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TOMATIN   10 years old 40%     INFO       
The Tomatin Distillery Co, Ltd

TOMATIN   21 years old 40 %           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
Distilled 1968
Bottled 1989
Proprietors: Tomatin Distillers Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

TOMATIN   18 years old 43 %            
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 3.12.76
Bottled 5.95
Cask No. 27636
308 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

TOMATIN  37 years old 48.0%                
PEERLESS
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Fons et Origo D T C
Cask Strenght
date distilled 01.1965
date bottled 12.2002
Cask no. 1909
167 genummerde flessen
Duncan Taylor & Co.

TOMATIN   11 years old 62,7 %         INFO  
SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date Distilled Jun 89
Date Bottled Oct 00
Society Cask Code 11.22
Outturn 293 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Tinned pears and coal - tar - soap'

TOMATIN   12 years old 43 %            
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 30/11/89
Bottled 4/3/2002
Matured in a Sherry butt
Butt no.11641
Genummerde flessen
The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.

TOMATIN   25 years old 43 %       INFO          
SINGLE HIGHLAND
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
DISTILLED WITH PRIDE
Distilled on 6th December 1978
Bottled 2004
The Tomatin Distillery Company, Ltd,
Inverness-shire

TOMATIN       Aged  18 years 43 %           
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
DISTILLED WITH PRIDE
The Tomatin Distillery Company,
Inverness-shire

TOMATIN Matured for over THIRTY  years  49,3 %    INFO           
A  CLASSIC  VATTING OF TWO
EX  SPANISH  OLOROSO  SHERRY
CASK  FINISHES
Single Highland Scotch Whisky
LIMITED  RELEASE  1976  DISTILLATION
Date Distilled: 22.11.1976
Matured in: Ex Bourbon Hogsheads
Finished in: Sherry Butts for over 3 years
Date Bottled: 22.10.2007
Number of Bottles: 1500
Non Chill - Filtered
Bottled at Natural Strenght
The Tomatin Distillery Co,  Inverness - shire

TOMATIN  Aged 42 years 52,1 %                       
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE
AULD  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Highland Scotch Whisky
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D. T. C.
Date Distilled: 11.1965
Cask No: 20942
Date Bottled: 01.2008
211 Bottles
No Chill Filtering or Colourings of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeen - shire
                                                              
TOMATIN  Matured for over 12 years  40 % INFO
Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky
The Tomatin Distillery Co, Ltd, Inverness - Shire

TOMATIN    LEGACY  Since 1897  43 % INFO                                                                                                                                                           Matured in a Combination of                                                                                                                                                                              Bourbon Barrels and Virgin Oak Casks                                                                                                                                                                      Distilled and Bottled in Scotland                                                                                                                                                                                The Tomatin Distillery Co, Ltd,                                                                                                                                                                        Inverness - shire

Highland Malt
The Northern Highlands
TOMATIN (1897)

