Tomintoul 12 Year Scotch
Fine single malt scotch whiskey.
Tomintoul Distillery was built in the mid 1960s and is situated in the heart of the Speyside Glenlivet region. Speyside has long been recognised as the premier region of the world for producing Scotch whisky and the district of Livet is considered the prime district within Speyside. The pure natural water and perfect climatic conditions have combined to give Tomintoul its very smooth and rich flavour – the gentle dram.
After years of searching for the purest natural water in Scotland, we discovered the Ballantruan Spring. For millions of years this water has been flowing through the mountainside near Tomintoul – and so the distillery was built in this area to capture this unique resource. The exceptional quality of the spring water is used exclusively in the production of the Tomintoul malt whisky.
At the height of around 350m (1165 feet), Tomintoul is reputed to be the highest village in the Highlands. The location of the village, lying between the River Avon to the west and the River Conglass to the east is the reasoning behind the old military road – the A939 – built through the area during the decade following the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.
Tomintoul was originally founded during the ‘age of new towns’ in the latter part of the 18th century as part of an improvement plan to encourage the scattered community of the district to move to form a new village. Despite an initial lack of enthusiasm, the village was gradually established over a period of about 30 years between 1794 and 1824. More recently it holds around 300 inhabitants. Throughout its history Tomintoul has been a stopping place for travellers.
Tomintoul single malt whisky is a testament to our master distiller, Robert Fleming, whose family has been making whisky in the Speyside-Glenlivet region for four generations. Inspired by tradition, he has produced a single malt of unique quality, which is invitingly smooth and mellow.
Up until the start of 2008 Tomintoul has been available in 10, 16 and 27 Years Old expressions and has received many awards and accolades. Three new expressions were launched in 2008. First, there is “Peaty Tang”, distilled in the traditional manner but, unusually for the Speyside Glenlivet region, crafted using peated malted barley to impart a distinctive smoky and heathery flavour. In contrast, the 12 years old Sherry Cask Finish was distilled in the autumn of 1995 and transferred into Oloroso Sherry butts for the last twenty months of maturation. The result is a creamy, elegant single malt with hints of Sherry sweetness.