Address

Upper Dochcarty, Dingwall IV15 9UF

Telephone

+44 (0)1349 862005

Visit Tomatin Distillery

Tomatin is a distillery near Inverness, offering whisky tours. Here, you will tour the distillery and learn how Tomatin produce their award-winning whiskies. Then at the end of your tour, you get to sample three types of whisky. The visitor centre also has a gift shop, where you can browse a range of Tomatin whiskies and merchandise. Plus, a ‘bottle your own’ option, where you can choose your own bottle of Tomatin’s cask strength whisky to purchase and take home. Thus providing you with a special memento of your trip to this Highland whisky distillery!

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Born in 1897

Tomatin means 'Hill of the Juniper Bush'

History of Tomatin

Tomatin, meaning “Hill of the Juniper Bush”, is a small village near Inverness. Distillation began in this area in the 16th century, but it was illegal until 1823. ‘Old Laird’s House’, a house that still remains on the grounds today, is believed to be the location of an early illicit still, where cattle drovers would stop to fill their flask when taking their livestock to market.

Finally, in 1897, the site became an officially operating distillery, during the peak of the Victorian whisky boom. From here, Tomatin Distillery was born. Due to its remote location, a number of houses were built on-site for the distillery workers to live in.

The distillery has changed ownership several times and at one point it was the biggest distillery in Scotland. In 1986, two Japanese companies, Takara Shuzo and Okura & Co, bought the site. Switching focus from scale to quality, Tomatin entered its most successful era of whisky production.

Today, 80% of the Tomatin workforce still live in distillery houses on-site, making it more than a job. They state it is a ‘way of life’ and ‘every bottle of whisky we make is distilled with pride’.

Book a whisky tour

Book your Tomatin whisky tour today. You can book a tour here in advance to avoid disappointment.

But why stop there? Many whisky lovers visiting Scotland aim to tour as many whisky distilleries as possible. As you work your way around the country, you can taste how local geography and geology influences the flavours of your favourite whisky.

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Address

Tomatin Distillery, Inverness IV13 7YT

Telephone

01463 248144

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Visit Glen Ord Distillery

Touring the distilleries that produce Scotch whisky is a fantastic way to learn about the different flavours available in a single dram. Here in Inverness, Glen Ord Distillery is a great place to start your whisky adventure.

On the tour, you’ll learn about the distillery’s fascinating history, stretching back to 1838. When you finish, they’ll even treat you to a complimentary taste of their Singleton of Glen Ord 12-year-old single malt whisky.

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Set up in 1838

Glen Ord Distillery produces a 12-year-old, 15-year-old and 18-year-old Singleton of Glen Ord

History of Glen Ord Distillery

The distillery was set up in 1838 by Robert Johnstone and Donald MacLennan, on land purposed for cultivating barley, leased by Thomas MacKenzie. Although at that time it was called the Ord Distillery Co.

Ownership passed through many hands over the years and today it is part of the Diageo group. The distillery has been renovated and expanded to increase production keep up with new technologies. In 1994, they added a new visitor centre and exhibition area. It is the only remaining single malt distillery on the Black Isle.

The Glen Ord Distillery produces a 12-year-old, 15-year-old and 18-year-old Singleton of Glen Ord. Also with signature editions and special releases. The distinct flavour of Glen Ord’s Singleton comes from Black Isle barley and the water from the nearby White Burn.

Book a Whisky Tour

If you are looking for an Inverness whisky tour, then book today. Booking a tour in advance at Glen Ord is an absolute must, because it’s very popular. However, if you can’t wait to see Glen Ord in person, you can whet your appetite by taking a tour of the distillery on Google Maps!

But why stop there? A popular activity for visitors to the country is to tour as many whisky distilleries as possible. This is a great “taste of Scotland”.  You can taste how the geography and geology of Scotland influence the flavours of your favourite whisky.

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Address

A832, Muir of Ord IV6 7UJ

Telephone

01463 872004

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