Distell-owned Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull is launching two limited edition malts – Tobermory 18-Year-Old Bourbon Cask and Tobermory 20-Year-Old Sherry Cask – the first of six releases that offer purchasers a rare opportunity to win a bottle of its precious Tobermory 42-Year-Old.
The 18-Year-Old, the first of the two releases, is a one-off small batch production that has a light, fresh and floral nose with an oaky, sea salt character and maple syrup notes on the palate. It finishes with a sweet liquorice and cinnamon taste as a result of its maturation in bourbon casks.
Matured for two decades, the second release is the Tobermory 20-Year-Old, which offers a rich, warm nose with a deep rich oak palate. Its Sherry cask maturation gives the malt Christmas spice notes with a lingering sweet, nutty finish.
Exclusively available in Germany, the malts include a collectors’ leaflet with tear-off tabs. Purchasers can collect the tab from each of the six releases in order to enter the draw for a chance to win an exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime malt whisky – Tobermory 42-Year-Old.
The 42-Year-Old is a special release of 650 bottles on sale at £2,500 each. Presented in a bespoke presentation box, the malt is revealed via a rotating door that features an exclusive painting of Tobermory’s colourful, waterfront cottages by renowned island artist Angus Stewart. Available globally with a cask strength of 48.1%, this investment malt is un-chill filtered and natural in colour.
Alison Gibb, global marketing manager for Distell’s Malts Portfolio, says: “As one of the oldest commercial distilleries still in operation, the latest editions offer whisky fans, collectors and connoisseurs alike the chance to experience the taste of our small batch releases.”
21 July 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor
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