Tomatin - Five Virtues Series

Tomatin er kommet med en ny serie med navnet Five Virtues. Der er altså tale om fem aftapninger med navnene: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal og Water. To af disse fem er nu i handlen.

"Water feeds wood; wood sustains fire; fire gives life to earth; earth yields metal; metal gathers water; and the cycle continues… 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 of Tomatin single malt."

Wood og Fire kan købes, Earth kommer senere på året mens Metal og Water kommer i starten af 2018

Wood har ligget på fransk, amerikansk og ungarsk egetræ.
Er aftappet ved 46% alc og der er kommet 6000 flasker ud af

"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 we hold in our 14 warehouses."


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.

Fire har ligget på heavily charred oak
Aftappet ved 46% og der er kommet 6000 flasker af denne

"The second phase of the cycle is exhibited through maturation of this edition in heavily charred oak casks which, having been fired before previous use, were stripped then re-fired stimulating new, fresh vanilla flavours."


Nose –Creamy butterscotch with citrus and winter spices.
Taste –Sweet apple pie with a light dusting of cinnamon.
Finish –Slightly dry with a delicate spicy finish.

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MacNiels replied the topic: #34362 3 months 3 weeks ago
The Earth Edition
46% alc./vol.
6000 bottles available

The third virtue, Earth, is exemplified in an edition rich in intense and - unusually for Tomatin - peaty flavours. A consequence of maturing whisky made with peat-dried malted barley in refill Hogshead casks.

We only distill peated malt during the last two weeks of every year and it is never released under the Tomatin brand. This is truly a unique expression.

An intriguing mix of vanilla, burning heather and black fruits with sweet, light smoke. Unlike any other Tomatin, it has a salty smokiness with a
complex and ever-changing finish.

Nose – An intriguing mix of vanilla, burning heather and black fruits with sweet light smoke.

Taste – Unlike any other Tomatin, a salty smokiness with burnt honey and kelp.

Finish – Complex and ever-changing; smoky and sweet.

The Five Virtues Series does not carry an age statement, however we aim to be as open and transparent as we are allowed to be under EU law.