Tomatin, Inverness-shire. Licentiehouder: The Tomatin Distillery Co. Eigendom van Takara, Shuzo & Okura Ltd.
Gebouwd op het hoogtepunt van de whisky-boom in 1897 door een aantal zakenmensen te Inverness.
De distilleerderij ligt op een hoogte van driehonderd meter boven de zeespiegel aan de noordelijke kant van de Grampian Mountains.
De naam wil zoveel zeggen als jeneverbessen bossen.
Met de val van de gebroeders Pattison in 1899, eindigde ook de whisky-hausse. Veel bedrij-ven gingen bankroet, anderen sloten en/of werden overgenomen.
Tomatin ging in 1906 bankroet.
In 1909 werd Tomatin weer opgestart, handelend met de naam The New Tomatin Distillery Co, Ltd.
Tomatin was gesloten gedurende de tweede wereldoorlog.
In 1956 werden er twee ketels bijgebouwd en in 1958 weer twee en in 1961 werden er weer 4 ketels bijgebouwd.
Tomatin ging naar de beurs, de London Stock Exchange,
In 1964 kwam er nog een ketel bij en toen in 1974 Tomatin geheel werd gemoderniseerd kwamen bij de elf ketels en nog eens twaalf bij.
De kapaciteit werd toen bijna dertien liter spirit per jaar. Tomatin kan 40 miljoen liter whisky opslaan.
In 1984 ging Tomatin bankroet, er was weer een periodieke periode waarin weer overkapa-citeit heerste en Tomatin met zijn enorme kapaciteit en als hoofdzakelijk buikleverancier werd harder getroffen dan de meeste andere distilleerderijen.
In Februari 1986 werd Tomatin gekocht door de Japanse ondernemingen Tokara Shuzo en Okura beiden waren afnemers van Tomatin.
Takara Shuzo verkreeg 80 % van het aandelenkapitaal, Okura 20 %.
Okura kwam in 1998 zelf in financiële moeilijkheden en zijn aandeel kwam in handen van de andere partner, die wat later dat aandeel doorverkocht aan de Japanse groep Marubeni.
Er zijn nu (2002) nog twaalf ketels in gebruik, alle met stoom verhit. De overige ketels vertoonden slijtage aan de ketels (ze werden te dun) en men verkoos om ze niet te laten repareren.
Het water komt van de Alt-na-Fïthe Burn, het koelwater van de rivier Findhorn.
Tomatin bottelt zelf een 10-, 12- en 30 jaar oude single malt whisky. De eigen blend is Big T. Ook levert men whisky aan de Welsh Whisky Co, te Brecon in Wales.
De twee Mash tuns zijn elk 8 ton.
De vier en twintig Wash backs zijn elk 41.000 liter.
Tomatin heeft vier en twintig ketels, 12 Wash stills elk 16.000 liter en 12 Spirit stills van elk 16.000 liter.

De ketels worden met stoom verhit dat wordt opgewekt door twee met olie verhitte ketels. De produktie is 2,5 miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
In September 1998 gaat John McDonald, na twaalf jaar manager te zijn geweest van Tomatin met pensioen, hij wordt opgevolgd door Jim Milne.
De oorspronkelijke capaciteit van Tomatin was 12,9 liter spirit per jaar

PEERLESS
Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly, Aberdeen.
In 1933 begon Abe Rosenberg, samen met twee broers een drankengroothandel in Syosset te New York.
De Star Liqueor Company verkocht de merken Duncan Taylor, Hartley Parkers en McColls in de staten New York, Connecticut en Miami.
Na de tweede wereldoorlog werd Abe Rosenberg de alleen importeur van J & B blended whisky.
In 1964 begon Abe Rosenberg te investeren in vaten Schotse Single Malt Whisky, en lette bij aankoop in het bijzonder op de soort- en kwaliteit van het hout van de vaten.
De whiskies van Islay hadden zijn bijzondere Yoorkeur.
In 1994, op 85 jarige leeftijd overleed Abe Rosenberg, en het beheer van zijn omvangrijke erfenis kwam in handen van een liefdadigheidsinstelling, die zijn naam droeg.
Om de erfenis ten gelde te maken zochten de beheerders contact in Schotland en kwamen uiteindelijk in contact met Euan Shand.
Euan Shand, zoon van een vroegere manager van Glendronach, en opgegroeid op de distilleer-derij, ging na zijn opleiding werken bij Allied Distillers te Glasgow, en was ook nog kort tijdelijk manager van Ardmore.
Na een korte onderbreking administrateur - boekhouder startte hij de Bennachie Scotch Whisky Co.
In 1997 kocht Euan Shand de merken Glendarroch en Whisky Galore.
Euan Shand werd koper de whiskyvoorraad en Duncan Taylor & Co.
Deze voorraad bestaat uit ongeveer 4000 vaten whisky, deels inmiddels heel oud en bijzonder.
Macallen, Bowmore, Glen Grant en St. Magdalene, Laphroaig en Bunnahabhain uit 1966, gelagerd in Cognac en Sherryvaten.

