Tomatin Distillery, with a capacity to produce
five million gallons of alcohol a year, is the "largest malt
whisky distillery in Scotland". The distillery was built in
1897 by a group of Inverness businessmen, but has now become
the first Scottish distillery to be wholly owned by a Japanese
company. It is also considered to be one of the most modern
distilleries. The distillery obtains its water supply from
Alt-na-frith (the free stream or creek), which flows over
red granite after flowing through peat. Some claim this is
ideal water for distilling whisky. The whisky produced by
Tomatin is lightly peated, smooth, medium-bodied whisky. It
is a logical "next step up" from a lighter Lowland malt.
10 year old
||Fresh, dry to
lightly sweet, some smoke and maltiness.
but becoming dry. Round, with some smoke and spiciness.
||Some peat and