I recently attended a tasting with the Birmingham Whisky Club. I happened to be in Birmingham for work and this coincided. I ended up having a fantastic evening, met some great people and discovered my favourite distillery, Tomatin. And I also had to extend my scoring system!
Tomatin are a Highland distillery with an interesting history including being the largest in Scotland for a time, and were bought by a Japanese corporation in the 80s. Most of the distillate is used for blends including some of their own, but the single malt is beautifully balanced and fruited. All the whiskies start in Makers Mark and Buffalo Trace bourbon casks.