TOMATIN STRIKES GOLD, CELEBRATING OVER A DECADE OF WINS! – Scotch Whisky News

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TOMATIN STRIKES GOLD, CELEBRATING OVER A DECADE OF WINS!

Distillery celebrates most successful year to date at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirit Competition

15th April 2019 – Tomatin has swept the board at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirit Competition, with seven Double Gold wins and four Gold awards. The latest victories cement a decade of success, with nearly 60 prestigious accolades across the board for the globally recognised whisky brand.

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirit Competition recognises exceptional products in the spirits industry, with a judging panel made up of 40 industry experts who ‘blind’ taste-test all products to prevent brand reputation or bottling style from impacting on the final award given. Entries that receive the coveted ‘Double Gold’ award have been rated as ‘Gold’ by every judge on the panel.

Scooping 11 awards of Gold or higher, Tomatin’s core range excelled with 4 Double Gold awards and 3 Gold awards, a new record for the core range. Tomatin’s exclusive Travel Retail range also came out on top, with 2 Double Gold wins and a Gold. Lastly, Tomatin’s 21 Year Old American Exclusive single malt, which was released last year, also scooped a Double Gold win.

Graham Nicolson, Sales Director of Tomatin said: “This has been an amazing year for Tomatin. The fact that we’ve received a gold or double award for every whisky we entered is a fantastic achievement. I’m proud to say the Tomatin range excels at all levels.”

This year, Tomatin has received no less than seven Double Golds, with success reigning supreme for the distillery’s Core Range. Tomatin’s core range starts at entry level Tomatin Legacy (£30) and extends to the exquisite Tomatin 36 Year Old (£600); all products in the Core Range have been awarded Gold or Double Gold at this year’s awards. Over the past decade Tomatin have received 17 Double Gold, 24 Gold, 16 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.

Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager at Tomatin, said: “Over 3,000 spirits were judged at this year’s awards, and to triumph across the board is a big accomplishment for the Distillery team.  wood policy is second to none; we produce a high-quality spirit which develops into exceptional whisky through maturation in the right casks, these awards prove that we’re amongst the best in the world.”

Tomatin’s 30 Year Old, the latest addition to the core range, was also awarded with ‘World’s Best Design’ at the World Whisky Awards held in London, this is Tomatin’s first dedicated ‘Design’ win at this prestigious ceremony.

Tomatin’s continued winning streak follows the distillery’s time spent rediscovering their brand identity. After undergoing a complete rebrand in 2016, the product design is truly representative of the people, place and of the quality spirit Tomatin produce.

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Notes: 

Tomatin Distillery has been producing and blending malt Scotch whisky since 1897. Over the last 50 years, the distillery has borne witness to vast change. At its peak in the 1970s, Tomatin was the largest distillery in the world operating 23 stills and producing 12 million litres of alcohol every year. Over the last decade, significant time has been invested in rediscovering the distillery, people and values, and in refining the business model to move away from the formerly lucrative bulk commodity market to now focus on Tomatin’s core range of single malts.

Tomatin is located in the Scottish Highlands (near Inverness) and is famous for its portfolio of soft and mellow whiskies, including a core range, a limited-edition range and a premium archive range (prices range from £30 – £10,000). Tomatin is one of the fastest growing whisky brands in the UK and recently announced that it is officially the fastest growing top ten single malt whisky in the USA. Tomatin recently reported its turnover increased by almost 25% during the company’s most recent financial year (Dec 2016 – Dec 2017). Tomatin won Distiller of the Year 2016 and Brand Innovator of the Year 2017 at the Icons of Whisky Scotland Awards.

FULL LIST OF AWARDS 

Tomatin Core Range

Gold Medal                          – Tomatin Legacy Single Malt

Double Gold Medal            – Tomatin 12 Year Old Single Malt

Gold Medal                          – Tomatin Cask Strength Single Malt

Double Gold Medal            – Tomatin 14 Year Old Single Malt

Double Gold Medal            – Tomatin 18 Year Old Single Malt

Gold Medal                          – Tomatin 30 Year Old Single Malt

Double Gold Medal            – Tomatin 36 Year Old Single Malt 

Tomatin Travel Retail

Double Gold Medal            – Tomatin 8 Year Old Bourbon Single Malt Travel Retail

Double Gold Medal            – Tomatin 40 Year Old Single Malt Travel Retail

Gold Medal                          – Tomatin 15 Year Old American Oak Single Malt Travel Retail

Tomatin US Exclusive

Double Gold Medal            – Tomatin 21 Year Old Single Malt (North America Exclusive

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