Founded in 1965
Tomintoul is housed on the well manicured grounds of the Glenlivet estate. Standing in Ballindalloch, in the Speyside region, Tomintoul rests in what is known as Strath Avon, the valley of the River Avon.

Tomintoul is a recent addition to the Scotch Whisky canon, being one of only a handful of outfits built in the second half of the 20th century. Founded in 1964 by two traders from Glasgow, production began at Tomintoul the following year and passed through a series of changing regimes until falling into the hands of Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya.

The majority of Tomintoul Whisky (all but as little as 2%), is used for blended Whiskies, although the occasional official release has appeared. Four steam heated wash stills and spirit stills, form the heart of production and are fed by water from Ballantruan, and two small lakes in the Cromdale Hills.

Tomintoul touts a production capacity in excess of three million liters per year. Their spirits are matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon, refill hogshead and Oloroso Sherry casks.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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What does Tomintoul taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Tomintoul Scotch. It's based on all Tomintoul drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Tomintoul before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Angus Dundee Distillers Plc.
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    2 wash, 2 spirit
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Tomintoul Distillery Ballindalloch Moray AB37 9AQ United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1807 590274
  • Website
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Tomintoul is almost the highest distillery in Scotland, sitting at an elevation of roughly 1200'.
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, Speyside malts from these fifty or so distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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