Dram Review: The Whisky Agency & The Nectar Tomatin Aged 45 Years

[46.1%・45 Years Old・Distilled in 1966・Bottled Circa 2011・The Whisky Agency and The Nectar Joint Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

Leather and stewed dark fruits, all signs of a well aged dram.  There is perhaps a hint of rubber in the mix of forest berries and violets.

Palate & Finish:

Gorgeous burst of red cherries on a sweet, creamy mouthfeel, dusted with black tea, dark chocolate and finish off with a glaze of burnt dark syrup.

A well constructed tail of crushed berries and bitter tannins.

Thoughts:

I think this is good now but would have been a little bit more special had it been bottled a few years prior, just seems to have lost a bit of vibrancy..

45 years is a long time to age a whisky, and for most whiskies it’s probably a bit much.

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas

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