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The Tomatin Italian Collection Features A Trio Of Single Malts Finished In Italian Wine Casks

Tomatin Italian Collection

Tomatin has unveiled the Italian Collection, a limited-edition trio of single malt whiskies finished in Italian wine casks. The new range is said to demonstrate the Highland distillery’s “craftsmanship, combining the exceptional Highland malt with the aromatic richness of Italian wine casks, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavours.”

First laid down in December 2010, the whisky was matured in oak casks for 10 years, before being finished in Marsala, Amarone, and Barolo wine casks for a further two years. Each cask imparted its unique character into the Scotch, creating a trio of expressions that pay homage to various Italian wine regions.  

The Tomatin Marsala Edition offers aromas of panettone and candied lime, leading to a palate with flavours of white chocolate, lemon truffles, and hazelnuts. A sweet citrus finish emerges, accompanied by notes of toasted oak. 

The Tomatin Amarone Edition delivers aromas of poached pears, rhubarb, and custard sweets. On the palate, notes of strawberry jam, Turkish delight and light butter pastry unfold. The finish boasts cinnamon-spiced red apples. 

The Tomatin Barolo Edition features aromas of mulled wine and dark chocolate. On the palate, spiced mead intermingles with cranberry, while an undercurrent of fresh citrus, reminiscent of grapefruit, adds vibrancy. The finish delivers light tannin and delicate sugared almonds.  

The Tomatin Italian Collection is the third release from the distillery’s country-inspired ranges, which demonstrate the distillery’s dedication to cask selection. Previously they released a Portuguese Collection and a French Collection.

 “The Italian Collection combines the rich tapestry of Italian wine culture with our elegant Highland single malt whisky,” said Scott Adamson, Blender & Global Brand Ambassador at Tomatin Distillery. “Italy has a historic, unrivalled passion for single malt scotch whisky, so this latest trio of releases, is a tribute to that longstanding relationship with a unique take on our traditional Highland malt. We wanted to capture the essence of Italian wine, its history, nature, landscape and traditions and weave it into our whisky, all embodied within a single glass. Each expression in this collection is a testament to the seamless blending of these two worlds, offering a truly exceptional tasting experience for whisky lovers.” 

Each bottle in the Tomatin Italian Collection is bottled at 46% ABV and priced at £70. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.