Tomatin creates Portuguese Collection

Highland distillery Tomatin has released a limited edition range finished in wine casks from Portugal.

The Portuguese Collection comprises The Port Edition, The Moscatel Edition and The Madeira Edition. Each expression is bottled at 46% ABV.

The trio of whiskies was distilled on 8 September 2006 and laid down in traditional oak casks for more than eight years.

On 23 April 2015, the whiskies were transferred into Tawny Port, Moscatel de Setúbal and Madeira wine casks for a further seven years.

Scott Adamson, Tomatin blender and global brand ambassador, said: “Portugal has a great tradition of winemaking and is particularly well renowned for its characterful fortified wines.

“We wanted to take some of that incredible aroma, taste and mouthfeel and combine it with the unique flavours of Tomatin to create something outstanding ­– worthy of the gifting season and special occasions.”

The Port Edition offers an aroma of Black Forest gateau with spices, forest fruits, and peach and apricot on the finish.

Meanwhile, the Moscatel Edition provides a nose of marmalade, honey and salted caramel, combined with a hint of citrus, ginger and star anise.

The Madeira Edition provides a honey and lemon aroma, with flavours of butterscotch and stewed apples.

The Portuguese Collection is available to buy from Tomatin’s website and specialist retailers worldwide, priced at £90 (US$102) per 700ml bottle.

Last month, Tomatin Distillery distributed Shirakawa 1958 Single Malt, believed to be ‘the world’s rarest Japanese whisky’.

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