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  • Introducing Our 15 Portwood Finish

    We are pleased to announce the release of our new limited edition Tomintoul 15 Years Old Portwood Finish.The new expression has only 5820 bottles available with each bottle individually numbered. The malt whisky was transferred from Bourbon casks into hand-picked Port pipes to “finish” its maturation for a generous period of time in order to further enrich and refine the whisky’s characteristics; most notably, the tones of fruity Port sweetness. Tomintoul Master Distiller, Robert Fleming deemed that the time was right to bottle the whisky at 15 years of age when the malt whisky flavours had reached harmonious notes with the sweet attributes of the Port wood. 

    The new release is supplied in cases of 6 x 70cl bottles in individual cylindrical cartons and it will be available in key European and selected world markets.


    Have you tried our latest expression? Tweet us or send us a message on our social media pages below. 


    It's a busy week up in Speyside ahead of this weekend’s Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Festival with a series of games, tournaments, tastings and Distillery tours.

    We had a wonderful time last year! Meeting new and existing customers and fans of the Tomintoul whisky products.

    Team Tomintoul: Andy, Lisa, Nikki and Tomintoul Master Distiller Robert Fleming.

    On Wednesday 27th April is:

    The Spirit of Speyside Golf Challenge, at the Ballindalloch Castle Golf Course with Team TOMINTOUL DISTILLERY - players include Master Distiller, Robert Fleming, Jordan Hillman and Josh Sinclair playing for the title.

    On Thursday 28th April is:

    The Tomintoul Distillery Tour with Tom Gerrie - Tomintoul Distillery Manager (Event SOLD OUT). 

    Time - 2:00pm - 4:15pm

    On Friday 29th April is:

    Visit from Scottish Malts Classic Car Tour at Tomintoul Distillery - the classic car tour taking place in the scenic Speyside starting off at Loch Lomond.
    For more details visit

    Grantown's Kilted Dramble - Join an evening of fascinating tales as you walk through the beautiful Anagach forest guided by the Grantown-on-Spey Kilted Heroes. Guests will enjoy sampling the Tomintoul Whisky range enhanced by River Spey water and paired by Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier’s divine chocolates before finishing up back in the warmth and comfort of Rosehall Guest House.

    On Saturday 30th April is:

    Whisky Fair Dufftown

    Time - 10:00am - 5:00pm

    On Sunday 1st May is:

    Whisky Fair Dufftown
    Time - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Mini Bus Tour to Tomintoul Distillery – Tour with Tom (SOLD OUT)
    Time - 10:00am

    Open Whisky Tasting with Iain Forteath – The Whisky Castle
    Time - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

    Whisky Master Class with company Brand Ambassador Iain Forteath
    Time - 6:00pm - 9:00pm, the Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul.

    It's going to be a pleasant event and we look forward to seeing you there. For tickets and information visit

    Stay tuned for more pictures of the event.

    For instant updates follow Team Tomintoul 



    Tomintoul Whisky will be at Whisky Live London on the 18th and 19th of March for another great day of whisky tastings, food pairings and masterclasses.

    We will be holding a Masterclass on Saturday at 1pm the masterclass will be led by Duncan Baldwin.

    Guests at the show will have the opportunity to sample our delectable range including our brand new and soon to be released Tomintoul 15 Portwood finish! 

    Our team on the day will also be there to offer you assistance and answer any questions. It is a day not to be missed!

    Visit  for tickets and follow us on social media for more live updates.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Team Tomintoul 



    Tomintoul Whisky was at the Groningen Whisky Festival, Netherlands. The event took place in the striking historical Der Aa-Kerk, a medival church in dating back to the early 1200's. 

    The event welcomed hundreds of whisky enthusiasts, beginners and all to sample variety of whiskies including exclusive products, attend masterclasses and food/whisky pairings.

    Our Brand Ambassador Iain was in attendance (pictured with Five Decades Single Malt Whisky) were he introduced and assisted guests with our whisky.

    It was a great event full of laughs. If you would like to sign up to our page for updates on whisky shows and masterclasses click on the contact button above. 


