Tomatin releases cask maturation trio

by Kristiane Sherry

Highland Scotch malt whisky distillery Tomatin has launched a collection of three new age-statement releases with a focus on “distinctive” cask maturations.

The limited edition trio is said to offer a “punchy medley of exotic flavours”, with all three bottled at 46% abv. A nine-year-old expression, fully matured in Caribbean rum casks, is the first rum release from the distillery. Said to offer aromas of coconut and pineapple and creamy banana and vanilla custard on the palate, the whisky retails at £39.99, with 6,600 bottles available. Next is a 14-year-old whisky finished in red wine barriques, said to offer nosing and tasting notes of red fruit, honey, vanilla spices and punchy fruit jam. 2,436 bottles have been made available at an RRP of £69.99. Finally Tomatin 1995, finished in oloroso Sherry casks, offers notes of “heavy dried fruits, rich Sherry, honeyed oak spice and dark chocolate”. The expression retails at £99.99, with 1,908 bottles released. “Our dedication to continuous development of our products has been reflected in our growth of 60% in branded goods over the past four years,” said Stephen Bremner, Tomatin sales director. “We are constantly striving to experiment and push boundaries with our Tomatin single malt to produce unique creations that appeal to our existing customers and a wider audience.  The array of tropical notes, citrus spices and rich sherry infusions will entice a range of enthusiasts to sample the new products.” Earlier this year, Tomatin Distillery, owned by Japanese firm Takara Shuzo, launched a 44-year-old single cask expression, the first whisky in its new luxury Warehouse 6 Collection.