Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – elements central to civilisation’s most ancient philosophies which enjoy incredible synergies. Combined, they produce outcomes far greater than their sum. This symbiosis – the ‘Five Virtues’ – is a concept synonymous with the age-old processes and materials employed by the Tomatin distillery team (and most other distilleries).
Water feeds wood; wood sustains fire; fire gives life to earth; earth yields metal; metal gathers water; and the cycle continues… To celebrate the Five Virtues, leading artist, Eva Ullrich, has explored these interactions and their role in whisky production. The result is five striking artworks…and five unique expressions of Tomatin single malt.