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Tomatin Distillery near Inverness celebrates award wins at the San Francisco World Spirits competition

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Tomatin Distillery near Inverness celebrates award wins at the San Francisco World Spirits competition

Originally Posted: The Inverness Journal
Photo Credit: The Inverness Journal

A Highland distillery is toasting a fantastic haul of awards at the San Francisco World Spirits competition.

Tomatin Distillery, which is near Inverness, bagged a total of 12 awards at the international contest.

Both Tomatin Single Malt and Cù Bòcan Single Malt performed well for the whisky producer.

Each year the competition, which was founded in 2000, recognises exceptional products in the spirits industry and some of the finest products from around the world.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) is one of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions which is noted both for the quality of its judges, many of whom are renowned experts in their fields, with decades of industry experience, and the scope of the different spirit categories that it judges.

The judging panel went through days of blind tastings before going on to judge each entry on its own merit.

The Double Gold is awarded to the very few entries that receive a Gold medal and the Tomatin Single Malt was awarded the accolade for both their Legacy and Cask Strength expressions.

Along with the 12-year-old, the 14-year-old and the 30-year-old, Tomatin Global Travel Retail range also performed fantastically well, all bringing home prestigious Gold medals.

Sales director Graham Nicolson said: “We are delighted that our whiskies have yet again been recognised at these prestigious awards.

“With such stiff competition, we’re thrilled that such a breadth of our Single Malt expressions have been recognised and awarded not only Silver and Gold medals, but Double Gold awards too.

“We’re delighted to once again be recognised in such a globally respected competition, testament to the hard work put in by our entire team.”

The full list of awards:

• Tomatin Core Range: Double Gold Medal – Tomatin Legacy Single Malt; Gold Medal – Tomatin 12-Year-Old Single Malt; Double Gold Medal – Tomatin Cask Strength Single Malt; Gold Medal– Tomatin 14-Year-Old Single Malt; Silver Medal – Tomatin 18-Year-Old Single Malt; Gold Medal – Tomatin 30-Year-Old Single Malt.

• Tomatin Travel Retail: Gold Medal – Tomatin eight-Year-Old Single Malt Travel Retail; Gold Medal – Tomatin 12-Year-Old Single Malt Travel Retail; Gold Medal – Tomatin 21-Year-Old Single Malt Travel Retail.

•Cù Bòcan: Double Gold Medal – Cù Bòcan Single Malt, Creation #2; Silver Medal – Cù Bòcan Signature; Silver Medal – Cù Bòcan Creation #1.