Tomatin 14 year old Port Cask 70cl
Aged in a combination of port casks and bourbon barrels this Tomatin 14 year old stands out. The whisky benefits from the nutty and berry-like notes that the port casks imparted on the spirit as it was ageing. A superb, smooth delivery from this Highland distillery.
In 1897 the Tomatin Spey Distillery Co ltd. was founded although it is believed to have been distillery in the area since the 16th century. In 1906 the company went bankrupt and closed, it would be reopened on 1909 under new ownership. 1986 the liquidation of the ownership meant that it would be taken over by the Japanese company Takara Shuzo and would be renamed Tomatin Distillery. The distillery would operate with two stills until it started to increase its still numbers to boost production starting in 1958 with the addition of two more stills and by the 1970's they would be able to produce 12.5 million liters a year. During this Tomatin was often called the largest producing distillery of the period, but it was not to last. Since the mid 1980's some of their stills had been dismantled and they had only been producing 5 million liters a year, by 2007 they were only making 2.5 million. From Tomatin's production of whisky 8% of it goes to then blending market (Antiquary and Talisman), the rest goes to its single malts and recently expanded core range.