The first release of this refined and rare collection of Tomatin single malt was filled on August 7, 1971, and was soon singled out as special. Lying undisturbed in Warehouse 6 the precious spirit gently matured in a hand-selected Spanish Oloroso Sherry cask, developing natural, subtle fruit tones. Time – indeed four and a half decades of watchful waiting by the cask’s custodians – has seen this exclusive expression instilled with great depth and rich flavours.
Forty-four years after it was declared extraordinary by his forebears, distillery manager, Graham Eunson, believes Cask No. 30041 to be at its peak.
Distillation Date: 7th August 1971
Cask Number: 30041
Cask Type: Spanish Oloroso Sherry
Bottling Date: 16th May 2016
Strength: 45.8% alc./vol.
Number of Bottles: 252
Release Date: 30th June 2016
In perfect harmony, aromas of almond, plum, ginger cake and marzipan merge with warm flavours of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee and winter fruits before a rich, refined, lingering finish.
The luxury wooden box includes a display plinth holding a hand-blown crystal decanter and two crystal tumblers, supplied by Scottish company Glencairn Crystal. The solid copper stopper and copper decoration are supplied by Scottish Silver.