Tomatin launches limited edition single malt series

14 March, 2017

Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has unveiled its limited-edition single malt series, Five Virtues.

The series draws its inspiration from nature’s elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – and comes uniquely packed in cartons adorned with contemporary Scottish art, created by Eva Ullrich.

The range is comprised of five single malts, each with a limited run of 6,000 bottles.

Each of the Five Virtues malts comes with its own distinct complexity and character. Wood has been aged in French, American and Hungarian oak casks while Fire is matured in heavily charred oak, simulating fresh vanilla flavours.

Earth has rich and intense peaty flavours, as a consequence of maturing in peat-dried malted barley casks while Metal is expressed by the distillery’s 12 beautiful copper stills. Completing the series, Water is distinguished by its naturally pure soft water from the Alt-na-Frith brun.

Jennifer Masson, Tomatin marketing manager, said: “As our brand grows we are increasingly inspired by global concepts and the Five Virtues series was born out of that inspiration. We wanted to release a creative limited edition series focusing on the effects of different cask maturations, while linking it to a wider concept. That is something that we have achieved with Five Virtues and we are incredibly proud to be launching the series onto the market this month.”

The Wood and Fire expressions can be enjoyed now, from £49.99, while Earth, Metal and Water will be released later this year. 




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