When Tomatin Distillery was established in 1897,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 the isolated and idyllic setting of Tomatin
was almost perfect. However there was 't a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  local workforce; the local inhabitants were
scattered shepherds and cattle drovers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 The company began a project of construction to
accommodate its workforce. Since that time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 the distillery has been the heart of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 community and the community at the heart                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 of the distillery. This legacy has continued and
Tomatin remains one of the few distilleries to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 provide a home for its dedicated craftsmen.
                                                                      
TOMATIN

1956         from 2 stills  - 4 stills x 16000 litres
1958         from 4 stills  - 6 stills x 16000 litres
1962         from 6 stills  - 10 stills x 16000 litres
1964         from 10 stills  - 12 stills x 16000 litres
1974         from 12 stills  - 24 stills x 16000 litres
Capacity: 12,5 00.000 litres spirits a year
2013         only 12 stills x 16000 litres
Capacity: 5.000.000 litres a year / the production                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         is in 2014 2.200.000 litres a year         

It is Tomatin’s much improved wood policy which has brought it to the notice of single malt lovers. A higher percentage of first-fill casks – ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry – has given more flesh and structure to the always top-notch spirit.

BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Cù Bòcan

Although the first manifestation of Tomatin only ran between 1897 and 1906, its reopening under new management in 1909 saw the start of a remarkable journey which would culminate in this remote Highland outpost in between Aviemore and Inverness becoming the largest malt whisky distillery in Scotland.

Its expansion (and contraction) mirrors accurately the mood of the industry: from two stills to four in 1956, four to six in ‘58, an upping to 11 in ’61 and then in 1974 the most dramatic expansion of all, with 12 stills being installed, bringing the total to 23 and overall capacity to 10m litres per annum.

It couldn’t last. Even in 1974 the first indications of a downturn in Scotch’s fortunes were being noticed. Tomatin never ran at full capacity and in 1986 went into liquidation.

The site was saved however by two of its Japanese bulk customers, Takara Shuzo and Okura & Co [Okura’s stake was taken by Marubeni in 1998], making it the first Scotch distillery to be under Japanese control.  

There has been a slow but steady recalibration ever since. The company bought blending firm J.W. Hardie in 1997, adding the prestigious Antiquary blend to its portfolio. Eleven of the stills were taken out of commission in 2000 and today only 2m litres are produced from six wash and four spirit stills.

The other major change has been a shift in emphasis from bulk supply to single malt (as well as Antiquary) – again Tomatin is mirroring the market's continuing evolution. The single malt range has been widened in terms of age statements and introduced a peated variant, Cu Bocan.

TIMELINE

1897
Tomatin distillery is founded by Tomatin Spey Distillery Company
1906
After just nine years in operation, the distillery is closed
1909
Production resumes once more under the Tomatin Distillers Co.
1956
Tomatin's first expansion takes place, were its two stills are increased to four
1958
A further two stills are installed, bringing Tomatin to six
1961
An additional four stills are installed, making 10 in total
1964
A solitary still is added to the existing 10
1974
Tomatin's largest single expansion brings its total still tally to 23, with an annual capacity of 10m litres per year
1985
With demand at a low, Tomatin goes into liquidation
1986
Long-term Japanese customers, Takara Shuzo Co. and Okara & Co., purchase the company
1997
The company purchases blending firm J.W. Hardie and its prestigious blend, Antiquary
1998
Marubeni buys out Okura & Co., which is liquidated
2004
Tomatin launches a 14-year-old single malt
2013
Tomatin's first peated expression, Cu Bocan, is released
TOMATIN FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4.2
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
55-112hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
7.92
HEAT SOURCE i
Indirect steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Low peat, 2ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Simpsons, Boortmalt, Bairds
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
70%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
38%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
15,600
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Traditional onion shape with ball
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
16,820
STILLS i
12 (6 wash, 6 spirit)
WAREHOUSING i
2 dunnage, 12 racked
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
14,707
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Traditional onion shape with ball
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
16,820
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
41,180
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
56,800
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
12
WATER SOURCE i
Alt-na Frith or Free Burn
YEAST TYPE i
Mauri
OWNERS

Takara Shuzo Company logo
PARENT COMPANY

Takara Shuzo Company
1986 - present
CURRENT OWNER

The Tomatin Distillery Company
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Okura & Co
1986 - 1998 (joint with Takara Shuzo)
Tomatin Distillers
1909 - 1986
Tomatin Spey Distillery Company
1897 - 1906

THE ANTIQUARY

BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY

Named after the 1816 gothic novel by Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary is a Victorian blend with Edinburgh roots that now falls under Japanese ownership. Early bottles featured a caricature of one of Scott’s main characters (likely the antiquary himself, Jonathan Oldbuck) on the label.

