Bought – Whisky Galore (Green Welly Stop), 11th March 2014
94.5/100 – Whisky Bible 2014
78.69 – Whiskybase (average from 206 member votes)
Tomatin Legacy is a new addition to the Whisky Bible this year, having been launched by the distillery in 2013. According to Tomatin’s distillery manager Graham Eunson, the name “Legacy” is to honour the history and traditional processes the distillery has, including it’s own on-site cooperage. Legacy is unique in the Tomatin range for being matured in virgin oak casks to add extra depth of flavour after aging in bourbon casks. It certainly sounds different, and it’s good to see one of the less fashionable distilleries making their presence felt on the world stage.
Jim Murray says of the Legacy in his bible review “a dram of rare mouth-watering quality… makes you want to gasp with pleasure”. 94.5/100 puts this whisky in the bracket of “superstar whisky that gives us all a reason to live”. Of the 29 different versions of Tomatin that are reviewed in the whisky bible, only two have a higher score than the Legacy, both of which are 34-years-old and would cost a fortune. The Legacy was a very modest £23.
Here’s Whisky Aficionado on You Tube giving us his thoughts on the Legacy (Feb 2015):