Launched as a tribute to the long-serving distillery employees, Highland distillery, Tomatin, has unveiled a brand new beautiful restricted version single malt whisky named “Many years II”. Restricted to only three,600 bottles, the distinctive expression is a intelligent mixture of 21 casks, chosen from key years all through the final 5 a long time.
At present, Tomatin is without doubt one of the UK’s fastest-growing whisky manufacturers and ranks throughout the high 10 single malt manufacturers within the USA.
With time spent maturing in a mixture of conventional Scotch whisky, ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry and re-charred French oak casks from the final 50 years, Many years II is a wealthy and complicated expression. Preliminary bursts of fruits give technique to hints of candy pastry and wooden shavings, and aromas of each cooked fruits and floral coconut tones. The exceptional expression has notes of Christmas cake, maple syrup and recent crimson berries, resulting in tropical fruits, forward of a protracted waxy, tropical end.
As with the unique Many years expression, launched in 2011 to mark the lifetime dedication of the earlier Distillery Supervisor, Douglas Campbell, Many years II combines a number of the greatest whisky from Tomatin’s historical past, with every decade contributing a brand new flavour sensation:
The 1970s – Refill bourbon hogsheads: distilled on 23/02/1973, 10/07/1975 and 23/09/1977.
Many years II’s strong flavour started by maturing in refill hogshead barrels. The malt has taken on little or no oak affect, which has allowed the air and liquid within the casks to work together and develop a wide selection of tropical fruit flavours.
The 1980s – Completed in first-fill oloroso sherry butts: distilled on 02/12/1988.
This 80s malt is good, recent and has been completed for over three years in first-fill Oloroso Sherry Butts, leading to a whisky harking back to aged Cognac. It enhances the fruity notes of the earlier casks by contributing tones of aged leather-based, polished oak and darkish roast espresso to the completed expression.
The 1990s – First fill bourbon barrels: distilled on 04/10/1995.
Though properly into its twenties, the traits of golden syrup and freshly baked pastries assist make this daring malt stand as much as the older casks. The usage of first-fill Bourbon Barrels provides refined spices and a layer of total heat to the expression, in addition to being the supply of Many years II’s lengthy, waxy end.
The 2000s – Recharred verdejo wine barrels: distilled on 28/01/2000 and 05/06/2009.
Submit-2000 – Tomatin started to experiment with a greater variety of casks. The malt used from the 2000s onwards has been matured in Verdejo wine casks which have been re-charred to harness the complete affect of the French oak. This flavour journey compliments the addition of the 1990s bourbon cask, including further notes of spice in addition to a sweetness to the malt.
The 2010s – Second fill French oak barrels: distilled on 14/03/2013.
The younger Tomatin from this second fill cask imparts the improbable distillery character to Many years II. Recent inexperienced fruits and malty traits are on the fore with refined spices and toffee within the background, leading to a vivacious malt to stability the flavours of the older casks.
Tomatin Many years II – The place and How?
Tomatin Many years II is bottled at 46%alc./vol and is priced at £175.
For extra info on Tomatin Many years II whisky, go to www.tomatin.com/decades-ii.
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