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Takara Shuzo is to launch a range of age-statement Tomatin Scotch whiskies exclusively into European Travel Retail, claiming the single malts provide "a point of difference" in the channel.

Takara Shuzos new Tomatin Travel Retail range will be availabe in European airports

Takara Shuzo's new Tomatin Travel Retail range will be availabe in European airports

The major Scotch whisky producers have launched a number of Travel Retail exclusive ranges in the past few years, however many including Diageo's Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club Collection have been no-age statement (NAS) releases. The distilleries claim NAS expressions allow a broader choice for consumers.

Today, Tomatin's sales director, Stephen Brennen, said the distillery's new range is in response to growing global demand for Tomatin single malt. 

"While the majority of Scotch brands have elected to present no-age statement duty free ranges, our collection of age statement whiskies provides a point of difference," Brennen said. "This is a priority market for us as it provides an introduction to Tomatin for thousands of globe-trotters so we wanted to create a range that caters for all tastes and budgets, whether you're a whisky novice or a high-end collector."

The expressions are:

  • Tomatin 8 Year Old - matured in Bourbon and Sherry casks, 40% abv with an SRP of EUR35 (US$40)
  • Tomatin 12 Year Old - matured in North American oak, 46% abv with an SRP of EUR55
  • Tomatin 40 Year Old - matured in Oloroso Sherry casks, 43% abv with an SRP of EUR1,250

The distillery is also launching the exisitng Tomatin 12 Year Old Standard Edition Cù Bòcan in 1-litre bottles.

The Travel Retail range is not the only mutli-launch from Tomatin recently. Last month, the distillery unveiled three limited-edition releases.


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