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LOCATION: Tomatin
PERIOD: 1950s
DISTRICT: Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: INVERNESS:Moy and Dalarossie
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
COLLECTION NAME: David Whyte
CREATOR: David Whyte Studio
IMAGE CREATED: 1957
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Distillery Equipment

Tomatin is one of Scotland's largest Malt whisky distilleries. There are records of illicit distilling on the site from the 15th century. The present distillery was established by the Tomatin Spey District Distillery Co Ltd in 1897. Initially there were two stills. This venture was short-lived, going into liquidation in 1906, but was revived by the New Tomatin Distillers Co Ltd in 1909. The number of stills has been increased, on five occasions, to the present total of 23. In 1986, after a period in receivership, Tomatin became the first distillery in Scotland to be under full Japanese ownership.

From the Gaelic, Tomatin means 'the hill of the Juniper bushes'. The distillery's water source is the Allt na Frithe burn, (the 'Freeburn')



IDENTIFIER: PAW22144-6

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