Today, 8th June 2022, is the 125th anniversary of Tomatin Distillery (officially that is, of course we know whisky making here at Tomatin dates back to around the 15th century) and we’ve announced the release of not one, but two new limited edition expressions. Both of these releases are being bottled this week and will be available soon.
The first is a rare 1993 single malt Scotch Whisky cask, which was personally selected by our Master Distiller, Graham Eunson. Similar to the type of cask that would have been used in 1897, the year our distillery opened, this is a great example of a whisky that takes time to open up. Deep and rich, the nose is initially very soft then, on the palate, it surges with flavour from the Oloroso Sherry cask it has been matured in.
The second expression is an exclusive 50 year old single cask, which is being bottled today in its most natural form – yielding just 125 special bottles, one for each year of the distillery’s existence. Presented beautifully in a handblown Glencairn Crystal decanter and luxury box, it is accompanied with a limited edition, hand-numbered book signed by Graham Eunson. In true celebratory fashion, this single malt is elegantly sweet, bursting with aroma – dried tropical fruits are first to greet the nose before a mix of nuts, dark chocolate and honey.
These two limited single casks accompany a special limited edition carton which has been produced for our longest-standing malt within our core range, the multi-award winning 12 Year Old, which has been designed by Scottish illustrator Emily Hogarth.
Our Master Distiller, Graham Eunson, said, “Here at Tomatin, we are incredibly proud of the thriving community we have built around the inimitable craft of whisky making. The distillery is a very special place and, even after 125 years, remains committed to producing the finest quality whisky that Scotland can be proud of.”
“These two, rare and unique whiskies are the perfect expressions to celebrate our special anniversary. Together with the limited edition carton produced for our 12 Year Old, we have a great collection of whiskies representing the wide assortment of whisky created here at Tomatin to celebrate our 125 year old story.”
Founded in 1897 by John MacDougall, born and bred in Tomatin in the 1800s, Tomatin is located in the Scottish Highlands near Inverness. We have become world renowned for our portfolio of soft and mellow whiskies, including a core range, a limited-edition range and a prestige archive range.
We have been dedicated to protecting our craft, our environment and particularly our community, which is at the very heart of our brand. Many of the craftsman working on site have been doing so their entire working lives – all working towards producing a wide range of single malts, beloved across the world.
Today we will be raising a dram to our decicated workforce and those who came before. 🥃