It is with great pride that we celebrate the launch of our latest limited release — The Italian Collection.
This exciting trio of single malt scotch whiskies showcases our craftsmanship at its finest. We’ve masterfully combined our exceptional Highland malt with the aromatic richness of Italian wine casks to create three harmonious profiles.
Initially laid down in December 2010, the whisky in this collection has been gently matured in traditional oak casks for 10 years. We then took it a step further by finishing it in Marsala, Amarone, and Barolo wine casks for an additional two years.
Each type of cask has imparted its unique character into the whisky, resulting in a trio of expressions that pay homage to Italy’s esteemed wine regions.
In the Marsala Edition, you’ll find enticing aromas of panettone and candied lime that open up to a palate filled with the flavours of white chocolate, lemon truffles and hazelnuts. The finish is a sweet citrus melody, accompanied by notes of toasted oak.
The Amarone Edition offers aromas of poached pears and traditional rhubarb and custard sweets. Its palate unfolds to reveal notes of strawberry jam, Turkish delight, and light butter pastry, concluding with a luxuriously rich finish that boasts cinnamon-spiced red apples.
For the Barolo Edition, you’re greeted with aromas of mulled wine and dark chocolate. Your palate will discover spiced mead mingling with cranberry, while an undercurrent of fresh citrus, reminiscent of grapefruit, adds vibrancy. The finish is marked by light tannins and delicate sugared almonds.
The Italian Collection is our third release in the series of country-inspired ranges, all of which reflect our dedication to cask selection and our first-class wood policy.
This collection is a true celebration of both Scotland’s heritage and Italy’s illustrious wine history, which spans over 4,000 years. It also nods to our ‘To What Matters’ brand platform, emphasising the importance of human connection and honouring the legacy of the people and place involved in the creation of our finest Highland whisky.
Scott Adamson, our Blender & Global Brand Ambassador, summed it up beautifully:
“The Italian Collection combines the rich tapestry of Italian wine culture with our elegant Highland single malt whisky. Italy has a historic, unrivalled passion for single malt scotch whisky, so this latest trio of releases, is a tribute to that longstanding relationship with a unique take on our traditional Highland malt.”
“We aimed to capture the essence of Italian wine—its history, nature, landscape, and traditions – and weave it into our whisky, all embodied within a single glass. Each expression in this collection is a testament to the seamless blending of these two worlds, offering a truly exceptional tasting experience for whisky lovers.”
Available now from select specialist retailers worldwide or direct from the Tomatin website.