Today The Antiquary is sold as a no-age-statement, 12-year-old and 21-year-old, as well as a limited edition 35-year-old. A high proportion of Highland and Speyside malts (45%) provide typical citrus and vanilla notes, while a dash of Islay malt accounts for its light smokiness.

The unique diamond-esque bottle shape, which is now synonymous with the brand, was introduced in the mid-20th century and has been retained through subsequent changes in ownership.

James Hardie set up as a tea, wine and spirits merchant in Picardy Place, Edinburgh in 1861. His sons John and William soon joined him in the business and like so many other merchants in the city, moved into blending in 1880 as J&W Hardie Ltd.

The business quickly established its own steady supply of grain whisky as one of the founding shareholders in Edinburgh’s North British distillery in 1887. The following year the brothers registered one of their blends – The Antiquary – as a brand.

J&W Hardie sold The Antiquary brand in 1917 to J&G Stewart, which was itself taken over by the DCL in the same year. J&G Stewart had owed the DCL some £6,000 after the conglomeration bailed the blender out of bankruptcy some 20 years earlier.

The brand and its founder were reunited when, in 1948, J&W Hardie was also absorbed by the DCL and the licence for The Antiquary returned to its original producer. Hardie later became a subsidiary of William Sanderson & Son Ltd, which had been taken over by the DCL in 1937.

By the early 1980s The Antiquary had become a global sensation, widely available in countries such as Venzuela, Paraguay, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Japan and Andorra.

In 1996 J&W Hardie was bought by the Tomatin Distillery Co. Ltd, which had been under Japanese ownership since 1985. The move signalled the owner’s confidence in entering the premium blended Scotch whisky market with an established and reputable brand.

The Antiquary was given a makeover in 2015 to modernise the brand for a younger audience and highlight its unique bottle shape.

Today the blend counts France, Portugal, Russia, Angola, the UK and the US among its most successful markets.

TIMELINE

1861
James Hardie opens a wine, spirit and tea shop in Edinburgh
1888
The Antiquary is first registered as a brand by J&W Hardie Ltd
1917
J&G Stewart acquires The Antiquary brands and joins the DCL in the same year
1937
Wm Sanderson & Son Ltd joins the DCL
1948
J&W Hardie is taken over by the DCL. The licence to produce The Antiquary reverts to J&W Hardie sometime thereafter
1996
J&W Hardie is acquired by Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd
2015
The Antiquary range is redesigned and relaunched globally
OWNERS

Takara Shuzo Company logo
PARENT COMPANY

Takara Shuzo Company
1995 - present
CURRENT OWNER

The Tomatin Distillery Company
1995 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

United Distillers
1986 - 1995
Distillers Company Limited
1917 - 1986
J&G Stewart
1917
J&W Hardie
1888 - 1917


PROFILE
HISTORY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES
CONTACT
J&W HARDIE PROFILE

J&W Hardie Ltd started out as an Edinburgh tea, wine and spirits merchant and evolved into the founder of a legendary blended Scotch. The business also became licensee of Benromach distillery when it was owned by The Distillers Company Ltd, and later became a subsidiary of the Tomatin Distillery Company Ltd.


The firm was established in Edinburgh during 1857 as a tea blender and wine and spirits merchant by James Hardie. His sons, John and William, followed him into the business and created The Antiquary blend. The name – taken from the Walter Scott novel of the same title – was registered in 1888.

Ultimately, J&W Hardie Ltd was acquired by The Distillers Company Ltd, and became a subsidiary of Wm Sanderson & Son Ltd, based in south Queensferry, near Edinburgh. It was purchased in 1994 along with The Antiquary brand by the Tomatin Group, operator of the eponymous Inverness-shire distillery. The firm was used to represent the branded goods side of the business alongside the Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd, until the two entities were amalgamated during 2014 under the latter company name.

ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Takara Shuzo Company (Parent company)
The Tomatin Distillery Company (Current owner)
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