Introducing Tomatin Distillery From Scotland
Tomatin Distillery - Producer & Blender Of Highland Region Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
Tomatin distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the village of Tomatin. Its whisky is classified as being from the Highland region, as it is 25 minutes south of Inverness. Tomatin Distillery is the holding firm established in 1986 by two Japanese entities that swooped in to save the floundering Highland distillery from permanent closure.
The name "Tomatin" comes from the Gaelic for "Juniper Hill" and legend tells that because it made no smoke when burned (and so was harder to detect), juniper wood was the fuel of choice for operators of illegal stills.
Tomatin Distillery had a single pair of stills. Things started to change in 1956 when a second pair was added. More followed in 1958 and in the 1960s, and then in 1974 saw the most significant boost to capacity with the total number of stills reaching 23 (12 wash and 11 spirits) requiring seven spirit safes and with the capacity to produce around 12 million liters of alcohol every year. This made Tomatin the largest whisky distillery in Scotland.
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In 1986 Tomatin Distillery was purchased by a Japanese consortium comprising its largest overseas customer, Takara Shuzo Ltd, and the trading company, Okura. Tomatin thus became the first fully Japanese-owned Scottish distillery in 1986, though a number of others have followed since. The bulk production of malt whisky as a commodity for blending had clearly failed to support the distillery in the early 1980s, and following the purchase, the capacity was scaled back, from 23 stills to 12 stills.
DISTILLERIES & BRANDS:
Tomatin distillery, the group produces several single malt and blended Scotch whisky brands. Below is the list of Whisky Brands:
1. Tomatin (HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY)
When Tomatin Distillery was established in 1897, the isolated and idyllic setting of Tomatin was almost perfect. However, there wasn’t a local workforce; the local inhabitants were scattered shepherds and cattle drovers. The company began a project of construction to accommodate its workforce. Since that time the distillery has been at the heart of the community and the community at the heart of the distillery. This legacy has continued and Tomatin remains one of the few distilleries to provide a home for its dedicated craftsmen. Tomatin includes below Highland Single Malt Scotch whiskies:
• Tomatin Legacy Whisky
• Tomatin 12 Year Old Whisky
• Tomatin Cask Strength Edition
• Tomatin 14 Year Old Whisky
• Tomatin 18 Year Old Whisky
• Tomatin 1988 Batch
• Tomatin 36 Year Old Whisky
2. Glenlassie (BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY)
Glenlassie whisky takes its name from the Robert Burns song 'My Highland Lassie, O', written in 1786. The 'lassie' in question was also known as Highland Mary, who used her iconic Highland spirit to capture Burns' heart.
3. Talisman (BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY)
“THE TALISMAN”, written by Sir Walter Scott, is a tale of the crusades – a truly adventurous spirit. The quality malt and grain whiskies from all over Scotland are matured in the finest oak casks to create a soft and subtle blended scotch whisky. The particularly high ratio of malt whiskies in this blend gives a smooth and rich blended Scotch whisky. The majority of the malt whiskies used in The Talisman comes from the Speyside region, which adds to the soft character of the whisky.
4. Big T (BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY)
Big T is blended from grain and malt whiskies matured at the Tomatin Distillery in specially selected oak casks.
5. Ancient Clan (BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY)
Ancient Clan blended Scotch whisky has been created using some of Scotland’s finest malt and grain whiskies. It is produced by Tomatin Distillery and is an excellent value in the ever-growing category of fine blended Scotch.
6. Legendary Scot (BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY)
Legendary Scot Scotch Whiskey is a blend of malt & grain made in the Tomatin distillery. Legendary Scot Blended Scotch Whisky is named after Gillies MacBean; the owner of an illicit still in Tomatin in the 18th century.
7. Grand Alastair (BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY)
Grand Alastair Blended Scotch Whisky is named after Alexander III who was the King of Scotland from 1249 until 1285. This is a traditional blend of fine Scotch whiskies specially selected to create a smooth and soft blend. The high ratio of malt whiskies in this blend gives a smooth and rich blended Scotch whisky.
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