Maturing - Explore No.41 - 11.11.2018
I had a recent holiday up to Scotland, and it took three basic forms, Whisky, Seafood and Photography.
This is a shot of some maturing whisky at Tomatin, and my interest here was aroused because I have a bottle from 1984 (Bottle no.45 from cask 6207 - the bottle is individually numbered). Tomatin is a Highland single malt and is situated outside of the village of Tomatin, south of Inverness and has been there since 1897.
The numbers on the barrels denote the year it was casked, the second number is the barrel identity which is entered into a ledger and the different colour lids denote how many times the barrel has been used. The majority of whiskies are ex- American Bourbon cask matured, however, distillers do use others such as sherry cask, or Port casks.
I left with a very nice 18-year old which had been aged in oak casks and then finished off in Oloroso Sherry Casks.