This is the 18 year old expression of Tomatin's core range. Initially matured in bourbon, it is moved to Oloroso sherry butts for finishing.
Rich honey, figs, apples, dates, cherry and currant. Really rich sherry notes here. Moist pipe tobacco. Honey, amaretto, vanilla.
Medium, no heat. Rich sweet sherry. This is what I was hoping for in previous expressions. Musty pipe tobacco. Currant, blackberry, light earthiness. Faint cocoa, light pepper. The sherry here is quite apparent compared to the 12 and 15.
Long, sweet, rich. Honey, almonds, figs, currant, musty sweetness. Tobacco is really apparent.
Skip the 12 and the 15. Buy this instead and drink half as much. Remarkable improvements over the other two. Good stuff.