Tomatin Oloroso Sherry Finish (LCBO Bottling)
Tomatin // Highlands, Scotland
Does Canada sometimes seem like the younger, hipper version of the US? They certainly waited a few more years to "find themselves" before they moved out of our parents' empire (and they seem to have a better relationship with Mom). They took a pass on that whole prohibition thing, have a prime minister who apparently enjoys the occasional spliff with dinner. Well, this exclusive bottling of Tomatin for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario seems to bolster that notion (when's the last time our government bought us a cask of whisky?). A limited run of 631 bottles drawn from a single cask produced at the Highland distillery, this whisky was distilled at Tomatin on January 1, 2003 and bottled on July 3, 2016 after being finished in an Oloroso Sherry cask. Bottled at the cask's strength of 57.4% ABV. If this year's election cycle hasn't got you thinking of moving north already, this bottle just might.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeFinished in Ex-Oloroso Sherry