Tomatin Launches Limited Edition Fifteen Year Old – Scotch Whisky News

Tomatin Distillery has announced the launch of a limited edition brand extension to the Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range.

The new release is an exceptionally high quality spirit which has been matured for over 15 years in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Tempranillo wine casks. It was agreed that 52% was the optimum strength for achieving the perfect balance between flavour, body and overall mouth feel. The result is a whisky which is dominated by deep fruity aromas softened by a sweet candy flavour with a long lasting and very creamy finish.

Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager, explains how this new edition came to be: “I’ve always found the interaction between the casks and the whisky fascinating and this expression of Tomatin is no exception.

The intensity of the wine casks is gently softened by the use of second fill ex-bourbons to achieve a perfect balance. The combination of flavours and aromas achieved by the use of these differing casks is fantastic.

There’s always a sense of anticipation and excitement when you experience a potential new whisky for the first time and in this case, those emotions were well justified.”

This product is available now and support communications including a film with Graham Eunson will be available via Tomatin’s social media channels; Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

Available: 3,150 bottles

Distribution: Worldwide

Price: RRP £49.99 per 70cl bottle ($79.99 USA)

TASTING NOTES

Aroma: Deep fruity aromas are dominant with plums, blackberries and fresh grapefruit taking centre stage. Softens with hints of vanilla, tobacco leaves, beeswax and sugar candy.
Palate: The sweet candy flavour plays a major role in the overall structure of this single malt. Like the nose the palate is rewarded with some big fruity flavours – bananas, crunchy green apples and poached pears – which are nicely balanced with the drying tannins and white pepper.
Finish: Once the spiciness subsides the finish is long lasting and very creamy.

NOTES
• The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd is a producer and blender of Scotch whisky, boasting a strong core range of single malt whiskies along with a range of popular blends.
• The Bourbon casks are second fill and the whisky within has matured in them since 1996. The whisky in the Tempranillo casks was originally laid down in 1994 before transferring to theses casks in August 2008, for in excess of 3 years’ finishing in a traditional dunnage warehouse.
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Tomatin 15 year old matured in Bourbon barrels and Tempranillo wine casks

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