Tomatin unveils two cask-focused releasesBy Kristiane Sherry
The Tomatin Distilley Company has announced two new releases: Contrast, a limited edition pack containing a bottle each of fully matured bourbon and sherry whiskies; and the final release in the Cù Bòcan trilogy, The Bourbon Edition.
Contrast is described as a “unique comparison of fully matured bourbon and sherry whiskies”.
Each pack contains two 350ml bottles, each containing a vatting of casks from 1973, 1977, 1988, 1991, 2002 and 2006. One of the vattings is from ex-bourbon casks and the other from ex-sherry casks.
The whiskies are non-chill filtered, natural colour and bottled at 46% ABV.
Casks from the same six years were selected and vatted by distillery manager, Graham Eunson.
“It is well accepted that up to 70% of the final flavour of Scotch whisky is derived from the cask it was matured in,” Eunson explained.
“We wanted to directly compare the effect of different casks on the same whisky – the actual contrast between these two whiskies is far greater than we had anticipated. These are two incredible whiskies which consumers will enjoy comparing side by side in their own home.”
5,400 packs are available with an expected retail price of £99.99.
Cù Bòcan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Limited Release Trilogy – The Bourbon Edition, is also set for launch.
The Bourbon Edition is final release in a trilogy of limited editions which were each developed to highlight the cask types used in the standard Cù Bòcan: sherry, virgin oak and bourbon.
Fully matured in first fill bourbon casks, this expression is described as “rich and creamy with hints of smoke and sweet citrus”.
6,000 bottles have been made available worldwide (excluding USA) with an expected retail price of £49.99.
The Takara Shuzo-owned highland distillery produces and blends Scotch whisky in addition to marketing its own range of single malt.