Pin from the Tomatin Distillery

Pin from the Tomatin Distillery

I acquired this pin on a visit to Tomatin distillery in Scotland. Their motto may be “It’s the people who make one distillery different from another.” Tomatin is a community as well as a distillery. It is one of the

Tomatin Single Malt whisky

Tomatin Single Malt whisky

last distilleries to provide housing for their staff, and around 25 families live on the 140 acre estate. These families form the core of the workforce and, in several cases, whole families are employed in various roles within the company. As you may be able to imagine, it can feel quite remote, living 315 meters above sea level in the Monadhliath Mountains. This sense of isolation has over the years contributed to the character of Tomatin by helping to instill a strong sense of family; loyalty, friendship and trust are the values of this unique community.

The distillery has a long and distinguished heritage, going back 110 years, of producing malt whisky. As individuals, the workforce takes whisky distilling very seriously indeed—some are the 5th generation of their family to work here. And as a team they take pride in their community and in their malt. They take pride in the traditions of distilling. And this pride, together with the passion which is evoked as much by the heritage as by the products, has evolved into an almost tangible spirit of ownership. The local people behind the malt provide it with its highland pedigree. The care and attention that go into Tomatin whiskies come from this sense of personal responsibility. Tomatin is the village malt.

Location: 02-D4

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