Today we are pleased to announce the release of our highly anticipated single malt, Tomatin 50 Year Old, distilled on 24th November 1967. Following 50 years of maturation here at Tomatin Distillery, cask number 35817 has been bottled in its most natural form yielding just 70 special bottles at 45.3% abv.
Stephen Bremner, our Managing Director, said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Tomatin’s oldest expression – the Tomatin 50 Year Old. This special expression has been quietly resting for half a century, and it is wonderful to see it presented in all its glory.”
It is our local pride that made this bottling possible. It’s our people and our passion that shine through in our whisky. At the time of writing, our 25 distillery men hold over 390 years’ experience at Tomatin Distillery. This bottle of Tomatin 50 Year Old is a testament to our dedication, it was distilled with pride.
Finished in a first fill Oloroso Sherry Butt, this exceptional whisky is securely encased within an individually numbered, handblown Glencairn crystal decanter. The decanter is luxuriously presented within a striking Italian crafted wooden box, furnished with soft, premium Italian leather. Sealed with a wooden transit cork, an engraved, solid brass and gold plated glass stopper is also provided. Each box comes with an individually-numbered book, hand-signed by Distillery Manager, Graham Eunson. Finally, a premium leather carry bag completes the presentation.
The Tomatin 50 Year Old delivers a myriad of rich and complex flavours. On the nose, aromas of freshly felled oak in an orchard of apples, pears and plums can be expected. Once on the palate, it releases bursts of exotic tropical fruits and dried apricots, sweetened with flavours of vanilla toffee, crème caramel and flame raisins. Spice and fruits balance perfectly, providing a luxurious and velvety finish.
Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager at Tomatin, said: “This dignified expression is elegant and flavourful – a complex whisky with layers of taste sensations to delight the senses. Those privy to a taste of this whisky can expect warming spices which are mellowed by lashings of Manuka honey.”
The Tomatin 50 Year Old is our distillery’s oldest expression and is expected to retail at £10,000 for a 70cl bottle in the UK within specialist retailers.
Please enjoy our short film featuring archive footage of the distillery in the 1960’s, as well as flickers of footage from the era.