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  • Five Days of Five Decades - Day 5

    So we've reached the final day of #FiveDaysOfFiveDecades and we have a very special member of our team, Vincent. He plays a crucial role here at the Distillery as the cheif malt taster and analyser. See what he has to say below...

     

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  • Five Days of Five Decades - Day 4

    Meet Jamie, our Warehouse Supervisor at the Distillery - born in the 4th decade of Tomintoul Distillery he's been with us for 4 years and helps to oversee the warehouse operations. See what he has to say below! 

    5 Interesting facts and events from this year: 

    1.The internet (world wide web) becomes available to everyone - the start of a new digital revolution.

    2. The first ever DVD was created.

    3. UK doctors, Drs. Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell create the world's first cloned sheep, Megan and Morag, from embryo cells.

    4. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum opens in Cleveland.

    5. The first Bridget Jones Diary book release.

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  • Five Days of Five Decades - Day 3

    Meet Stuart from the Distillery - born in 1985 the start of the 3rd decade of Tomintoul Distillery. See what he has to say below! 

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  • A trip to Raymond & Jenni's Farm ahead of the Blacknose Beauties National Show.

     

    Nikki and Lisa from the Distillery made a visit to local farmers Raymond and Jenni's farm to assist with the preparations of the ‘Blacknose Beauties National Show’ taking place this weekend. Volunteers where needed to assist in prepping the sheep who were a total of 30 and the ladies from the distillery were more than happy to help. The ‘Blacknose Beauties National Show’ is the first ever of its kind with guests from around the world expected to attend. We are proud to be supplying the winner’s trophy (pictured below) along with a bottle of Tomintoul whisky.

     

     

     

     

    Nikki and Lisa from the Distillery assiting on the day.

     

     

    Raymond and Jenni - Organisers and owners of the Blacknose Beauties National Show on thier farm prepping the sheep ahead of Saturday's show.

     

     

    Volunteers on the day.

     

     

    Hard at work prepping these beauties!

     

    We'd like to wish Raymond, Jenni and the rest of their team the very best of luck ahead of Saturday's show as they've worked very hard to put it all together.

     To find out more about the show visit their website here:http://valaisblacknosesheepsociety.co.uk

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  • Five Days of Five Decades - Day 2

    Meet Nikki from the Distillery - born in 1975 a decade since the first cask at Tomintoul was filled. She's now into her 3rd Decade at the Distillery!

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  • Five Days of Five Decades - Day 1

    This time last year we celebrated 50 years of Tomintoul 'the gentle dram'. This year, we celebrate by taking a look at what makes Tomintoul special from the team members themselves with a timeline of 'Five Days of Five Decades'.

    To kickstart the celebrations five members of team Tomintoul, each born within one of the last Five Decades share their experiences working at the Distillery.

    Starting off with Production Manager, Graeme Bowie.

    Decade born -1965.

    The year the first cask at Tomintoul Distillery was filled. Read what Graeme has to say about his time at the Distillery below.

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  • INTRODUCING TOMINTOUL TLATH

     

    We are proud to announce the release of Tomintoul “Tlàth”.

    Pronounced “Tlah” in the named derives from Gaelic word meaning –gentle/mellow reflecting the true meaning of our whisky which is known as “the gentle dram”.

    Tomintoul Tlàth is the result of a very careful selection of individual casks. The hand-chosen collection consists of whiskies of various ages matured in first-class American oak bourbon barrels.

    The new addition serves as an entry point to the core range representing great value for money. The proof is in the taste and quality of the whisky in the bottle.

    Marketing Director, Duncan Baldwin said: “After experimenting with different cask types and flavour styles we have produced a very exciting whisky. The result is this superb release of Tomintoul, “Tlàth.”

    Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Golden Straw

    Nose: Quintessentially Speyside. Light, with some sweet toffee and vanilla and hints of mint leaf and citrus peel.

    Palate:  Light and creamy. Lively white pepper and some oak-driven spiciness dance on the tongue with background layers of nutmeg and toasted vanilla.

    Finish: Spicy with notes of shortbread and fresh mint

    Tlàth is bottled at 40% vol and packaged in cases of 6 x 70cl clear glass bespoke bottles with individual cylindrical canisters.

    The new edition will be available in key European, Duty Free and selected world markets.

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  • We're proud sponsors of the first ever Blacknose Beauties National Show

    Tomintoul Distillery is proud to be part sponsors of the first ever Blacknose Beauties National Show, organised by local farmers to celebrate some of the most beautiful and rare bred sheep. The show will be held in Carlisle on the 20th August and we will be supplying the winner’s trophy (pictured above).

     

    In the lead up to the event we had a few of the sheep from the UK Valais Blacknose Society visit us. Bertie and Lucas stopped by the Distillery today (pictured with Lisa and Nikki) for a few photos and a sniff of Tomintoul whisky ;).

    Handing over the winner's trophy to Jenni - the event organiser and part owner of the Blacknose Beauties National Show.

    If you will like to attend the show please see below for details.

    Date - August 20 2016

    Location - Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

    Find out more about the show here: http://valaisblacknosesheepsociety.co.uk

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  • Dowans Hotel Whisky Dinner With Master Distiller Robert Fleming.

    On Friday August 5th The Dowans Hotel held an intimate dinner with our Master Distiller, Robert Fleming. The evening featured the tasting of four Tomintoul expressions (pictured) served alongside a four course meal. The evening also involved a talk held by Robert about the Distillery and how Tomintoul whisky is made. 

    Read below what The Dowan's Hotel had to say on their event's Facebook page about Robert:

    'Robert Fleming has been in the position of Master Distiller at Tomintoul Distillery for over 20 years. As passionate as he is about the area (he was born and bred on the Glenlivet Estate), he is equally, if not more passionate about whisky; you could almost say that it was 'in the family' with four previous generations of his family working as distillers in the area.
    A passionate yet humble man, he truly is a recognised master of his industry...even if he might not say that himself!

    We are honoured to have him join us for a four course meal, each course specifically paired with one of the fantastic range of expressions that he has been at the helm of creating at Tomintoul. He has promised that there will be something a little extra to finish the evening but he holds onto his secrets like he holds onto his Tomintoul 21 year old so you'll just have to join us to find out what that may be!'

    A big thank you to The Dowan's Hotel for having us and to the guests who attended this special event. To find out more about our latest events please sign up on our 'Contact Us' page.

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