The Distillery says: "Decades II is truly a unique and exquisite expression, a marriage of 21 casks, selected from key years throughout the last five decades. It is a testament to the Tomatin way of life, and the generations of staff that to this day remain custodians of this exceptional Scotch Whisky.
With time spent maturing in a mix of Scotch Whisky, ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry and re-charred French oak casks from the last 50 years, Decades II is a rich and complex expression. With initial bursts of fruits giving way to hints of sweet pastry and wood shavings, and aromas of both cooked fruits and floral coconut tones. The remarkable expression is unctuous, with notes of Christmas cake, maple syrup and fresh red berries giving way to tropical fruits ahead of a long waxy, tropical finish."
REFILL BOURBON HOGSHEADS: DISTILLED ON 23/02/1973, 10/07/1975 AND 23/09/1977
FINISHED IN FIRST FILL OLOROSO SHERRY BUTTS: DISTILLED ON 02/12/1988
FIRST FILL BOURBON BARRELS: DISTILLED ON 04/10/1995
RECHARRED VERDEJO WINE BARRELS: DISTILLED ON 28/01/2000 AND 05/06/2009
SECOND FILL FRENCH OAK BARRELS: DISTILLED ON 14/03/2013
|Distillery: An initial burst of citrus fruits gives way for hints of sweet pastry and wood shavings. Cooked fruits are balanced by softer floral and coconut tones. There is an overall sense of maturity with dried fruits, almonds and exotic spices adding real depth.|
|Distillery: Unctuous with Christmas cake, maple syrup and fresh red berries. In time tropical fruits emerge with orange peel and ginger.|
|Distillery: Long and waxy with tropical fruit, chocolate and spice.|