Tomatin 50 Year Old presented
It is the oldest bottling of the Highland distillery
Just one week before Christmas, Tomatin offers its fans the opportunity to make themselves a very special Christmas present: With a Tomatin 50 yo the distillery releases the oldest bottling in its portfolio. If you want to buy one of only 70 bottles, you have to dig deep into your pocket: £10,000 is the price for this 5-decades-old single malt whisky, launched in the UK.
On 24th November 1967, this Tomatin was distilled and now after 50 years it was bottled with the remaining cask strength of 45.3% ABV. "Finished in a first fill Oloroso Sherry Butt" we learn from the press release. The whisky was stored in a fresh Oloroso sherry barrel with the number 35817 at the end, but there is no information where it spent its maturation time before.
No question: a noble whisky needs a noble packaging and Tomatin presents its 50 years-old single malt whisky in a handmade Glencairn glass decanter and a luxurious Italian wooden box furnished with soft leather. If you decide to open the decanter, you can then replace the transport cork with a high-quality glass stopper.
Official tasting notes for the Tomatin 50 year old
Aromas of freshly felled oak in an orchard of apples, pears and plums can be expected
Bursts of exotic tropical fruits and dried apricots, sweetened with flavours of vanilla toffee, crème caramel and flame raisins
Spice and fruits balance perfectly, providing a luxurious and velvety finish
Pictures: Tomatin Distillery