Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 89 points

Tomatin Cuatro Pedro Ximenez Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Image courtesy Tomatin. One of the four malts in Tomatin’s 2014 Cuatro Series, which took a single day’s production and matured the whisky for nine years in ex-Bourbon casks, then split up the whisky into four different styles of ex-Sherry butts for an additional 3+ years of maturation to gauge the impact of different cask finishes on the same basic spirit.

The Pedro Ximenez sherry butts helped give this expression a soft, buttery nose with notes of honey, heather, and a hint of orange peel. The taste is tart and spicy with lemon pepper, a hint of pineapple, and notes of honey and oak underneath. The finish fades away smoothly with a nice tartness. (December, 2014)