NEW: Travel Retail Range

We are voyaging into the world of duty free having launched a series of new and exclusive whiskies available now in airports across Europe.

World-renowned whisky connoisseur Charles MacLean has already sampled the range and described it as:  "First rate, with an elegant sweet and spicy flavour profile across all the ages." Read on for the whisky details and the full notes from Charles!

Introducing the series is the 8 year old, matured in Bourbon and Sherry casks.  The nose has aromas of vanilla-sweetened baked apples and pears developing into deeper dark fruit flavours, gently balanced with ginger and cinnamon for a sweet and spicy finish. 

  • I Litre
  • 40% alc./vol
  • Bourbon & Sherry

 

CHARLES MACLEAN'S TASTING NOTES:

Amber in colour, with khaki lights. The first impression on the nose is of fruit loaf, with traces of cooking spice and after a while a fugitive hint of white chocolate on a faintly mineralic base. Unreduced, the taste is sweet and surprisingly salty, with a lightly spicy, medium-length finish. A drop of water introduces fruity notes (orange peel, baked pear) and suggestion of pastry (apple pie?). The texture is now smooth and sweet; the spiciness increases (white pepper, ginger?) and the finish is longer.

The Tomatin 12 Year Old is a 1 Litre version of our flagship malt which has an array of accolades including a double gold from the San Francisco World Spirits competition 2016. 

  • 1 Litre
  • 43% alc./vol
  • Bourbon & Sherry

 

CHARLES MACLEAN'S TASTING NOTES:

The colour of sun-bleached mahogany, with vanilla ice cream wafers on the nose initially, soon joined by Virginia tobacco and fruit cake (light simnal cake) – the former lent by from American oak, the latter by European oak. A trace of flower honey hovers in the background. The texture is silky smooth; the first taste sweet, with a trace of salt, leaving the palate clean. A little water introduces oaky notes initially, then baked apples and strawberry jam appear. The taste now becomes sweeter, with white pepper in the warming, spicy finish.

Next up to board the range is the 15 year old, matured in North American Oak.  Light and fresh on the nose, charming citrus fruits are well balanced with emerging honey and toffee flavours, lingering softly on the palate for some time. 

  • 700ml
  • 46% alc./vol
  • American Oak

 

CHARLES MACLEAN'S TASTING NOTES:

A deep golden hue, with bronze lights.  Slight nose-prickle and faintly nose-cooling: fresh and clean over all. At 46% the aroma is quite closed but with a promise of toffee and lilac. Unreduced, the texture is mouth-filling; the taste sweet, with a spicy finish, leaving the palate tingling. At reduced strength the aroma opens only slightly, coyly hinting at oak shavings and Highland toffee. The texture is smooth; the taste sweet, with a hint of salt and a suggestion of spice. An easy drinking malt.

The final expression is a 40 year old malt matured in Oloroso Sherry casks.  According to the distillery this is a smooth and rounded triumph of dark and tropical fruits resulting in a big and fruity finish with just a touch of oak. 

  • 700ml
  • 43% alc./vol
  • Oloroso Sherry

 

CHARLES MACLEAN'S TASTING NOTES:

Bright amber in colour, with Golden Syrup lights. A gloriously mature nose (American oak, ex-Oloroso sherry), with tropical fruits as a top note (pineapple, papaya, banana), with a shake of paprika, scented hand cream in the middle and sandalwood at base, with a suggestion of linseed oil. The texture is unctuous, and lively for its age. The taste is sweet overall, with a trace of salt and a long, warming spicy finish. Ripe peach in the aftertaste.