A little known distillery to me, although I pass within a gnat’s whisker of it each time I go to Islay. The Loch Lomond Group covers Inchmurrin, Glen Scotia and of course, Loch Lomond.
Micheal Henry, Master Blender, took us through 8 drams on the evening with the usual, well natured crowd of The Wright Wine Co.
Another Thursday, another trip to friends in Skipton. Another whisky tasting. Not complaining though – these are often lively events, very entertaining and always without fail delivers a new whisky experience.
This time, the little known (to me) Tomatin, pronounced, I am told, with emphasis on the ‘ma’, ie; ToMAtin. So there you go. Tomatin, for those not in the know, is a single malt from the Highland region. To be even more specific, it’s south of Inverness – in the Monadhliath Mountains – a stone’s throw from Loch Moy.
Hosted as ever by The Wright Wine Company, Tomatin was tonight represented by the knowledgeable Alistair Mutch. Alistair presented the history of the distillery in his own passionate way, with talk of ‘drovers’, the size of the distillery (largest in Scotland in 1974?) when it had 23 working stills. (and may still have – i have not researched this). And in between, we tasted 6 whiskies;