Tomatin strikes Gold in San Francisco


Highland distillery, Tomatin, has picked up 10 awards at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) – one of the world’s most prestigious spirits contests.

It is the second year in a row that the distillery’s 18 Year Old has picked up Double Gold at the world renowned competition.

Judges at SFWSC 2023 also recognised Cù Bòcan, a single malt brand distilled at the Tomatin distillery in limited batches every winter, focusing on unusual cask maturations.  Judges awarded the Cù Bòcan Signature and 15 Year Old with Double Gold, while its Creation #5, the latest release which was only revealed last month, took home a Gold.

Graham Eunson, Master Distiller at Tomatin Distillery, said, “What an honour to receive such praise of our distillery at one of the world’s best spirits competitions. The breadth and depth of our liquid profile has really shone through, with judges selecting the best of our core range and premium editions.

“These kinds of accolades serve as fantastic recognition of our efforts, and the great work of the Tomatin team, who are central to the quality of whisky that we produce here.”

Tomatin’s origins date back to the 15th century, with the first formal distillery established in 1897. Passing through generations of craftspeople working at Tomatin, many for their entire lives, the distillery is embedded in the community. Today Tomatin is renowned for its collection of smooth whiskies.

Judges at the SFWSC 2023 awarded Tomatin:

  • 36 Year Old single malt – Double Gold
  • 30 Year Old single malt– Double Gold
  • 18 Year Old single malt – Double Gold
  • 12 Year Old single malt – Gold
  • Legacy single malt – Gold
  • Cask Strength single malt – Gold
  • 14 Year Old – Silver



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