The French Collection exhibits the unique influence imparted by different types of French Wine & Spirits casks in an exceptional showcase. The whisky, distilled in 2008, was laid down in traditional Scotch Whisky oak casks before being moved into Monbazillac, Sauternes, Rivesaltes and Cognac casks for its final maturation, resulting in a magnificent collection.
“Marvellous single malt from Tomatin and the French Collection range, which sees its whisky finished in a selection of French wine and spirits casks. For example, this expression right here has been given a finishing in Rivesaltes wine casks. Oodles of excellent sweet wines come from Rivesaltes, and it is those wines which have imparted the zesty, fresh fruit notes and warming nutty notes to this 12-year-old single malt.”
-Master of Malt
Distilled on 19th September 2008, this whisky marries Tomatin’s characteristic fresh fruit notes incredibly well with the sweet nutty flavours for which Rivesaltes wine is known. Contrasting sweet and bitter flavours dominate the palate, held together by an underlying barley aroma. The finish is velvety with the flavours from the palate lingering for some time.
46% Alc/vol. | 92 Proof