Tomatin launches £10,000 50-year-old whisky

Dec 17, 2018by Melita Kiely

Highland Scotch whisky distillery Tomatin has released just 70 bottles of its oldest expression to date – a 50-year-old single malt priced at £10,000 (US$12,595).

Tomatin 50 Year Old was distilled on 24 November 1967 and has been aged in a first-fill oloroso Sherry butt, cask number 35817. The whisky has an abv of 45.3% and has been bottled in a hand-blown Glencairn crystal decanter, encased inside an Italian-crafted wooden box that has been finished with Italian leather. Each box comes with an individually numbered book, signed by distillery manager Graham Eunson, as well as a leather carry bag. Tomatin 50 Year Old is available from specialist retailers in the UK. Tasting notes for the whisky include orchard apples, pears and plums on the nose, leading to flavours of tropical fruits, dried apricots, vanilla toffee, crème caramel, raisins and spice on the palate. Eunson said: “This dignified expression is elegant and flavourful – a complex whisky with layers of taste sensations to delight the senses. “Those privy to a taste of this whisky can expect warming spices, which are mellowed by lashings of manuka honey.” Earlier this year, Tomatin replaced its 1988 vintage with a 30-year-old whisky as part of its core range of single malts.