Takara Shuzo Co. Ltd
5 million litres
Not generally accessible
+44 (0)1463 248 148
Pronounced ‘Tom-a- tin to rhyme with satin, in Gaelic, Tomatin translates as ‘Hill of the Juniper bush’. The distillery, which incidentally was Scotland’s largest in 1974 but has since had stills removed to reduce capacity, retains its own working cooperage. Known for producing unpeated malts, since 2004 a peated spirit at 12ppm has been produced during the last week of each month.
For many years Tomatin was sold exclusively as a malt to be used in other blends but since being acquired by Japanese owners in 1986, Tomatin has been marketed as a single malt whisky in its own right. Tomatin is closely associated with and used in The Antiquary blend which is also owned by the distillery’s owners.
1897 - Tomatin Distillery Established
1906 - Liquidation
1909 - Revived by the new Tomatin Distillers Co Ltd
1956 - Stills increase from 2 to 4
1958 - Stills increase from 4 to 6
1961 - Stills increase from 6 to 10
1964 - Stills increase from 10 to 11
1974 - Stills increase from 11 to 23 to become the largest distillery in the world.
1984 - Liquidation
1986 – Bought by Takara Shuzo Co. Ltd of Japan
1996 - J & W Hardie Ltd becomes part of the Tomatin Group, bringing with it ‘The Antiquary’ blend
2002 - Stills decrease from 23 to 12 and Tomatin Single Malt range promoted.
2009 - Tomatin rebranded