Tomintoul Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the launch of two limited-edition cask finishes:
- Tomintoul 2009 14-year-old Cognac Cask Finish
- Tomintoul 2008 15-year-old Madeira Cask Finish
Handcrafted in the picturesque Cairngorms National Park, each expression has an individual maturation profile, having been finished in casks carefully selected by Master Distiller Robert Fleming.
The Tomintoul 14-year-old Cognac Cask Finish was distilled in 2009, and finished in casks handpicked in France. With a limited release of just 8,082 individually numbered bottles, its flavour profile is sweet and nutty with aromas of almond flan, baked in apricots, vanilla and cedarwood, and mingled with dark chocolate and pink peppercorn.
Only 6,654 individually numbered bottles of the Tomintoul 2008 15-year-old Madeira Cask Finish are available, with the single malt initially matured in ex-bourbon American oak before being finished in specially selected Madeira wine casks. The expression is sweet and rich, with aromas of butterscotch, maple syrup and brambles, cushioned by ground coffee and dark chocolate.
The limited-run Tomintoul cask finishes have both been bottled at 46% alc/vol, non-chill filtered and at natural colour, staying true to the whisky’s original characteristics.