Tomatin

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Tomatin Distillery, Tomatin, Inverness-shire, IV13 7YT
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1463 248 144
Web" Web: http://www.tomatin.com/
Twitter" Twitter: Tomatin Whisky (@Tomatin1897)

Facts and figures

LocationTomatin Distillery, Tomatin, Inverness-shire, IV13 7YT
Founded1897
OwnerBeam Suntory
Water SourceAlt-na-Frith Burn
Stills6 wash stills
6 spirit stills
Capacity5,050,000 litres

Opening Hours

In the high season between March and October the distillery is open seven days a week between 0930 and 1730; in the low season between November and March the distillery is open Monday to Saturday between 100 and 1600 and on Sundays between 1200 and 1600. Standard tours typically run every hour.

Tours

Legacy Tour £7

A one hour conducted tour concluding with three complementary tastings of Tomatin single malts.

Taste of Tomatin Tour £15

A one and a half hour in-depth tour followed bt a tutored nosing and tasting of 6 whiskies, including two distillery exclusive single cask expressions.

Single Cask Experience £7

A two hour in-depth tour concluding with a tutored nosing and tasting of 5 different distillery exclusive single cask expressions. Reduced rates available for designated drivers, ask for details.

History

Tomatin distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the village of Tomatin. Its whisky is of the Highland region (25 minutes south of Inverness).

Although it is thought that whisky has been distilled on the site since the 16th century, when cattle drivers would buy from a local still,[1] the distillery was not established until 1897, under the name of Tomatin Spey Distillery Co Ltd. The company went bankrupt in 1906, and reopened under new ownership in 1909. After the liquidation of its owners in 1986, it was taken over by Japanese conglomerate Takara Shuzo and was renamed Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd.

The distillery operated with only two stills until 1958. Starting at that time, they began to add stills to increase production capacity, eventually reaching production of 12.5 million litres of whisky per year during the 1970s. Although in 1987 Tomatin was referred to as the largest malt distillery in Scotland,[2] stills have been dismantled since the mid-1980s, bringing their total capacity to just over 5 million litres, though as of 2007, they were only producing 2.5 million litres.

Around eighty percent of Tomatin's whisky goes into blended whisky, including its own brands of Antiquary and Talisman. The distillery, as of late, has been making an effort to bolster its name as a producer of single malts and is expanding its core range. In 2003, Tomatin's basic 10-year-old malt was replaced by the 12-year-old. Other limited releases are often made, including a 32 year, a 40-year and single-cask offerings. Recently, the distillery has begun to produce a lightly peated single malt called Cu Bocan which is produced 1 week a year at the distillery.
Information correct as of 05/06/2016
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