Cask Type: French, American and Hungarian Oak.
Bottles Filled: 6000
Since 1897 Tomatin have been combining soft mountain water with tender local barley, introducing it to tall copper stills and - following years of maturation in oak casks - collecting the mellow, fruity spirit. Approaching alchemy, the process reveals nature’s extraordinary elements in all their glory. Indeed - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water - elements central to civilisation’s most ancient philosophies, enjoy incredible synergies. Combined, they produce outcomes far greater than their sum.
This symbiosis - the ‘Five Virtues’ - is a concept synonymous with the age-old processes and materials employed by our distillery men. Water feeds wood; wood sustains fire; fire gives life to earth; earth yields metal; metal gathers water; and the cycle continues…
THE FIRST TWO EXPRESSIONS IN THE SERIES, WOOD AND FIRE, ARE AVAILABLE NOW
To celebrate the Five Virtues, leading artist, Eva Ullrich, has explored these interactions and their role in whisky production. The result is five striking artworks…and five unique expressions.
The first, and most significant, virtue in the production cycle is embodied in this edition by the use of carefully selected French, American and Hungarian oak casks during maturation, representative of the many varieties of the 177,000 casks Tomatin hold in their 14 warehouses.
Reminiscent of a perfectly balanced Old Fashioned cocktail, with flavours of brown sugar, orange peel, soft vanilla and oaky spice. It is complex and round with a long, rich finish.
Nose: Complex and round, oaky spices with a warming toasted undertone.
Taste: Brown sugar, orange peel, soft vanilla and oaky spice; like a perfectly balanced old fashioned.
Finish: Long and round with rich spice.