Tomatin 2005 Exclusive Gordon & MacPhail 2005 70cl 42% vol. It is a whiskey made by the independent bottler Gordon & Macphail, founded in 1895 in Elgin, Speyside Gordon & Macphail has used whiskey from the famous Tomatin distillery. With a limited production of 370 bottles, distilled in 2005 and bottled in 2011, whiskey has been aged in bourbon barrels.
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Gordon & Macphail Exclusive Tomatin 2005 70cl 42% vol. It is a whiskey made by the independent bottler Gordon & Macphail, founded in 1895 in Elgin, Speyside Gordon & Macphail has used whiskey from the famous Tomatin distillery. With a limited production of 370 bottles, distilled in 2005 and bottled in 2011, whiskey has been aged in bourbon barrels.
The distillery is located about 25 km south of Inverness, in the small town of Tomatin (Gaelic Tom Aitinn, Juniper Hill in Spanish) at more than 300 meters altitude ( turning it into the distillery at the highest altitude in Scotland) and with only 200 inhabitants, next to the Findhorn River.
The history of the Tomatin distillery dates back to the 16th century, when alcohol was illegally distilled for local consumption. The distillery was legally founded in 1897 under the name of Tomatin Spey Distillery Co. Ltd. In 1986 it changed ownership and was renamed to the current name, The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd.
During the 70s and 80s it was the Scottish distillery with the highest production volume, with more than 20 active stills. Progressively the production volume has been reduced until today, in which there are 12 stills producing around five million liters of whiskey annually.
Tomatin is known for making whiskey in the highland region, among the single malt they make are Tomatin and Cù Bòcan. They also make whiskeys to make blended scotch, some own brands of blended are The Antiquary, The Talisman and Big T.
Gordon & MacPhail is an independent bottler and scotch whiskey distillery located in the city of Elgin, northwest Scotland. Founded in 1895 founded by James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail, it is a family business owned by the Urquhart family. Gordon & MacPhail has been bottling single malts for over 122 years and bottling more than 350 expressions from 70 different distilleries.
In 1993 the Urquhart family succeeded in fulfilling a dream that had persecuted different generations of the family, owning a distillery. In that year Gordon & MacPhail bought the distillery located in Forres, Benromach. Thanks to the great experience of the family, the distillery was re-equipped, restored and opened in 1998.
Gordon & MacPhail has different lines that stand out for different aspects;
Connoisseurs Choice: In 1960 G&M launched a line of whiskeys under the name Connoisseurs Choice, presented a series of single malts that were not available in the market, mainly because distilleries did not bottle as single Malts your whiskeys. Today, Connoisseurs Choice, retains the initial spirit, presenting single malts difficult to access.
Distillery Label: In association with each distillery they are bottled and labeled "officially" under the authorization of the distillery. Today, this relationship of trust allows Gordon & MacPhail to bottle at different ages, volume of alcohol and vintages with the distinctive distillery label.
Private Collection: Selection of whiskeys personally chosen by the directors of G&M for its exclusivity and long aging.
Speymalt: Gordon & MacPhail bottles whiskeys of different ages, volume of alcohol and vintages of one of the most famous distilleries in the world, Macallan.
The MacPhail's Collection: Small and exclusive range of bottling of the best whiskeys of; Bunnahabhain, Glen Scotia, Glenglassaugh, Glenrothes, Glenturret, Highland Park and Tamdhu.
Style: Single Malt.
Aging: Made in 2005 and bottled in 2011, aged in American oak barrels with bourbon.
Nose: Notes of malt, with a mixture of caramel and floral honey.
Mouth: In the mouth Gordon & Macphail Exclusive Tomatin 2005 is more expressive than in the nose, notes of red fruits, chocolate, nuts and notes of oak spices.
Finish: The end is spicy and dry, medium persistence with pepper, chocolate and oak notes.
A complex, powerful and full-bodied whiskey, rare and exclusive.