perhaps an older expression might yield more but the 10 year old I would not seek out again. Nothing really bad here. Nothing really good here. A bit dull is all…

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