HIGHLAND WHISKY FESTIVAL 2019

TOMATIN FESTIVAL DAY - 17th OF MAY

Having been named one of the Lonely Planet’s ‘Best In Travel’ destinations in 2019, Tomatin, along with seven Highland Distilleries are proud to introduce a brand-new Whisky Festival to celebrate the established Highland Whisky Trail. The Highland Whisky Festival, which will take place between 10th-17th of May 2019, is a celebration of the region’s finest distilleries on the North Coast 500 route. With each distillery hosting an open day with exclusive events and tastings, it’s an unmissable experience for even the most seasoned of whisky enthusiasts. The North-East Coast of Scotland is breath-taking - impressive scenery, fantastic accommodation, and exceptional dining experiences.

Eight distilleries will come together for the first time ever for a series of exclusive tastings, tours, and events. Starting with Wolfburn on the 10th of May, the Festival will continue south, via Old Pulteney (11th), Clynelish (12th), Balblair (13th), Glenmorangie (14th), The Dalmore (15th), The Singleton of Glen Ord (16th), and finishing here at Tomatin on the 17th May. Each will host visitors from the world over to showcase the centuries of tradition, process, and craft of their home.

what’s on the day

CHEESE & TOMATIN

BARS R US

Enjoy some light and refreshing whisky based summer serves from Bars R Us’s converted 1973 VW Campervan, the ultimate mobile bar!

PERK

Perk serve barista coffee and hand-crafted doughnuts in the heart of Inverness. We are so excited to have them and their very own doughnut wall at the Highland Whisky Festival. Rumour has it there may even be a Tomatin Doughnut on the menu…

On the day we have Cheese & Tomatin, a local family run artisan pizzeria based in the Highlands. Showcasing Scotland's finest ingredients on traditional Neapolitan style wood fired pizza. All of their pizzas are created using their own sourdough, homemade Napoli sauce and fresh mozzarella.

DISTILLERY EXCLUSIVE: TOMATIN HIGHLAND WHISKY FESTIVAL 2019 BOTTLING

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Only available from the Tomatin Visitor Centre from the 17th of May.

2008 single cask finished in a first fill Cabernet Sauvignon French wine barrique.
60.2% alc.\vol.
Nose – Notes of sweet, sticky pineapple & white peach,
laced with hints of raspberry liquorice & cinnamon.
Palate – Warming spices that meet on the tongue
are then joined by a myriad of walnuts, hazelnuts & pecan.
Finish – A long & slightly dry finish accompanied by notes
of pine & rich red berries.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

LEGACY TOUR WITH CHEESE & CHOCOLATE PAIRINGS £10

TOUR TIMES  - RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE DAY  Friday 17th of May   Explore our distillery and learn how we produce our award winning whiskies. You will learn about the unique legacy of Tomatin which, having started in 1897, is the driving force for the company today. Finish up with three of our Tomatin Single Malts, each revealing why we are the ‘softer side of the Highlands’. For added fun on our festival day, we will demonstrate how well our whiskies can lend themselves to pairings, including chocolate from Highland Patisserie and cheese from Connage Highland dairy.  Allow at least one hour.  This tour includes the tasting of three whiskies;  Tomatin Legacy , Cù Bòcan & Antiquary. Over 18s £10, under 18s £4.  Contact  TOMATIN VISITOR CENTRE  to book.

TOUR TIMES - RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Friday 17th of May

Explore our distillery and learn how we produce our award winning whiskies. You will learn about the unique legacy of Tomatin which, having started in 1897, is the driving force for the company today. Finish up with three of our Tomatin Single Malts, each revealing why we are the ‘softer side of the Highlands’. For added fun on our festival day, we will demonstrate how well our whiskies can lend themselves to pairings, including chocolate from Highland Patisserie and cheese from Connage Highland dairy.
Allow at least one hour.
This tour includes the tasting of three whiskies; Tomatin Legacy, Cù Bòcan & Antiquary.
Over 18s £10, under 18s £4.

Contact TOMATIN VISITOR CENTRE to book.

