Tomatin Whisky Distillery
Tomatin has a long and distinguished heritage, going back 110 years, of producing malt whisky.
Address :TOMATIN, Inverness-shire IV13 7YT
Telephone :01808 511444
Fax :01808 511373
Owning Company :Subsidiary of Takara Shuzo & Okura & Co Ltd
Production Status :Operational
Source :Allt na Frithe Burn
Age when bottled :10 yrs
No. of Wash Stills :12
No. of Spirit Stills :11
Visitors per annum :70000
Special Bottlings :Limited edition 25 yr old
Export Bottlings :10 & 12 years, 40% 43%
Tasting Notes :10 yr old
Nose :Pleasant and light
Taste :Light body, very smooth
Comments :A pre-dinner dram and a good introduction to malt whisky. First to be acquired by the Japanese in 1985 and one of Scotland's largest.
Description :Tomatin was founded in 1897 by the Tomatin Spey District Distillery Co, then extended to four stills in 1956, six in 1958, ten in 1961, 11 in 1964, and finally 23 in 1974. It uses water from a local burn, the Allt-na-Frithe: the malt is light to medium-bodied, with clean, sweet and slightly gingery flavours. There are tours of the distillery, and a free dram for visitors. The visitor centre features a fully stocked shop and an audio-visual presentation about the process and production of whisky.
Directions :Off A9, 15 miles S of Inverness, Tomatin, Highland.