Highland distillery Tomatin has launched a limited-edition 45-year-old single malt.
The 45 Years Old will launch exclusively in global travel retail, with 250 individually numbered bottles available worldwide for a recommended price of £7,500.
The whisky was matured in an oloroso sherry cask and has been bottled at 41.5% ABV without chill filtration or added colour. It is presented in a bespoke Glencairn crystal decanter with a gold stopper, encased in a high-gloss wooden presentation box. Each pack also comes with a metal certificate signed by Tomatin’s master distiller Graham Eunson.
The result is a tropical spirit on the nose which is followed by a wave of summer berries and cherry before a dryness emerges in the form of freshly roasted coffee beans.
On the palate, a mix of dried tropical fruits develops before a burst of tangy Sanguinello blood orange, salted caramel chocolate, and a hint of herbal bitters.
A satin-like texture cloaks the palate with dried tropical fruits and tangy citrus, followed by the subtle influence of the sherry cask which comes through lightly at the end.
Premium aged statement is presented in an exquisite, custom-made Glencairn crystal decanter with a golden stopper, and is encased in a striking high gloss wooden box.
In hues of dark chocolate browns and gold, the packaging showcases our new luxury style for our premium range. The colours make subtle reference to the distillery’s Highland landscape, while curved doors and etchings on the wooden box represent the rolling hills which surround the distillery and the spirit travelling up the stills.
Each pack comes with a bespoke metal certificate, signed by Master Distiller Graham Eunson, as he passes on guardianship to each of the new owners.
Graham Eunson, Master Distiller said:
“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 the ideal addition for global collectors.
“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.”