Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery near Inverness in Scotland, has unveiled its 50-Year-Old whisky which was distilled back in November 1967.
Following 50 years of maturation, the deep-honey coloured expression has been bottled in its most natural form, delivering just 70 exclusive bottles, which will each be on sale with a price tag of £10,000.
The whisky is the distillery’s oldest expression, and is finished in a first fill Oloroso Sherry Butt, cask 35817, and is encased within an individually numbered, hand-blown Glencairn crystal decanter. The decanter is luxuriously presented within a striking Italian crafted wooden box, furnished with soft, premium Italian leather. Sealed with a wooden transit cork, an engraved, solid brass gold-plated and glass stopper is also provided. Each box comes with an individually-numbered book, hand-signed by Distillery Manager, Graham Eunson. Finally, a premium leather carry bag completes the presentation.
The Tomatin 50 Year Old delivers a myriad of rich and complex flavours. On the nose, aromas of freshly felled oak in an orchard of apples, pears and plums can be expected. Once on the palate, it releases bursts of exotic tropical fruits and dried apricots, sweetened with flavours of vanilla toffee, crème caramel and flame raisins. Spice and fruits balance perfectly, providing a luxurious and velvety finish.
Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager at Tomatin, 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.”
The Tomatin 50-Year-Old is expected to retail at £10,000 for a 70cl bottle in the UK at specialist retailers.
Tomatin 50-Year-Old – Key facts:
- Cask: 35817
- Cask type: 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
- Strength: 45.3% abv
- Distilled: 24th November 1967
- Transferred: 22nd May 2012
- Bottled on: 20th September 2018
- Number of bottles available: 70
Tomatin 50 Year Old – Where and How?
For more information on the Tomatin 50 Year Old, visit www.tomatin.com.