Tomatin Distillery


Tomatin, Inverness-shire, Inverness-shire, IV13 7YT

    Tomatin Distillery is located just 16 miles north of Aviemore and 15 miles south of Inverness on the main A9 trunk route. Visit the distillery and take a tour to learn more about the whisky making process and taste our fine whisky.

    Illicit stills are an important part of the history of whisky distilling in Scotland. Tomatin as a distilling site, illicit or otherwise, dates back to the 15th century and whisky has been central to the way of life ever since. Tomatin Distillery is home to the finest Highland Malt Whisky, located on the eastern edge of the Monadliath Mountains just south of Inverness.
    Established in 1897, Tomatin (to rhyme with satin) is one of the highest distilleries in Scotland at 315m above sea level. The soft waters of the Alt-na-Frith (free burn) run clear and pure through the mountains over peat, heather and hard granite, creating a Highland Malt with delicate flavours yet a rich and mellow style. Its undoubted quality and consistency make for a truly fine dram.
    Tomatin Distillery lies just 16 miles south of Inverness on the main A9 trunk road. Visitors are welcome to view the Distillery and our newly refurbished Visitor Centre and shop, which offers a full range of Tomatin products. Take a tour to gain a unique insight into the Distillery’s traditional working methods, its history and its importance within the world of Scotch Whisky. 
    For Tour times and availability please contact the Visitor Centre. Booking is advisable; we would especially appreciate advance booking for large parties. Available free of charge throughout the day, everyday, are samples of the Tomatin 12 year old Single Highland Malt Whisky. In our Visitor Centre you may relax and watch our DVD presentation which gives an insight into how our whisky is made. For more details please phone the Visitor Centre on 01463 248144, or e-mail .


    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    2 Apr 2015 - 2 Nov 2015
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday 12:30 16:30
    Bank Holiday 10:00 17:00

    Summer Hours in operation from 6th April 2015 until Sunday 2nd November 2015:
    Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
    Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

    Winter Hours in operation from Monday 27th October 2014 - Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Road Directions

    We are located just off the main A9 trunk road connecting Perth and Inverness. Heading north, we are 16 miles north of Aviemore, on the left just after you exit the dual carriageway at the Slochd. Heading south we are 15 miles south of Inverness, on the right hand side. The distillery is well signposted with tourist route brown signage, and is literally 30 seconds from the A9.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting to the distillery is easiest by car. There is a public bus to Tomatin village from the north and south, please check for times. 

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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