Tomatin releases limited-edition 45 Year Old single malt whisky

Award-winning Highland distillery, Tomatin, has unveiled a new limited-edition 45Year Old single malt whisky.

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Published: 26/03/2023

Award-winning Highland distillery, Tomatin, has unveiled a new limited-edition 45Year Old single malt whisky.

Available from 27th March through airports and global travel retail outlets, with only 250 individually numbered bottles available worldwide, this is the first time the distillery has released a 45 Year Old in travel retail.

Bottled at 41.5% ABV, it is available in a 70cl with a RRP of £7,500 (€8,500).

The extraordinary whisky has been gently matured in a Spanish Oloroso sherry cask for more than 45 years before being bottled in early 2023 at natural strength, natural colour, and non-chill filtered.

The result is a tropical spirit on the nose which is followed by a wave of summer berries and cherry before a dryness emerges in the form of freshly roasted coffee beans.

On the palate, a mix of dried tropical fruits develop before a burst of tangy Sanguinello blood orange, salted caramel chocolate, and a hint of herbal bitters.

A satin-like texture cloaks the palate with dried tropical fruits and tangy citrus, followed by the subtle influence of the sherry cask which comes through lightly at the end.

Tomatin’s latest premium aged statement is presented in an exquisite, custom-made Glencairn crystal decanter with a golden stopper, and is encased in a striking high gloss wooden box.

In hues of dark chocolate browns and gold, the packaging showcases Tomatin’s new luxury style for its premium range. The colours make subtle reference to the distillery’s Highland landscape, while curved doors and etchings on the wooden box represent the rolling hills which surround the distillery and the spirit travelling up the stills.

Each pack comes with a bespoke metal certificate, signed by Master Distiller Graham Eunson, as he passes on guardianship to each of the new owners.

Graham Eunson, Master Distiller at Tomatin Distillery, said:

"This is a remarkable moment for the distillery, as we reveal the latest premium aged-statement single malt whisky in our portfolio.

“Our 45 Year Old is a robust but complex single malt with a varied tasting profile that combines succulent fruit flavours with smooth, salty caramel, and a light sherry influence. Its rarity makes it perfect for a truly special occasion and the ideal addition for global collectors.

“Tomatin’s history tells a great story of craftsmanship and the perseverance of Highland whisky-making, and our 45 Year Old is a testament to this heritage.”

Whisky production has been central to the way of life in Tomatin since the 15th century, with the first formal distillery established in 1897. Located in the Scottish Highlands (near Inverness), Tomatin is famous for its portfolio of soft and mellow whiskies, including a core range, a limited-edition range and a premium archive range.

Today, the local landscape and community remain at the heart of the brand, with many of the distillery’s craftspeople working at Tomatin for their entire working lives.

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