Tomatin Continues Premium Warehouse 6 Collection With 1972 Whisky

Around a year ago Scottish distillery Tomatin debuted a super premium Scotch collection known as Warehouse 6, so named in celebration of casks matured in its traditional dunnage warehouse. The first bottling was a 44-year-old, 1971 vintage offering, and now it is being followed up by a 1972 dated expression.

The new Tomatin 1972 Warehouse 6 Collection malt, according to those behind it, was aged in three sherry hogshead casks (23404, 23405 and 23406), laid low on antique wooden rails. It was recently bottled at 42.1% ABV, and is a limited run of just 380 bottles, which is slightly larger in release size compared to the 1971.

In keeping with the prestige focus of this collection, the bottle and packaging for this release are high end. Specifically a hand-blown Glencarin crystal decanter with a sold copper stopper sits alongside glasses decorated with solid copper bands inside a wooden presentation box. The box is opened by pressing lightly on two rose gold metal buttons found on the side of it, which allows the top to be lifted off to reveal it contents.

“It is very exciting to finally launch the 1972 Warehouse 6 Collection malt,” said Stephen Bremner, Tomatin sales director, in a prepared statement, “which has been sitting patiently in some of our most treasured casks, maturing and growing in flavour; just as the Tomatin brand itself has grown throughout the years. We wanted to create a range of whiskies that truly capture the heart of the distillery. This we achieved initially with the 1971, and now with the 1972.”

Plans call for this whisky to price at £2,000, or around $2,600 USD, when it releases in August. Limited official tasting notes suggest “aromas of summer meadow wildflowers and flavours of sweet almond, coffee and winter spices.”

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As the founder of The Whiskey Wash, I'm crazy about whiskey, I can tell you, and I aim to share this passion with you through this site. As for my professional background, I’m a writer and journalist by trade and an Internet dot-com veteran prior to that. My most recent venture prior to this was as the founder and editor-in-chief of EarthTechling, a leading consumer focused green technology news website. I also have an extensive collection of whiskies from both start up distilleries and centuries old operations in Scotland alike, sprinkled with some other odds and ends from around the world, that have provided me with a unique picture of what’s going on with this wonderful spirit.