Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre

Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre

Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
We are a 4 star visitor attraction: a Highland Distillery Visitor Centre with a range of tours and award winning whiskies available. We have a shop in which you can purchase Tomatin merchandise and various expressions of Tomatin, including filling your own bottle from one of our cask strength distillery exclusive whiskies. The Tomatin Distillery lies just 16 miles south of Inverness and 15 miles north of Aviemore on the A9 - extremely convenient for anyone travelling to or from the Highlands! We are open 7 days all year round! April-September 9.30am-5.30pm October-March 10.30am-4.30pm Please contact us or visit our website for more information or to book your tour. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sune P
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully unexpected
    We booked in for a tour at Tomatin after not being able to get space on a tour at our first choice, and are we glad we did!! The tour was unique, informative and fun. Colin was a great host and answered all of our questions, and went above and beyond to make the tour fun and informative for everyone. Colin and the rest of the staff were extremely friendly and helped us chose “the right bottle” to buy to take home as a souvenir. Tomatin has two new fans, and we will be back.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Hannah C
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit!
    We visited seven distilleries and this was by far our favorite tour (and whisky). Rosemary (apologies if that's not the correct spelling) was so knowledgable, funny, and just wonderful overall. We learned so much about the whole process, the various craftsman, and the history of the area, and got to top it off with a delicious tasting. The whiskies were light but complex and we all walked away with some to take home. I can't recommend this tour enough and I hope to come back some day!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Brenda M
    Skelmorlie, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable Experience
    We really enjoyed the tour our guide was a lovely Irish lady Fiona who made the experience very interesting and also humorous! She told us lots of facts about the distillery with a few funny facts thrown in! In our opinion she really made the tour for us!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Ryan2209
    Glasgow, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beladrum Music Festival Whisky Cocktail class
    Our experience was at the Beladrum music festival where the knowledge of the 2 young ladies for Thursdays Cocktail masterclass was outstanding - Thank you! My only constructive criticism is, the team deserve a larger area for what they are delivering, between 18-25 people around a small table isn’t ideal, the quality and professionalism of what was on offer deserves the space and time. That said, Thank you again and I’ll look forward to the distillery tour soon!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 July 2023
  • zathura2016
    Leicester, United Kingdom31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Visit
    Colin, our guide, was informative and informal. He had plenty of little nuggets of information which made the tour different to other tours we have been on. He managed the overseas visitors - who had youngsters with them - with confidence and generosity. The whisky tasting options were interesting and varied. I've only given it a four rating because we would have delayed our visit if we had known it was silent season and there was no production
    Thank you for your review. We always take points seriously and note your reason for the rating
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • KezB74
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place ever!
    Absolutely brilliant! Information was given every step of the way by our guide, Alistair. He was great! Nothing was too much trouble. Let you ask questions, showed us literally the whole place! It was absolutely fantastic. Tasting at the end was great. Each one was explained, even little bottles for drivers! Great idea! Staff were amazing. Extremely polite and helpful. Very, very clean, well marked and signposted Ana amazing place! Certainly deal with small independent places again, rather than the bigger more recognised ones! Thanks to you all at Tomatin Distillery for making a grey afternoon brilliant.
    Hello and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your Tomatin experience so much. Hopefully you will pas this way again in the future. Thanks for your part in making "a grey afternoon brilliant"
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Mike B
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!!
    We did the distillery tour on Saturday, August 19th with our group of six and it’s been the highlight of our Scotland trip so far! Rosemary was a phenomenal tour guide, very entertaining and informative. This is the only distillery where you can step inside a decommissioned masher which was very cool. We had six tastings each and felt like we left with the full experience. Thank you so much for an amazing experience! We highly recommend.
    Many thanks and I am glad that you had an amazing experience
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Glynnis D
    Leesburg, Virginia24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and Fun!
    Touring the Tomatin Distillery was definitely a highlight on our recent trip to Scotland. Colin was a great guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour and tastings. Whether you like whisky or not, learning about the process is fascinating and there is definitely an art to tasting whisky. Informative and fun! Thank you to everyone at Tomatin for their kindness and hospitality.
    Thank you for your kind words. We are very please that you enjoyed your time visiting Tomatin
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Sarah S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome!
    This was our third trip back to Tomatin, but first with kids. It’s one of our favorites! Our kids could accompany us on the legacy tour, which was perfect as both adults could tour. They also allow photos on tour, where many other distilleries do not. The tour guide, Hedy, was awesome for answering not only the adult questions but all the kids questions as well. Their whiskey is superb, but the people are even better. We will certainly be back again during our next Scotland holiday!
