Tomatin / Morrison & Mackay

Tomatin 1987 Vintage Collection Carn Mor (Morrison and Mackay) Review

Tomatin 1987 Vintage Collection Carn Mor (Morrison and Mackay) Carn Mor, the range of independent bottlings from Morrison Mackay have seen a number of versions, there's the Strictly limited range, the celebration of the cask range and there was the 20cl bottles from the Vintage collection and thats where this Tomatin 1987 comes from.

Distilled in 1987 and bottled in 2011 at the grand old age of 24 and one of only 960 of these little 200ml bottles these are ideal for trying different distilleries and cask types without breaking the bank as these are really well priced and offer great value for money.

This is a hugely tasty wee dram, very much a Tomatin right from the first sniff, and the ex-bourbon hogshead has added some lovely vanilla to this and brought out some really lovely fruity notes from the spirit. Theres a black jack sweets note, something i'm getting more of recently in ex bourbon Tomatin drams.

This is a great way to try some whiskies and at around £20 odd for these they really aren't expensive. Hunt out some of these in your local specialist or online and give them a try.

This is still available as a 20cl bottle from Whisky Castle

Tasting Notes & Details


I talked on another recent Tomatin of getting a familiar nose of buttered popcorn and it's there again along with vanilla, freshly scraped from the waxy pod as you can still get a hint of the wax also, hints of black jack sweets over the top of a fresh fruit salad note, some gentle oak notes creeping in also


Oh, there's a surprising cask char and black jack sweets note in here first, before a light grassyness and some white pepper (not a lot but its there), the fruits are there too, with a dose of vanilla angel delight slapped over the top of it


Sweet fruits and hints of those black jacks long lasting.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Tomatin 1987 Vintage Collection Carn Mor (Morrison and Mackay)
Age: 1987 Vintage
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Tomatin
Bottler: Morrison & Mackay
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 26/02/2019 by Tom

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