Gordon Highlander 12 Year Old Tomatin Single Malt Gentleman's Choice - Highland Wildlife Mini Decanter (10cl, 43%)
A miniature decanter of The Gentleman's Choice 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky presented in a Collectable Highland Wildlife ceramic decanter designed by Gordon Highlander Ltd. and handmade by Royal Victoria Pottery in Staffordshire, part of The Gentleman's Choice Series.
In an impressive presentation case this was bottled at 43% ABV in the 1970s to 1980s.The whisky is a 12 year old Tomatin single malt. Not to be confused with The Gordon Highlanders blend from William Grant & Sons.
Tomatin was once the largest distillery in Scotland, with an expansion in 1976 bringing its still count to a whopping 23 (with a capacity for 10 million litres). An over-stretch at the time, it was forced into liquidation in 1985, never having run at full capacity. The following year it became Scotland's first ever Japanese-owned distillery after it was saved by a consortium of long-term customers. Nowadays it provides the heart to the popular Antiquary blend in addition to continuing to produce a highly regarded single malt.