The early history of the distillery can be traced back to the 15th century, when drovers and weary travellers would pause here on their journey and fill up their whisky flasks from a still, close to the Laird's house.
By 1974, producing some 13 million litres a year, the distillery was the largest in Scotland and by 1986 was the first distillery to be Japanese owned. Today producing nearly 2 million litres a year it is one of the largest producers of malt whisky in Scotland.
Tomatin Legacy Single Malt 43% Virgin Oak & Ex-Bourbon Casks
Dominant tropical top notes of pineapple and Cape gooseberry with a light dusting of lemon and vanilla icing sugar, clean and fresh with the barley sweet and malty in the background.
A gorgeously sweet, velvety and oily texture, the body surprisingly viscous and rich, liqueur-like, with lemon butter, lemon zest, a light peppery spice and a lingering dry cider finish. A dash of aqua boosts the lemon and pineapple components. A spectacular and delicious dram. 86
Tomatin 12yo Single Malt 43% First Fill, Refill American Oak and Spanish Sherry Butts, Then Married Exclusively in Spanish Sherry Butts Prior to Bottling.
Honeycomb and oak, buttery with sweet lemon zest on the nose, the barley sugar sweet and scented with lemon cream biscuit and then eventually toffee.
Thin but vanilla sweet, the mid palate charcoal and oaky, wooded and spicy, the finish nutty and vinous. A few drops of water release the orchard fruits coated with lemon vanilla and introduces the 18yo style of ruby grapefruit on the finish. 85
Tomatin 18yo Single Malt 46% 18 Years in American Refill Oak Then Married in Oloroso Sherry Butts Prior to Bottling-Non Chill Filtered.
A vanilla-laced red-berried stew. Cranberries dominate with honey soaked greengages and toffee apple, then the malt and the sweetest lemon citrus appear.
Sweetly honeyed on the tongue , then a mid palate of lemon spice, drying to a wooded fino and red ruby grape fruit finish.87
Tomatin Cu Bocan Single Malt 46% Peated to 15ppm Matured in a Mix of Virgin, Ex-Bourbon and Spanish Sherry Casks-Non Chill Filtered
Pink sweets and over ripe fruits of banana, pear and apple hit the top notes...the fruit has been knocked off the trees but there is an abundance of jasmine around this orchard. The barley is profound and starts to dominate with lashings of lemon custard. Hints of cardamom and clove seep into this syrupy sweet stew with a topping of lemon meringue.
Deliciously and moreishly citrus sweet on the palate, this is a work of art, an exquisite balance of the sweetest lemon vanilla and soft spicy oak.
This whisky should have a warning sticker on the bottle..."HIGHLY ADDICTIVE"!!
P.s. Best sampled neat and naked....90