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  • Nov 01, 2013

Distilleries across the regions in Scotland came together throughout this summer to create an exclusive collection for a unique blend of Scotch Whiskies to raise money for the National Farmers Union’s Centenary Fund. Tomintoul Dist

The distilleries across the regions of Scotland have donated bottles of their distinctive whiskies to be blended in a cask; the tour started from Auchroisk Distillery and finished on Friday 4th October at Dufftown’s iconic Glenfiddich Distillery passing through many distilleries including our lovely Tomintoul. Tomintoul distillery donated a Tomintoul 12YO Single Malt scotch whisky at cask strength. Proudly donating this Tomintoul 12YO cask sample is our Production Supervisor, Andrew Sim.

These whiskies will be creating a “Pillage Malt” to be left for a few months in cask to craft a unique and most likely impossible to re-create blend of Malt Scotch Whiskies. The cask will be bottled at the end of the year in preparation for the auction at the union’s annual meeting in February 2014 to raise money for the union’s Centenary Fund that is assisting schools and other farm-related initiatives across Scotland. This distinctive blend will be known as the “Banffshire Centenary Blended Malt”.

  • Sep 09, 2013

On their route to the annual Alford Motorcycle Convention Gathering, the crowds gathered in Tomintoul on the eve of a mass ride out on Sunday morning.

Saturday 7th September 2013 Tomintoul hosted the pre-Alford Motorcycle Convention Gathering.  There was live music and entertainment in the form of the Extreme Wheelie Machine and Bike Displays by the Bon Accord MCC with demonstration by trials rider BRAIN MARR, before the band DC79 took to the village hall stage rocking the night away.


After a good breakfast, the bikes headed up and over the Lecht and down Donside, exploring some of the most beautiful sceneries and riding some of the highest roads in the country!

The furthest travelled biker attending the Gathering won a lovely bottle of Tomintoul 10 year old Single Malt Whisky.  Hopefully this will keep his cockles warm on the long journey home!  



  • Jul 25, 2013

Following the successful launch of the first-ever Tomintoul Distillery single cask which featured a 1981 Bourbon cask, the distillery has released a rare single Sherry cask edition of its award-winning malt range from the 1977 distillation.

This rare single Sherry cask release has been bottled in an attractive 70cl decanter style bottle and is presented in a stylish gift box. The whisky was distilled on the April 12 since in Sherry cask number 3691.

This cask was selected for the exceptional quality of the mature malt whisky. Bottled this summer at 54.9% ABV, the whisky has not been chill-filtered so as to retain its full flavours. Only 312 bottles were produced and each bottle has been individually numbered. The bottle label also records the cask number and the date of distillation and bottling.

Just to let you know; the inaugural launch of the 1981 Bourbon cask completely sold out in the first month – so you better be quick of the mark for this one!!


Taste profile:

Colour: Radiant, golden mahogany

Nose: Luscious, sweet, nutty-mature liquid fruit-cake dusted with crushed sultana, easing to drier, spicy oak tones

Palate: Sherry trifle, glacé cherries and muscovado sweetness, all nicely balanced with a spicy, mature oak note of cigar boxes. Deliciously complex.

Finish: Cocoa, vanilla and fudge climb to a dried-date climax.

  • Sep 09, 2013

Special Cask Finish Awards at the International Wine and Spirit Competition

In its 44th year, the IWSC is one of the world’s leading competitions; aiming to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.  

We are therefore delighted to announce that:
Tomintoul 12 Year Old Portwood Finish received a Silver medalTomintoul 12 Year Old Oloroso Finish received a Silver Outstanding medal

The Competition receives entries from nearly 90 countries worldwide, setting the international benchmark for quality. The unique combination of detailed technical analysis and specialist judging panels means that gaining an IWSC ‘Competition Award’ is deemed to be an exceptional achievement. 
The IWSC is the longest running and most respected Competition of its kind in the world.

So well done Tomintoul’s Gentle Cask Finishes!


  • Jul 10, 2013


There are many prestigious awards and commendations to be won for Whiskies, but none as elegant as the “World Whiskies Awards”, the World’s Best Whisky Awards.

Hundreds of whiskies from all around the world battle it out during three intensive blind tasting rounds, for the coveted title of ‘World's Best Whiskies’. The whiskies are divided up into categories of regions, therefore the most illustrious Speysides, Islays, Lowlands, Highlands, Japanese, African, North American are put face to face with their neighbours. It is purely down to the bottled perfection of the local characteristics of each unique region.

The panel of Judges are drawn from the best drinks journalists and retailers across the world, with industry representatives made up of master blenders, distillers and brand ambassadors in the final round.

This is no easy feat, therefore when Tomintoul 33 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky won “BEST SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT”, we thought that we would let you know! 

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