Tomatin Makes Changes to its Core Range 14 Year Old Port Finish and 1988 Vintage | 26th April 2014
Port finishes added to Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range
The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd has announced a change to the line-up of its core range of single malts. A 14 year old Port Wood Finish and a batch release 1988 vintage are being introduced, while the 15 year old and 30 Year Old expressions will be removed.
The 14 Year Old Port Wood Finish has spent around 13 years in the finest Bourbon oak barrels, with a further year in specially selected Portuguese port pipes which had previously held Tawny port for between 30 and 40 years. The result is an excellent dram which is soft and smooth with a port-influenced sweetness.
The 1988 vintage also takes on an element of port with its contents having been vatted from ex-bourbon and ex-port casks, resulting in a sweet yet surprisingly fresh dram. Presented in a wooden box with its own certificate, this expression will be released in batches, the first batch offering 2500 bottles.
These two new expressions join the brand’s non-aged “Legacy” - matured in a combination of Bourbon and Virgin Oak casks - and the 12 and 18 Year Olds, both finished in Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks. The 12 Year Old is now being sold at 43% alc./vol. in all markets (increased from 40%).
Tomatin Distillery - Stephen Bremner
Stephen Bremner, sales director, said: “In recent years we have really started to make our mark in the single malt market with recognition for the high quality whisky on offer from the Tomatin Distillery. Most recently in March 2014 we were awarded Gold for Legacy and our 12 Year Old, and Double Gold for our 18 Year Old at the San Francisco Spirits Competition. I am confident these two new expressions will sit nicely within the range and, most importantly, will be enjoyed by our customers.”
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Tomatin 1988 Vintage | Comments and Tasting Notes
The Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range has always offered a wide range of flavours with its variety of wood finishes including Sherry, Bourbon and, more recently, Virgin Oak.
Along with our new 14 Year Old Port Wood Finish, we are delighted to announce the addition of a 1988 Vintage expression to our core range. This expression will be released in batches.
The contents have been vatted from a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Port casks.
Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon casks and Port pipes
Strength: 46% alc./vol.
Availability: Batch 1 (2500 bottles) available worldwide from April 2014, permanent addition to core range
Price: RRP £159.99 per 70cl bottle / $250 per 75cl bottle
This whisky is sweet and fresh - a delicious whisky which, on the nose, smells like breakfast in a glass!
AROMA - Strawberry jam, honey glazed ham, Cantaloupe melon, freshly squeezed orange juice.
PALATE - Sweet with buttery notes; candy floss, Victoria sponge. Red fruits, eucalyptus, mint, coconut. Fading smoke.
FINISH - Fresh with lots of depth.
Tomatin | 14 Year Old | Comments and Tasting Notes
The Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range has always offered a wide range of flavours with its variety of wood finishes including Sherry, Bourbon and, more recently, Virgin Oak. We are delighted to introduce a new flavour to the range;
Port Wood Finish. Having spent around 13 years in the finest Bourbon oak barrels, this whisky has spent a year in specially selected Portuguese port pipes which had previously held Tawny port for between 30 and 40 years. The result is an excellent dram which is soft and smooth with a port-influenced sweetness.
Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Port pipes
Strength: 46% alc./vol.
Availability: April 2014, permanent addition to core range
Price: RRP £48.99 per 70cl bottle / $55 per 75cl bottle
This whisky is soft and smooth with significant sweet influence from the port casks. After spending time maturing in traditional oak casks, it spends the last year of its maturation exclusively in port pipes.
Honeydew melon, red berries, baked apples. Rich toffee, butterscotch. Sweet honey and bitter dark chocolate.
PALATE - Fruit and nut. Peaches, apricots, mango and plum. Mixed Walnut and Pecan.
FINISH - Smooth fruit salad which lingers on the palate.
More details at www.tomatin.com.
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