STILLMAN’S TOUR WITH COOPERAGE DEMONSTRATION £25

TOUR TIMES 11.40am 3.20pm Friday 17th of May   Join our Stillman, David Milne, for a bespoke tour of Tomatin Distillery where he will offer a unique insight into what exactly makes Tomatin single malt. Enjoy unrivalled access to all aspects of whisky production from malt to maturation, finished with a working cooperage demonstration. Taste our surprisingly sweet & mellow new make spirit & a selection of four Tomatin Single Malt expressions throughout this tour. Allow at least 1hr 30minutes. This tour includes the optional tasting of our new make spirit as well as whiskies;  Tomatin 12 Year  Old,  Tomatin Cask Strength ,  Tomatin 14 Year Old , &  Tomatin 18 Year Old.  Over 18s only, £25.  Contact  TOMATIN VISITOR CENTRE  to book.

TOUR TIMES
11.40am
3.20pm
Friday 17th of May

Join our Stillman, David Milne, for a bespoke tour of Tomatin Distillery where he will offer a unique insight into what exactly makes Tomatin single malt. Enjoy unrivalled access to all aspects of whisky production from malt to maturation, finished with a working cooperage demonstration. Taste our surprisingly sweet & mellow new make spirit & a selection of four Tomatin Single Malt expressions throughout this tour.
Allow at least 1hr 30minutes.
This tour includes the optional tasting of our new make spirit as well as whiskies; Tomatin 12 Year Old, Tomatin Cask Strength, Tomatin 14 Year Old, & Tomatin 18 Year Old.
Over 18s only, £25.

Contact TOMATIN VISITOR CENTRE to book.

DISTILLERY MANAGER EXPERIENCE £55

TOUR TIMES  10.20am  2.20pm SOLD OUT  Friday 17th of May   Come and discover the history of Tomatin Distillery; once the largest producing distillery in Scotland, with a one on one personal tour with our Distillery Manager Graham Eunson. Nestled high amongst the beautiful Monaliadth Mountains, your exclusive visit will take you on a tale through time, the changing landscapes of the distillery, what makes our single malt so special and finished with an extensive and detailed tasting of five malts personally selected by Graham, for you to enjoy. Allow at least 2hrs 15 minutes. This tour includes the tasting of 5 whiskies; Tomatin 18 Year Old,  Tomatin 30 Year Old,   Tomatin 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection , & a personal favourite single cask of Graham Eunson’s choice. Over 18s only, £55.  Contact  TOMATIN VISITOR CENTRE  to book.

TOUR TIMES
10.20am
2.20pm SOLD OUT
Friday 17th of May

Come and discover the history of Tomatin Distillery; once the largest producing distillery in Scotland, with a one on one personal tour with our Distillery Manager Graham Eunson. Nestled high amongst the beautiful Monaliadth Mountains, your exclusive visit will take you on a tale through time, the changing landscapes of the distillery, what makes our single malt so special and finished with an extensive and detailed tasting of five malts personally selected by Graham, for you to enjoy.
Allow at least 2hrs 15 minutes.
This tour includes the tasting of 5 whiskies; Tomatin 18 Year Old, Tomatin 30 Year Old, Tomatin 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection, & a personal favourite single cask of Graham Eunson’s choice.
Over 18s only, £55.

Contact TOMATIN VISITOR CENTRE to book.

EVENING WHISKY PAIRING DINNER KINGSMILLS HOTEL £125

TIME - 7pm-11pm - SOLD OUT
Friday 17th of May

To celebrate the end of the first ever Highland Whisky Festival, join Regional Brand Ambassador Alistair Mutch and Distillery Manager Graham Eunson for a night of fine dining and exclusive whisky in the Adams room at the Kingsmills, hotel Inverness. Start the night with a dram of Tomatin 30 Year Old before enjoying a five course meal designed exclusively for the event by Kingsmills, with wine included in the ticket price. After dinner enjoy our most luxurious flight of whiskies from Tomatin which includes; Tomatin 36 Year Old, 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection and Tomatin 50 Year Old (our oldest and most exclusive single malt release).
Over 18s only, £125.

Menu attached click here
(This can be catered to those with dietry requirements)

Contact TOMATIN VISITOR CENTRE to book.