The Highlands based Tomatin Distillery, has announced the launch of the fifth expression in its limited-edition Warehouse 6 Collection.
Tomatin 1978 (47% ABV) is a 42 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which is comprised of two single casks, which after 30 years of maturation were transferred into first fill Oloroso Sherry casks for a further decade of aging.
This latest release in the series, which pays tribute to the Tomatin craftsmen that have been custodians of their whisky for generations, follows on from their 1971, 1972, 1975 and 1977 bottlings.
Ahead of its official release, Tomatin 1978 has been awarded Gold Outstanding at the International Wine and Spirit competition, scoring 98 points and proceeded to win the trophy in the Single Malt Scotch Whisky 26 Years and Over category.
Commenting on the launch, Graham Eunson, Master Distiller at Tomatin, said: “With over forty-two years’ patience comes reward. I am extremely proud of this luxurious single malt. Cask 49541 and 49542 marry together in perfect harmony to produce aromas of stewed fruits, dark maple syrup and bursts of orange peel and bergamot, meeting soft flavours of dark chocolate, warming spices and salted caramel before a long, silky finish. The 1978 is a truly remarkable expression.”
Limited to 350 bottles, Tomatin 1978 will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £3,000.
Posted by Steve Rush