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New Tomatin whiskies

November 12th, 2009

I was just with Douglas Campbell, Master Distiller of Tomatin distillery. He stopped by at the Malt Advocate office and dropped off samples of two new Tomatin whiskies.

The first one is a 15 year old, aged in used bourbon casks. The second one is a revamped 18 year old. It has additional sherry cask aging, and it’s also bottled at a higher strength (46%) versus the standard 43%.

The entire line’s packaging was also upgraded.

So, the regular line-up now consists of a 12 & 18 yr. old with some sherry cask aging, and a 15 & 25 yr. old, aged in used bourbon casks.

There will also be some special vintage bottlings coming up, which I’ll let you know about when I get more information.

4 Responses to “New Tomatin whiskies”

  1. Sounds great! I’ll be visiting the Tomatin distillery in early January and so hope to taste through the line-up then. Yes, I know, this isn’t exactly peak tourist season for Scotland; but every time I find myself in the UK, I simply make time and go. 😉

  2. John Hansell says:

    Joshua, I am the same way. I actually enjoy the off-season the best while in Scotland.

  3. Tim M says:

    Hey John.

    Can we expect tasting notes on the new vs “old” Tomatin?

    Also, separate note, just received a Signatory Laphroaig 18 from Binnys, have you seen it? Plan to crack it on Friday.



  4. John Hansell says:

    Tim M: Absolutely! I already tasted the old 18 next to the new 18 informally last night. Formal reviews will follow in due time.

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