    Tomintoul Whisky was at the KFWE (Kosher Food and Wine Exhibition) show in LA this weekend with our Tomintoul Whisky Brand Ambassador Iain Forteath.

    The show which takes place annually, brings together the best Kosher food, wine and spirits along with fans for a day of tastings and samplings, this year was a great turnout and we were pleased to be part of it again this year.

    To find out more about our shows and masterclasses sign up to our newsletter on our contact page.

    Team Tomintoul 

  • Tomintoul Whisky at Up The Helly Viking Festival

    Tomintoul whisky and Up the Helly Viking Festival

    Up Helly Aa is the famous viking festival held in mid-winter to celebrate the end of the Yule period. The festival takes place every year in Shetland, Scotland, and it involves marching through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes.

    This year a few of our expressions were present at the festival, with hundreds of people from around the  world who attended.

    Below are pictures sent to us by Jill who attended the festival.


    More from the night time festival:





  • Tomintoul Whisky Tasting at Mill Hill Wines

    Last night, guests were treated to live whisky tastings at the Mill Hill Wines store in North London. The event was led by Lorne Mackillop who has over 20 years experience within the whisky industry. It was a great turn out with guests pleasantly enjoying the Tomintoul whisky range and learning more about the our products and whisky making process. 

    If you would like to attend any of our whisky tasting events please sign up to our newsletter on the 'Contact' page. Emails (Not spams) will be sent to update you on the latest whisky tastings taking place with information on how to sign up.

    Team Tomintoul 

  • Introducing The Tomintoul 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky.

    Tomintoul 40

    We are proud to announce the release of our remarkable Tomintoul 40 Year Old Quadruple Cask.

    In an age when stocks of older single malt Scotch whiskies are becoming a rarity, it is a moment of joy for us to announce the launch of this 40 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky bottling. Master Distiller Robert Fleming whose family has been distilling whisky for generations; nosed and tasted each cask from the 1974 year of distillation as they rested peacefully in the corners of the Distillery warehouses. Having found four remarkable casks amongst them, Robert considered these of such truly outstanding quality and attributes that they were selected for their own unique Quadruple cask bottling.

    The single malt from these exceptional quadruple casks has been bottled in hand-crafted crystal decanters which have been individually numbered.  The gift box has been especially designed to provide a unique presentation featuring a twin door opening with cushioned padding on the inside. The wooded exterior is finished in a fabulous matt black lacquer. Customised spaces on the inside accommodate a crystal glass stopper and an information leaflet.

    The quadruple cask release is truly limited with only 500 bottles. 

  • 9 Interesting facts about Tomintoul.

    9 Interesting facts about Tomintoul

    1.Tomintoul Distillery is named after the nearby highest village in the Highlands of Scotland and is surrounded by nature’s beauty.

    2.Tomintoul is “Hillock of the Barn” in Scottish Gaelic; ironically meaning small hill considering it is one of the highest villages in Scotland at 345 m (1,132 ft)

    3. Tomintoul Whisky holds the record for the world’s largest Single Malt Scotch Whisky bottle containing 105.3 litres, enough to serve 5,230 drams.

    4. Our whisky is matured in the finest bourbon and sherry casks, sometimes stowed away 12 meters high across 7 warehouses.

    5.We’re known as the ‘gentle dram’ because of our unbelievably smooth and rounded whisky.

    6.Tomintoul is one of the very few independently run distilleries in Scotland.

    7.We produce 3½ million litres of whisky each year and our whisky can be found in the four corners of the world from the Far East to South America.

    8. Our limited edition "Five Decades" Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a special blend of rare and deliciously matured casks from 1965 all the way through to 2005.


    9. Tomintoul with a Peaty Tang is made using Speyside peat to malt the barley. This tightly compact soil has been in the earth for thousands of years, once burnt this smoke imparts a special flavour to the whisky. The whisky is produced at the Distillery twice a year and closes for 2 weeks after the production to clean out the pipes and stills from the heavy peat scent. Tomintoul peaty tang is an unbelievably smooth and rich peated malt whisky, gaining popularity amongst peat and even non-peat whisky lovers. 


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