New: Tomatin 44 Years / Black Bull 40

Tomatin 44 Year Old 1971

Tomatin Distillery released a single cask whisky distilled in 1971 and bottled at cask strength (45,8% vol.) at 44 years of age. The spirit was matured in Oloroso sherry casks and just 252 bottles are available.

This expression is presented in a crystal decanter with an ornate box, part of which serves as a wooden plinth. Price: around € 3000.



Black Bull 40 Year Old

Duncan Taylor released a new batch of its Black Bull 40 Year Old, a blended whisky has been around since 2010 (we reviewed Batch #1).

The new batch – now in an all-black packaging – yielded just 1,500 bottles and consists of 84% single malts. These include an Aberlour 1975, Glenlivet 1968 and Macallan 1967. The oldest whisky was distilled in 1966. The Black Bull 40 years old has been bottled at 47.6% and will be available shortly for around € 900.


Also new: an upcoming Glenfiddich Experimental Series. The #01 release will be an India Pale Ale Cask finish. “Zesty and hoppy”, they say. Ouch, that doesn’t seem right to me.