Highland & Island
New to Tomatin distillery, or know a friend who's a fan? Why not explore further with a cracking little tasting pack. This contains three different miniature single malt whiskies from the Tomatin distillery including the 12 Year Old, 18 Year Old and Legacy release. A great introduction to this fine distillery.
After the search in 2011 to find what was once the old Wolfburn distillery, the only discovery was the water supply to the original site after 150 years of neglect. In March 2016, the new Wolfburn distillery released its first single malt whisky produced using pot still distillation. The spirit is double distilled before being matured in Spanish and American oak casks. A light,…
A new addition for 2017 to the Wolfburn range, the most northerly mainland Scotch whisky distillery. The Morven is a lightly peated expression (10 ppm) aged in 2nd fill and Quarter cask ex -Bourbon casks giving us a youthful yet flavoursome smoky spirit. It’s bottled at 46% ABV and at natural colour.
The second in Wolfburn's Kylver series features a rune meaning 'aurochs' (a now-extinct breed of cattle) proudly on the label. A youthful whisky, it's matured in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and a second-fill Oloroso sherry butt with only 1450 bottles released.
The second small batch release from this new distillery that is now the most northern on the mainland,Wolfburn. This is an unpeated single malt that has been matured in smaller, fresh bourbon barrels. Bottled at 46% ABV with only 6,000 bottles released.
Wolfburn distillery is one of the more exciting of the new distilleries - well, technically it’s not new, it has merely been reopened (after a gap of 160 years i may add) and now the most northern distillery on the mainland of Scotland.Batch 128 released in May 2017 is a small batch release of 6,000 bottles. It’s a lightly peated (10 ppm) offering that has matured in small 100 litre "half-sized" first-fill ex-bourbon casks.
Aurora is made up of whisky drawn from a selection of casks; first fill ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry hogsheads, as well as second fill quarter casks. Impressive stuff from Highland distillery, Wolfburn.
The signature single malt offering from Tullibardine, Sovereign is matured in first fill ex-Bourbon casks for around 8-10 years and displays classic sweet barley, creamy vanilla and floral hints and makes the perfect summer dram.
Tullibardine 228 is finished in casks from the Burgundy region of France which is famous for its Pinot Noir reds and here this south highland single malt has spent time in 228 litre sized casks from Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet after initial ageing in ex-American oak. Expect vibrant red berries and mulled wine spices along with the soft and creamy distillery house style body.
A Sauternes cask finished Whisky from the Tullibardine distillery in the south Highlands. The number refers to the size of the cask used, 225 litre casks from Bordeaux appellation of Sauternes which is a sweet white wine made from late harvest grapes. Expect lots of sweet creamy oak with honey and floral notes.
A light and fresh single cask release from the south highland's Tullibardine distillery bottled by the independent Bartels Whisky company under the "Highland Laird" label. No age statement with only 120 bottles available at natural colour from a refill Bourbon Hogshead.
The first release in Tomatins Five Virtues series which is made up of five elements including Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Wood was matured in French, American and Hungarian oak casks and offers notes of brown sugar, dried fruits and some oak-y spice.
The final release of the "Five Virtues" series of limited releases that were released throughout 2018 and here focusing on the pure and soft "Water" that the distillery uses from the Alt-na-frith burn that runs through the distillery. Aged in a combination of Sherry butts and 2nd fill Ex-Bourbon barrels.
The fourth of the "Five Virtues" series of limited releases that came out during 2018 that focused on different production methods of The Tomatin single malt, here the copper "Metal" stills are the focus and 100% matured in 1st fill Ex-Bourbon casks to demonstrate the definitive Tomatin style.
From Tomatins Five Virtues series, Fire is the second edition and was drawn from casks that were heavily charred. Before charring though, the casks were stripped and re-charred to introduce fresh vanilla flavours from the oak.
Tomatin's Five Virtues range explores Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – and this third edition is the ‘Earth’ expression. It’s a peated whisky - doubly unusual because Tomatin does not make a lot of the stuff, and what they do make they release as part of the black-bottled Cù Bòcan range. This has been matured in refill hogsheads and is a limited edition of 6,000 bottles.
Following on from the Sherry edition, the second release in Tomatins trilogy of experiments comes this virgin oak edition. Matured fully in virgin oak casks Tomatin have showcased the influence of virgin oak combined with their lightly peated single malt range, Cú Bócan. Only 6,000 bottles were released. Keep an eye out for their third and final release in the series of …
Following on from the sherry and virgin oak cask releases from the Cú Bócan range, its now time for abit of bourbon! This one is just as tasty as the previous bunch, subtle sweet peat equip with a cracking bourbon character. Only 6,000 bottles were released.
A whisky introduced to the Tomatin core range in early 2015, cask strength highland single malt whisky! The whisky is matured in a combination of Olorroso sherry casks and bourbon barrels before being bottled at a steep 57.5% ABV, showing off Tomatins raw character and depth. A fruity, punchy, warming single malt whisky that is un chill-filtered from the Tomatin distillery.
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From independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail comes this 1997 Tomatin, aged for 17 years in refill bourbon barrels before being bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range in 2014...
The flagship malt from Tomatin – a 12-year-old Highland single malt, a great value whisky that comes with an age statement is now presented in an even more affordable 20cl size. After being matured in ex-bourbon casks, it’s been finished off in Oloroso Sherry casks, before being bottled at 43% ABV.
Joining the humorous group of Scallywag and Big Peat is Douglas Laings new Timirous Beastie! While the previous malts have focused on Islay and Speyside this malt is a blend purely from Highland whiskies, distillerys such as Dalmore, Glengoyne, Glen Garioch and more. The whisky is bottled at a sturdy 46.8% abv. A pleasent hit of sherry on the nose along with dried Fruits, honey…
A new bottle/package design for this ever reliable release of cask strength Highland malt, bottled at a mighty 57.9% ABV and aged in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks.