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Limited edition packs from Tomatin

The Tomatin Distillery has released a limited edition pack of Tomatin Highland single malt Scotch whisky called Contrast – a comparison of fully matured bourbon and sherry whiskies. The company has also announced the final edition in its Cù Bòcan limited release trilogy.

In each Contrast pack, there are two 350ml bottles each containing a vatting of casks from 1973, 1977, 1988, 1991, 2002 and 2006, with one of the vattings being from ex-bourbon casks and the other from ex-sherry casks. Bottled at 46%abv, both whiskies are non-chill filtered and natural colour, and display greatly contrasting colours and flavours.

Casks from the same six years were selected and vatted by Tomatin’s distillery manager, Graham Eunson: “It is well accepted that up to 70% of the final flavour of Scotch whisky is derived from the cask it was matured in. We wanted to directly compare the effect of different casks on the same whisky - the actual co

ntrast between these two whiskies is far greater than we had anticipated. These are two incredible whiskies which consumers will enjoy comparing side by side in their own home.”

There are 5,400 of this limited edition pack available and it is expected to retail at £99.99.

Cù Bòcan limited edition trilogy

The Bourbon Edition is the third and final release in the trilogy of limited editions showcasing the flavours that make up the standard edition of Cù Bòcan – Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon. The Sherry Edition was released in 2014 and the Virgin Oak Edition earlier this year. Fully matured in First Fill Bourbon casks, this edition is rich and creamy with hints of smoke and sweet citrus.

There are 6,000 bottles available worldwide (except US) and it is expected to retail at £49.99.

29 July 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor