Tomatin Distillery home of the finest Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is located in the Monadhliath Mountains just south of Inverness, capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Established in 1897, Tomatin (to rhyme with satin) is also one of the highest distilleries in Scotland at 315 metres above sea level.
The soft waters of the Alt-na-Frith (Free Burn) which run clear and pure through the Monadhliath Mountains help to create a Highland Malt with delicate flavours, yet a rich and mellow style. Its undoubted quality and consistency make for a truly fine dram.
A proud testimony to the art of distilling.
Tomatin is a community as well as a distillery. It is one of the last distilleries to provide housing for their staff, and around 25 families live on the 140 acre estate. These families form the core of the workforce and, in several cases, whole families are employed in various roles within the Company. As you may be able to imagine, it can feel quite remote, living 315 metres above sea level in the Monadhliath Mountains. This sense of isolation has over the years contributed to the character of Tomatin by helping to instil a strong sense of family; loyalty, friendship and trust are the values of this unique community.
Whether you are making it or drinking it, Tomatin whisky is passion and emotion – it's personal.
The distillery has a long and distinguished heritage, going back 110 years, of producing malt whisky. As individuals, the workforce takes whisky distilling very seriously indeed – some are the 5th generation of their family to work here. And as a team they take pride in their community and in their malt. They take pride in the traditions of distilling. And this pride, together with the passion which is evoked as much by the heritage as by the products, has evolved into an almost tangible spirit of ownership. The local people behind the malt provide it with its highland pedigree. The care and attention that go into Tomatin whiskies come from this sense of personal responsibility. Tomatin is the village malt.
TOMATIN RESERVE 12 YEARS
This exquisite 12 year old Single malt has a wonderfully rich and elegant taste, producing a long and satisfying finish.
Cask – Matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels, refill American oak casks and Spanish sherry butts. The 12 year old is married exclusively in Spanish sherry butts prior to bottling.
|Cask||American ex-Bourbon casks, Spanish ex-Jerez casks|
|Tasting Notes||Aroma - A complex, fresh and airy bouquet which contains rich malt and fruity aromas with a hint of peatiness.|
Palate - The palate is rewarded with a unique combination of attractive flavours – a balance of apples, pears and malt with a gentle hint of nuttiness introduced by the subtle use of sherry wood. Very smooth and silky.
Finish - A wonderfully rich and elegant taste produces a long and satisfying finish; there is an oily richness which leads to a desire for more.
|Awards||GOLD 2018 San Francisco WSC|
GOLD 2017 San Francisco WSC
DOUBLE GOLD 2016 San Francisco WSC
BRONZE 2015 C2C CUP GERMANY
GOLD 2015 San Francisco WSC
SILVER 2015 IWSC
GOLD 2014 San Francisco WSC
SILVER 2014 IWSC
BEST HIGHLAND MALT 2013 WWA
Whisky Bible 2018 9.1
|Product Dimensions||11.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Storage away from direct light in a cool and dry place|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd|
|Country Produced in||Scotland|