PR: Tomatin 50yo – die bisher älteste Originalabfüllung

Die Superlative geben sich so kurz vor Weihnachten die Hand. Heute stellt Tomatin seine erste 50-jährige Abfüllung vor. Nur 70 Glencairn Decanter in edler Holzbox gibt es davon und der Ladenpreis wird wohl bei ca. 10.000.- Pfund liegen. Aber der Tomatin 50yo ist auch die bisher älteste Abfüllung, die direkt von der Destillerie kommt.

Tomatin 50yo

  • Tomatin, 50yo, D: 24.11.67, SC #35817, CS, ncf, nca, 45.3%, 70 Flaschen, ca. 10.000.- GBP

ncf = no chill-filtration (keine Kältefiltration), nca = no color added (ohne Zusatz von Zuckerkulör), CS = Cask Strength (Fassstärke), SC = Single Cask (Einzelfass), UVP = unverbindliche Preisempfehlung, D: destilliert

Ein kleiner Blick in die Whiskybase gibt Aufschluss darüber, dass es bisher nur 45-jährige Abfüllungen von unabhängigen Abfüller gab. Allerdings auch deutlich günstiger. Diese Flasche ist für sehr wohlhabende Kunden gedacht. Den bisher ältesten Tomatin in Originalabfüllung gab es 2016 – einen 44-jährigen aus 1971 für 2.500.- GBP: NdW26|16.

(Pressemitteilung, Tomatin/McFrank)


Tomatin, the award-winning Highland whisky distillery, has today (Monday 17th December) announced the release of its highly anticipated single malt, the Tomatin 50 Year Old, distilled on 24th November 1967.

Following 50 years of maturation at the distillery, the deep-honey coloured expression has been bottled in its most natural form, yielding just 70 special bottles at 45.3% abv.

Stephen Bremner, Managing Director of Tomatin, said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Tomatin’s oldest expression – the Tomatin 50 Year Old. This special expression has been quietly resting for half a century,  and it is wonderful to see it presented in all its glory.

The whisky, finished in a first fill Oloroso Sherry Butt, cask number 35817, is encased within an individually numbered, handblown Glencairn crystal decanter. The decanter is luxuriously presented within a striking Italian crafted wooden box, furnished with soft, premium Italian leather. Sealed with a wooden transit cork, an engraved, solid brass gold-plated and glass stopper is also provided. Each box comes with an individually-numbered book, hand-signed by Distillery Manager, Graham Eunson. Finally, a premium leather carry bag completes the presentation.

The Tomatin 50 Year Old delivers a myriad of rich and complex flavours. On the nose, aromas of freshly felled oak in an orchard of apples, pears and plums can be expected. Once on the palate, it releases bursts of exotic tropical fruits and dried apricots, sweetened with flavours of vanilla toffee, crème caramel and flame raisins. Spice and fruits balance perfectly, providing a luxurious and velvety finish.

Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager at Tomatin, said: “This dignified expression is elegant and flavourful – a complex whisky with layers of taste sensations to delight the senses. Those privy to a taste of this whisky can expect warming spices which are mellowed by lashings of Manuka honey.

The Tomatin 50 Year Old is the distillery’s oldest expression and is expected to retail at £10,000 for a 70cl bottle in the UK within specialist retailers.