With twelve active stills and an output of around 5 million litres/year Tomatin is one of the largest distilleries in the Highlands. Yet at one point in the 1970s it was the largest distillery in Scotland: founded in 1897, the real expansion at Tomatin took place between 1956 and 1974, during which period the number of stills increased from 2 t ... Read More »
A polished, mellow, very approachable Speysider, Tomatin was once the largest distillery in Scotland with 23 stills and a production capacity of 12 milllion litres of alcohol per year. These days capacity is down to 5 million litres, the majority of which goes into the delicious Antiquary blend.
Cù Bòcan is a mythical hellhound who has stalked the residents of the village of Tomatin for centuries. As a 'tribute' to him, Tomatin have produced this lightly peated whisky, which has been matured in a combination of ex bourbon, ex sherry and virgin oak casks.
A cask-strength 21yo from Tomatin, a distillery which has really benefited from a bit of brand investment recently, with a packaging facelift and a flurry of highly-regarded new releases. Expect smooth, spicy wood influence and more than a hint of sherry in the mix.
A 5 year old Tomatin, bottled in the 1980s, which was an interesting time for the distillery. Tomatin went into liquidation in 1985 and was the first Scotch distillery to be taken into Japanese ownership in 1986, a country where it remains one of the top ten selling Scotch brands.