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Tomatin

Region: Highlands
District: Speyside

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

Proof 80
Color Medium gold.
Nose Fresh, dry to lightly sweet, some smoke and maltiness.
Body Medium, smooth and soft.
Palate Medium sweet, but becoming dry. Round, with some smoke and spiciness. Smooth.
Finish Some peat and spice.

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