A terrific value whisky for a malt of its age, Tomatin 25 is pleasingly rich with citrus and soft fruit notes and a smooth, complex palate. Everything an aged Speyside whisky should be.
Appearance: Gold with slow legs. It seems pretty viscous.
Nose: Honeysuckle gives it a strong floral leaning with vanilla and honey, with a dash of freshly cut tropical fruit – pineapple and some fruit cocktail from a can.
Palate: Pineapple juice, heather honey and passion fruit pulp. White pepper and some coconut round it out, followed by a wave of bitter almond.
Linger: Peppery and long, with the fruit on the tongue and a somewhat dusty linger.