Thursday, January 16, 2020


The Tomatin Distillery, has announced the launch of the latest expression in its limited-edition Warehouse 6 Collection.

Tomatin Warehouse 6 Collection: The 1977 (49% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which is the distillery’s first to be matured in a French Sauternes wine hogshead.

Tomatin Warehouse 6 Collection: The 1977

This latest release which was distilled on September 23rd 1977, follows on from its 1971, 1972 and 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection bottlings, and has spent its life maturing in Warehouse 6; a traditional dunnage style warehouse, under the watchful eye of several generations of the distillery workers.

The Sauternes cask, is said to have influenced the whisky over time, resulting in a luxurious fruit led expression, that dances across the palate for a gloriously long finish.

Commenting on the launch, Graham Eunson, Distillery Operations Director at Tomatin, said: “Of the thousands of casks held at Tomatin, we’ve only ever acquired a handful of Sauternes wine casks. Using any one of them, even for one of our oldest and most valuable whiskies wasn’t a decision we made lightly; we knew from the start that it could be difficult to impart the flavours of the wine cask to the whisky without overwhelming it. Despite the immense challenge, I’m pleased to say that our team has produced a truly exceptional whisky that includes notes of apricot, peach, sweet honeysuckle and spice, all enticed from the Sauternes cask’s influence.”

Limited to 390 bottles, Tomatin Warehouse 6 Collection: The 1977, will be available later this month from selected specialist retailers, for a RRP of £3000.00.

Posted by Steve Rush