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Founded in 1897, the Tomatin whisky distillery sits at an altitude of 313m just to the west of the village of the same name and quenches its annual five million litre capacity with the pure waters of the Allt-na-Frithe. Closing briefly at the beginning of the 20th century, Tomatin experienced good fortunes and during the 1950s began increasing its stills, installing the last in 1974, bringing its total to an impressive 23, although 11 were dismantled in 2002.

Following the 1985 liquidation of prior owners Tomatin Distillers Company, the Tomatin distillery became the first Scottish single malt maker to be purchased by a Japanese company; in 1986 Takara Shuzo and Okara acquired Tomatin, which stands, today, as one of Scotland’s largest distilleries. Tomatin not only has a substantial capacity but also boasts an onsite cooperage and 14 warehouses, nearly as large as Japan’s largest distillery, the Suntory owned Hakushu.

There is a profusion of indepedent bottlings, though there is a rather small house range. The Scotch from Tomatin is also used in many blends, notably in the famed ‘The Antiquary’ range. Today, the distillery runs at full capacity, largely producing unpeated malt whisky. Following the acquisition of Okara’s interests by Takara Shuzo and a subsequent amalgamation, the whisky distillery is now under the ownership of The Marubeni group.

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About Tomatin Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01808 511444

Distillery Founded


Distillery Capacity

5 000 000 litres

Distillery Status


Distillery Owner

Tomatin Distillery Co

Distillery Address

Tomatin, Inverness-Shire

Distillery Website


The Inverness businessmen behind Tomatin Spey Distillery Company found Tomatin.


Production ceases.


Production resumes through Tomatin Distillers Co. Ltd.


Stills are increased from two to four.


Another two stills are added.


The six stills are increased to ten.


One more still is installed.


The stills now total 23 and the maltings closes.


The distillery company goes into liquidation.


Two long-time customers, Takara Shuzo Co. and Okara & Co., buy Tomatin through Tomatin Distillery Co. Tomatin thus becomes the first distillery to be acquired by Japanese interests.


Tomatin Distillery Co buys J. W. Hardie and the brand Antiquary.


Okara & Co, owners of 20% of Tomatin Distillery, is forced to sell its share to Takara Shuzo Co. which now is part of the Marubeni group.


Tomatin 12 years is launched.


A 25 year old and a 1973 Vintage are released.


An 18 year old and a 1962 Vintage are launched.


A 30 and a 40 year old as well as several vintages from 1975 and 1995 are released.

Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde

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Tomatin Legacy
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This will be a welcome sight to Tomatin fans - the first batch of their 36 year old single malt Scotch whisky, unveiled in mid-2015. This well-aged expression was distilled in 1977 and matured in a...  More info
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Tomatin Contrast
(70cl, 46%)
A very interesting release from the Tomatin distillery in the Highlands, featuring two 35cl bottles of single malt Scotch whisky. The whiskies are both vattings from the same six years (1973, 1977...  More info
Tomatin 18 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
An 18 year old from the Tomatin distillery, finished in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts.  More info
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In 2014, the Tomatin 12 Year Old was given an update and bottled at 43% ABV rather 40%, as it was previously. This core single malt from the ace distillery in the Highlands is finished for six-to-nine...  More info
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The Tomatin 14 Year Old was introduced to the core range in 2014. It features Highland single malt matured in bourbon barrels before being finished for a year in specially selected tawny Port pipes.  More info
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Tomatin Cù Bòcan
(70cl, 46%)
The story behind this Tomatin comes from the legend of a spectral dog, Cù Bòcan, who has haunted the Highland village for countless years. It was once seen by a distillery worker who, after initially...  More info
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Tomatin 15 Year Old
(70cl, 43%)
This 15 year old was released in August 2009. It has a light, supple flavour profile, but with what Tomatin distillers describe as a "significant influence from the North American oak".  More info
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For Tomatin's Cù Bòcan single malt Scotch whisky, the distillery takes lightly peated single malt and matures it in a combination of Sherry, virgin and bourbon casks. However, for this limited edition...  More info
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While Tomatin's original Cù Bòcan was a lightly peated single malt matured in a combination of bourbon, Sherry and virgin oak casks, this special edition showcases the Sherried notes, by being matured...  More info
Big "T" is a long-running blended Scotch whisky, coming to us from the Tomatin distillery in the Highlands. A good value for money expression.  More info
Tomatin 21 Year Old
(70cl, 52%)
A limited edition release from the Tomatin distillery of 21 year old whisky, made from 6 bourbon casks and 1 sherry butt. The result is a charming champ of a whisky, rich with fruity notes and a...  More info
Tomatin 40 Year Old
(70cl, 42.90%)
A 40 year old vatting of seven sherry hogsheads, chosen by Douglas Campbell, the distillery manager at Tomatin.  More info
A handsome little gift pack from the Tomatin distillery up in the Highlands. It features a full bottle of their Legacy single malt Scotch whisky, matured in both virgin oak and bourbon casks, as well...  More info
Enjoy some Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky presented at cask strength - a generous 57.5% ABV. Introduced in early 2015, this is the first cask strength bottling to join Tomatin's core range, and is...  More info
This is the second batch of Tomatin's 1988 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, aged for over 25 years in a combination of bourbon barrels and Port pipes. This maturation brings out lots of yummy...  More info
Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range from Gordon & MacPhail. It was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels from 1996 to 2013, and then independently...  More info
A single cask release of Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the Swedish independent bottlers, Svenska Eldvatten. It comes from a single ex-Sherry butt, which was filled in September 2004...  More info
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This is a 1970s bottling of Big "T" 5 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky. What could the T stand for? Is it "tasty"? It might be "tasty". Or "Tomatin", as they're the folks behind this fine blend...  More info
An Old Particular bottling of 20 year old Tomatin, distilled in February 1994, matured in a refill hogshead and bottled in August 2014 with an outturn of 282 bottles. Nice one, Douglas Laing!...  More info
Tomatin 1982 Cask 92
(70cl, 57%)
This is an incredibly rare Tomatin, in fact there are just 560 bottles, which are likely to sell about by the time we finish writing this sentence… This was distilled in 1982, and it was aged in cask...  More info
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Limited to 328 bottles, this Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in October 1992 and bottled in November 2012. It matured in an Oloroso sherry hogshead.  More info
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A well-aged expansion to Tomatin's core range, the 1988 vintage single malt Scotch whisky is created from a mixture of bourbon barrel and Port pipe-matured whiskies, which slumbered in their casks for...  More info
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