Friday, October 25, 2019


The Tomatin Distillery, has announced the launch of its second Decades bottling, a marriage of 21 casks, selected from key years throughout the last five decades.

Tomatin Decades II (46% ABV) was matured in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry and re-charred French oak casks.
Tomatin Decades II

Decades II, is said to combine some of the best whisky from Tomatin’s history, with each decade contributing to its flavour profile; Refill bourbon hogsheads from the 1970s, first fill oloroso sherry butts from the 1980s, first fill bourbon barrels from the 1990s, re-charged verdejo wine barrels from the 2000s, and second fill French oak barrels from the 2010s.

This latest release which follows on from the original Decades bottling in 2011, is said to deliver notes of Christmas cake, maple syrup, fresh red berries and tropical fruits.

Commenting on the launch, Graham Eunson, Distillery Operations Director at Tomatin, said: “Balancing the flavour profiles of just a few casks can be a real challenge, so to marry five decades of Tomatin whisky in such a way that each cask compliments the next is a testament to the team, both those who work at Tomatin today and those that worked at Tomatin before us, who distilled and laid down some of the casks we’ve used. We’ve been the custodians of exceptional Scotch for generations, and that care and experience is really showcased by Decades II.”

Limited to 3,600 bottles, Tomatin Decades II, will be available later this month, from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £175.00.

Posted by Steve Rush