Tomatin Scotch Whisky Distillery was built in 1897 and is located in the Speyside region of Scotland just south of Inverness and is one that is very special to Planet Whiskies. It is own by Japanese company Takara Shuzo.
The distillery is a producer and
blender of Scotch whisky, boasting a strong core range of single malt whiskies along with a range of popular
blends which are sold in over 30 international markets. In the past this distillery was mostly used to make other whiskies in the form of blends ( The Antiquary, The Talisman and Big ‘T’.), but during recent years the distillery has now focus on growing the Tomatin Single Malt brand in its own right.
The distillery produces the Tomatin 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Tomatin 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky and Tomatin 30 Year Old Single Malt Whisky. The contact details for this distillery are Tomatin Distillery, Tomatin, Inverness-shire, IV13 7YT and the contact telephone number is +44 (0)1808 511444.
Illicit stills are an important part of the history of whisky distilling in Scotland. Tomatin as a distilling site, illicit or otherwise, dates back to The 15th century when drovers (men who drove their cattle to market) Would stop to fill their ram’s horns at the still of the old laird’s house. This house was part of the tomatin estate and was located where the Modern day distillery stands.
The below details are taken straight from the Tomatin Press Pack
Producer and blender of highland Region scotch whisky in tomatin,
Located 16 miles south of Inverness.
Whisky production has been central to the way of life in this area most probably since the 15th century and certainly since 1897 when the first formal distillery on the site was established. The settlement of Tomatin was formed only as result of the wealth created by the distillery.
Eighty per cent of our employees still live on site in the distillery houses, so working at Tomatin is more than just a job for our employees; it is a way of life. This in turn is reflected in the quality of whisky produced; every bottle of whisky we make is distilled with pride.
The whisky produced at Tomatin was always sold as ‘bulk whisky’ for use in major blends. But in recent years there has been a change in strategy to grow the Tomatin brand in its own right. The range of single malts is currently sold in over 35 export markets, with additional markets being added all the time.
The company also owns a number of blends, including The Antiquary, The Talisman and Big ‘T’.
• Japanese-owned since 1986
• Sales and distribution run by J & W Hardie Ltd
• Currently exporting to over 35 international markets
• In Gaelic, Tomatin translates as ‘Hill of the Juniper bush’
• One of the last distilleries with a working cooperage
• One of the highest distilleries in Scotland at 315 metres above sea level
History of the Tomatin Distillery
1897 Tomatin Distillery Established
1909 Revived by the new Tomatin
Distillers Co Ltd
1956 Stills increase from 2 to 4
1958 Stills increase from 4 to 6
1961 Stills increase from 6 to 10
1964 Stills increase from 10 to 11
1974 Stills increase from 11 to 23 – the largest distillery in the world
1986 The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd
established by Takara Shuzo Co
1996 J & W Hardie Ltd becomes part
of the Tomatin Group, bringing with
it ‘The Antiquary’ blend
2002 Stills decrease from 23 to 12 and
we embark on driving the Tomatin
Single Malt range
2009 Tomatin undergoes a re-brand to
the current branding used today
You can also view the single malts that are on offer from this distillery on this website