    Thank you for your comments and feedback. It is always lovely to welcome people back to the distillery, both adult and younger, and we look forward to your next visit. Many thanks
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Aparajita Roy
    United Kingdom453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative
    I’m glad that I went to visit the Tomatin distillery. I went for the legacy tour.Wonderful tour it was on 29/8/23.. The guide Issie was very good and knowledgeable. She took us to the factory and the warehouse and told us how whisky is made and the reason of the difference in taste. Really informative tour. At the end you get to taste different whisky that’s prepared in this distillery. Our tour guide told us how to taste them so we understood the difference in taste. Very happy to buy few bottles from the visitor centre, a pipette and a bar runner written Tomatin on it !
    Thank you for your review, and i am glad that you enjoyed your Tomatin experience
    Written 17 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 August 2023
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Steve P
Sheffield, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We visited 7 distilleries in a week! It was my Christmas present from my wife. The idea being, she drove while I drank. We both had a great time but we agreed that the Tomatin distillery and visit was by far the best of them all. Some of the tours we experienced were a little plain, but not yours. Had we not had another tour booked we would have been happy to stay all day. Alistair was a dream tour guide. He explained everything very well and added in many anecdotes to deepen our experience.
Written 22 June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
My wife and I had a fantastic tour from Anna. Out of all the distillery tours I've been on, it was one of my favorites. Lots of opportunities for memorable pictures.
Written 21 June 2024
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Mason198517
Mossley, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
My wife and I are disabled we were a bit worried about the tour , our guide Andy put our minds at ease and took great care of us on the tour. He was wonderful, professional and very knowledgeable. Seemed a little expensive, but we’ll worth the cost , thank you!
Written 20 June 2024
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Thank you for your review! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Andy. We are glad you had a good experience at Tomatin and hope to welcome you again in the future!
Written 21 June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Great experience! Fantastic tour, very knowledgeable about the history of Tomatin whisky and the surrounding area. The tour was excellent and so was the whisky! Jo and Colin were amazing guides, and very welcoming. We had a great afternoon. Highly recommend visiting!
Written 20 June 2024
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Thank you for your review! I will be sure to tell Jo and Colin that you enjoyed your time with us at Tomatin. We are glad you had a great time on your tour and hope to welcome you again in the future!
Written 21 June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The Tomatin team are brilliant. Andy was our guide and he is incredibly knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. His advice on the whiskies was so good my wife and I are heading back today to buy. Thanks Andy, cheers from Keith and Jenny.
Written 19 June 2024
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Hi Keith and Jenny! Thank you for your kind review! I will be sure to tell Andy and the rest of the team. We are glad you had a great time at Tomatin and hope to welcome you again in the future!
Written 21 June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Great tour lots learnt and fun had around the walk.. family of 5.eith 3 kids... jo and libby jo thanks for making it great day
Written 17 June 2024
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Thank you for your kind review! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Jo and Libby-Jo. We are glad you have had a great time at Tomatin and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
Written 21 June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The tour was well worth the money, Anna,our guide,was informative and professional, she really knows her subject. It was a fascinating insight into the world of whisky distilling.
Written 17 June 2024
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Thank you for your kind review ! I will be sure to tell Anna. We are glad you have had a great time at Tomatin, we hope to welcome you again in the future.
Written 21 June 2024
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Lynette C
Prague, Czech Republic
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Booked the Legacy tour which was free for Father's Day (which may I add was a very clever piece of marketing by the Visitor Centre) as something different.

We took our youngest and he absolutely loved it. I think he and Andy (our guide) could have easily started their own double act!

Very informative but also light-hearted! Andy made sure it was informative for all ages.
Written 16 June 2024
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Thank you for your kind words. I will be sure to pass them on to Andy! We are so glad you enjoyed your Father's Day visit to Tomatin. We hope to welcome you again soon!
Written 21 June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Andy, our guide, was informative and entertaining. This was a very well spent 1.5 hours. The whiskey is lovely too! Well done, Andy!
Written 11 June 2024
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Thank you for your kind words. I will be sure to pass them on to Andy. We are so glad you you had a great time with Andy and were able to taste our whisky! We hope to welcome you again soon
Written 21 June 2024
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Richard H
Perth, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Barbs was amazing - her knowledge of whiskey tremendous. Just stopped by and although I have been to many distilleries in the past, I probably learned more from this tasting - not a tour - than any previous. Perhaps we got the attention because it was a wet and windy day (ha! it the Highlands) and not busy but it was exceptional.
Written 10 June 2024
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Thank you for your kind review! I will be sure to tell Barbara. We are glad you have had a great time at Tomatin!
Written 21 June 2024
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