lördag 31 januari 2015

Svenska Eldvatten – Tomatin 2004

Friends and followers! It's been a while since it happened so you all understand that I was very happy when I once again found a sample from the guys at Svenska Eldvatten ("Swedish Firewaters") in my postal box! This time it was single cask Tomatin from an ex-sherry butt, 10yo at 59,1% ABV! Wow, this will be exciting!

Here in Sweden it will be available on the 2nd of february, but it's already available at Master of Malt for anyone who feels tempted. Ok, let's go!

Very smooth and soft, a calming soothing style, dried figs, dark cherries in sugar syrup, something raisin-y, soft but acidulous vanilla, obvious sherry influence but not boasting sherry cask, rather moderate sherry influence. Kind of damp, like walking into a warehouse full of barrels, simply beautiful…

OMG! This is powerful stuff, from nosing this I'd never guess that it would be so big and out there! This IS a sherry monster, big and bold! It's actually not the high ABV that makes it powerful, but rather the character or style of this whisky, cool! Kind of hot, very intense sherry-style, very citric at the same time as being very loaded with marzipan, vanilla, dried figs and some other dark notes. Definitely a bit bitter and drying my mouth, but in a good way, very big flavor!

A big thanks to Tommy and Peter at Svenska Eldvatten for once again sharing a sample! Please follow SamuelWhisky on Facebook by clicking here and on twitter by clicking here, thanks!

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