Tomatin Distillery to Hold Online Charity Auction of Vintage Whiskies, New-Fill Cask Experience


November 9, 2020

Scotland’s Tomatin Distillery announced an online auction of rare whiskies, including a new-fill Tomatin cask, hosted by The Grand Whisky Auction, in support of its long-time charity partner, Maggie’s Highlands.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the charity’s cancer support network in the Highlands and Islands. As part of the auction, Tomatin will offer a one-time opportunity for a whisky enthusiast to buy a new-fill ex-bourbon Tomatin barrel, a service which is not currently offered by the distillery. The winning bidder will have the opportunity to experience filling their own cask on site at the distillery, and roll the barrel into the Tomatin warehouse, where it will remain until it is matured.

The auction will also offer many vintage products, including a 90cl 1967 cask bottled in 1997 to celebrate the distillery’s centenary and Tomatin’s oldest whisky to date, a 5cl 50-Year-Old.

Budding connoisseurs will also be able to bid on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the Tomatin Distillery, which, led by Master Distiller Graham Eunson, will offer access to all areas of the distillery, along with a bespoke tasting and lunch included.

In total, 11 rare and limited-edition lots will be on offer, with the aim to add to Tomatin’s total charitable donations to Maggie’s Highlands since 2018, bringing it over the £50,000 barrier.