Whisky production has been central to the way of life in this area most probably since the 15th when drovers 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 located where the modern day Distillery stands. 1897. The first formal distillery on the site was established in 1897. The settlement of Tomatin was formed as result of the wealth created by the distillery. Around 80% of their employees still live on site in the distillery houses, so working at Tomatin is more than just a job for their employees; it is a way of life. This in turn is reflected in the quality of whisky produced; every bottle of whisky they make is distilled with pride.
The smooth, rounded hills sheltering the Tomatin Distillery reflect the softer side of nature in this quiet corner of the Highlands. Here, bubbling pure spring water, tender barley and gentle patience all go into creating an incredibly soft Highland whisky. A whisky which is as easy to enjoy as it is hard to forget.
Tomatin describe their whisky perfectly: "Since 1897 there has been a quiet revolution unfolding in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. In this idyllic spot, the naturally soft water of the Allt na Frith burn is introduced to tender Scottish barley. Later, from the tall, slim copper stills of the Tomatin Distillery a mellow, fruity spirit is born. You have heard the myths of this often wild and beautiful place. Now hear the truth: there is a softer side to the Highlands. There is Tomatin."
The Tomatin 14 Year Old is soft, smooth and sweet, benefiting from its time spent in Tawny Port casks which previously held port for around 50 years. Rich but balanced aromas of red berries, sweet honey and rich toffee develop into aspects of light fruits and nuts on the palate and an abiding finish of smooth fruit salad.