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Whisky Tasting Session 2012-08

By Miguel in Tasting , Featured , Caol Ila , Bunnahabhain , Bowmore , Tomatin , Glen Keith , Longmorn

This Whisky Tasting Session was the last event of the 2012.

In case you missed previous tasting sessions, WTS are a blind tasting of six whiskies chosen by Jean Marie of Whisky-distilleries.info. Our task consists on tasting them, rating and find the right price range of the bottle.

I have been a bit stressed so I decided to do the tasting in a short break that I had and send Jean Marie the results as soon as possible. I have learn two things:
a) Don’t taste on a rush.
b) Don’t trust my skills to guess age of a dram.

Jean Marie placed on this tasting some awesome and incredible bottles some of them over 30 years old. So now that I know what I was tasting I will take a bit of time to retaste them and check if the score or the tasting note departs for the previous blind tasting.
It would be a huge dissapointment if they do, as I do my best not to score the distillery, the color, the price or the bottle but the whisky for itself. I will keep you updated.

The tasting was interesting but nothing close to sensational, but after filling the tasting notes I realized that I have tasted some very special whiskies: a 38 years old Bunnahabhain, a 35 years old Bunnahabhain and a more than 30 years old Caol Ila.

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Tomatin 19 years old Master of Malt Single Cask Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Tomatin

“Excellent whisky with just a dry touch. It is amazing this Tomatin is just bottled at 40%.”

Tomatin 19 year Master of Malt Single Cask
Single cask single malt whisky. Rich and Biscuity, big and crunchy. A mouthfilling, malty dram from the Highland distillery, Tomatin.

This dram has a white wine-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. malt, honey, citrus, wood, spices, floral.

Palate (89): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, wood, cloves, oranges, floral.

Finish (87): average. malt, honey, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Tomatin 19 year Master of Malt Single Cask with 89 points over 100.