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Tomatin releases limited-edition expressions

Highland distiller Tomatin has announced the release of two limited-edition expressions; a 2009 Caribbean Rum Finish and 2006 Amontillado Sherry Finish.

The 2009 Caribbean Rum expression was initially matured for nine years in traditional Scotch oak casks before a one year finish in first fill Caribbean rum barrels.Tomatin 2009 Caribbean Rum Cask

This distinctive maturation is the distillery’s second release using Caribbean rum barrels, having previously released a limited expression in 2016. The expression is non-chill filtered and with natural colour, and the limited run has produced 7,200 70cl bottles (46% ABV) of this 10-years-old whisky, available world-wide and set to retail at £49.

The 2006 Amontillado Sherry similarly spent nine years maturing in traditional Scotch oak casks, before a three year finish in first fill Amontillado sherry butts. The 12-years-old, non-chill filtered and natural coloured limited-edition expression has a limited of run of 5,400 70cl bottles (46% ABV) available globally, priced at £60.

Graham Eunson, distillery operations director at Tomatin, says: “Our dedication to the continuous development of Tomatin single malt has been reflected in our growth and recent award wins. We are constantly striving to produce exceptional expressions that appeal to our existing customers and a wider audience. The array of tropical notes, sweet mixed spices and rich sherry infusions will hopefully entice a range of enthusiasts to sample the new products.”

Both expressions are available to purchase from specialist retailers.

6 September 2019 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editor