Highland distillery Tomatin has introduced its first travel retail exclusive single malt Scotch whisky aged 45 years.
Bottled at 41.5% ABV, the 70cl limited edition has an RRP of £7,500 (€8,500). Only 250 individually numbered bottles are available worldwide.
The new whisky has been gently matured in a Spanish Oloroso sherry casks for more than 45 years, before being bottled in early 2023 at natural strength, natural colour, and non-chill filtered.
The result is a tropical spirit on the nose, followed by a wave of summer berries and cherry, giving way to a dryness in the form of freshly roasted coffee beans.
On the palate, a mix of dried tropical fruits develop, building to a burst of tangy Sanguinello blood orange, salted caramel chocolate, and a hint of herbal bitters. The subtle influence of the sherry cask comes through lightly at the end.
A robust yet complex single malt
Tomatin’s new premium aged statement is presented in a custom-made Glencairn crystal decanter, topped with a golden stopper and encased in a striking, high-gloss wooden box. Each pack comes with a bespoke metal certificate, signed by Master Distiller Graham Eunson.
The packaging’s colour palette of dark chocolate browns and gold showcases Tomatin’s new luxury style for its premium range, while the colours subtly reference the distillery’s Highland landscape.
The curved doors and etchings on the wooden box are meant to evoke the rolling hills which surround the distillery, and the spirit travelling up the stills.
Eunson commented: “This is a remarkable moment for the distillery, as we reveal the latest premium aged-statement single malt whisky in our portfolio. Our 45 Year Old is a robust but complex single malt with a varied tasting profile that combines succulent fruit flavours with smooth, salty caramel, and a light sherry influence. Its rarity makes it perfect for a truly special occasion and is the ideal addition for global collectors.”
He added: “Tomatin’s history tells a great story of craftsmanship and the perseverance of Highland whisky-making, and our 45 Year Old is a testament to this heritage.”