Tomatin Five Virtues, is a collection of five whiskies, which are said to draw their inspiration and take their names from the elements; Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
|Tomatin Five Virtues|
Each of the bottlings are said to be distinct in complexity and character; Wood has been aged in French, American and Hungarian oak casks, while Fire is matured in heavily charred oak, simulating fresh vanilla flavours.
Earth exhibits rich and intense peaty flavours as a consequence of maturing in peat-dried malted barley casks and Metal is expressed by the distillery's 12 copper stills. Completing the series, Water is distinguished by its naturally pure soft water from the Alt-na-Frith burn, which is drawn year-round but employs a winter-distilled spirit to enrich the final flavour.
Commenting on the launch, Jennifer Masson, Tomatin Marketing Manager, said: "As our brand grows we are increasingly inspired by global concepts and the Five Virtues series was born out of this inspiration. We wanted to release a creative limited edition series focussing on the effects of different cask maturations, while linking it to a wider concept. That is something that we have achieved with Five Virtues and we are incredibly proud to be launching the series onto the market this month."
All five expressions have been bottled at 46% ABV, and each are limited to a run of 6,000 bottles.
Tomatin Five Virtues - Wood and Fire expressions will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £49.99. The Earth, Metal and Water expressions will be released later this year.
Posted by Steve Rush