Tomatin’s Travel Retail range has swept the board at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirit Competition, the four exclusive expressions took home three Double Gold wins and one Gold award.

The Travel Retail range, which launched in 2016, comprises of an exclusive Tomatin 40 Year Old Single Malt in 70cl, Tomatin 15 Year Old Single Malt in 70cl, Tomatin 12 Year Old Single Malt from the core range in one litre volume, and an exclusive Tomatin 8 Year Old Single Malt also in one litre volume.

Tomatin received 11 medals of Gold or higher in the competition. The Travel Retail 8 Year Old won it’s first ‘Gold’ following two silver awards. Tomatin 12 Year Old was awarded ‘Double Gold’, its 6th consecutive Gold award. The Travel Retail 15 Year Old won it’s third consecutive ‘Gold’.

This was the second time the Travel Retail 40 Year Old has entered this competition since its release in 2016. Winning ‘Double Gold’ for the second year running, this exceptional malt is matured in Oloroso Sherry casks, is smooth and a rounded triumph of dark and tropical fruits resulting in a big and fruity finish with just a touch of oak.

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

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.

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. Our 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.”