omintoul / Tomintoul-Glenlivet
|Location :||Speyside - Situated in the valley of the River Avon on the B9 136 off the A939 Grantown-on-Spey to Tomintoul road.|
|Region :||Highland Speyside.|
|Type :||Malt Highland Speyside|
(AKA: Tomintoul-Speyside Distillery) Speyside
Banffshire AB37 9AQ
Phone 01804 590244 / +44 01807-590274
Fax 01804 590342 / +44 01807-590342
|Owner :||JBB(Greater Europe) PLC, Tomintoul Distillery|
|Producer :||Whyte and Mackay.|
|Water :||The Ballantruan Spring.|
Tomintoul / Tomintoul-Glenlivet :From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
A modern distillery, production only began in 1965 and it was not until 1972 that the make began to appear in bottle. Built by Tomintoul Distillery Ltd and bought by Scottish Universal Investment Trust (part of Lonrho) in 1973. Managed by Whyte & Mackay, which was itself bought from Lonrho by Brent Walker in February, 1989 and subsequently sold to American Brands Inc. the following year. The distillery was doubled from two to four stills in 1974.
Tomintoul is the highest village in the Scottish Highlands, although the distillery itself, being outside the village, is not quite as high above sea level as Dalwhinnie. Tomintoul is regularly cut off by snow in winter.
Situated in the valley of the River Avon on the B9 136 off the A939 Grantown-on-Spey to Tomintoul road.
Water: The Ballantruan Spring.
Source www.bbr.com :
Tomintoul Distillery, Speyside
Tomintoul whisky distillery is a distillery that has spent most of its life focused primarily on providing whisky for use in blends; however in recent years its single malts have stepped into the limelight to a greater degree, and to an enthusiastic reception.
A fairly new distillery, founded in 1965, it eventually became a prominent part of the Whyte & Mackay blended whisky, and was owned by the company for several years, before eventually coming into the possession of the current owners, Angus Dundee Distillers in 2000.
The single malt whiskies have recently been very well-received: the Tomintoul 33yo won the Best Speyside Single Malt Whisky 21 Years and Over in the 2010 World Whiskies Awards. The distillery puts this success down to the work of master distiller Robert Fleming, whose ancestors have been involved in the creation of Speyside Glenlivet whisky for four generations.