From the desk of
HEAD OF SPIRITS, FINE+RARE
After sampling this at Monday's London Whisky Show, I am very excited to have access to Batch 1 of the newly released Tomatin 30 Year Old. Available at £240 per bottle in bond, this is one of the most keenly priced 30 year old malts currently on the market.
Tomatin Distillery has quickly become a favourite of mine (as well as many F+R customers) as a result of the distillery's decision to refocus their efforts on distillery-bottled single malt expressions. This latest expression is sure to be another runaway success, displaying the Tomatin house style of a lighter Highland malt, with a touch of fruitiness and freshness alongside a spicy character.
All bottles within Batch 1 are individually numbered, with a limited release of just3,000 bottles. So whether your focus is drinking or collecting, it will be fascinating to compare how this first batch and subsequent ones differ - although I expect all to show incredible balance and maturity.
The Tomatin 30 Year Old is matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon (75%) andtraditional oak casks (25%), resulting in "fresh aromas of fruits, honey and white chocolate with an elegantly rich and creamy finish". It is an outstanding example of Scotch whisky, and one of the most enjoyable malts I have tried in the last few months.
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