The origins of whisky production in Tomatin are hard to be precise about - the formal distillery which operates today was established in 1897 but there is reason to believe that whisky production, albeit illegal, has been an important part of life in the area around Tomatin since the 1700s.
The name itself gives an insight into this secret past: “Tomatin” translates to “Hill of the Juniper Bush”, as juniper wood gives off no smoke while burning it has long been a favourite of illicit distillers who must keep their practice secret. Today, a building known locally as “The Old Laird’s House” still remains on the site of the current distillery and it is believed that this is the spot where the cattle drovers taking their livestock from the north of Scotland to the central markets would stop and fill their flasks from an illicit still.
However, it was only in 1897 at the peak of the Victorian Whisk Boom that three men, John MacDougall, John MacLeish and Alexander Allan, along with a handful of investors, decided to open a formal distillery on the site and form The Tomatin Spey District Distillery Ltd.
Tomatin Single Malt Stillmen's Choice Gift Pack contains;
Tomatin 12 Years Old - 50ml
Nose: A complex bouquet contains rich malt and fruity aromas.
Palate: The palate is rewarded with a unique combination of attractive flavours - a balance of stewed apples, pears, malt, with a gentle hint of nuttiness.
Finish: Smooth, sweet and very satisfying.
Tomatin 15 Years Old - 50ml
Nose: Light and fresh. Citrus fruits, vanilla, fruit cake. Oak prominent throughout
Palate: Good balance. Smooth, medium body, delicate honey and mild orange.
Finish: Quite long, lingers on the palate.
Tomatin 18 Years Old (Non Chill Filtered) - 50ml
Nose: Orchard fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup with a hint of smoky heather
Palate: Deliciously sweet, citrus and dark chocolate with a slightly oaky edge
Finish: Long, sweet and slightly dry
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