Distillery Focus

EuanHello, Euan here. Some readers blessed with a good memory may remember my name from a few previous posts that I’ve made here and hopefully you will be seeing a little bit more of me in the future.

Anyway, I’m here to introduce you to a new (and all things going to plan, regular) feature I’ll be writing on the blog. Welcome to Distillery Focus. The idea is to home in on one particular distillery and have them answer some of our questions. Seems simple enough? Well, it’s not really – because we don’t just mean OUR questions. Edinburgh Whisky Blog needs you!

The basic plan is to take responses from you guys, combine them with some of our own thoughts and present them to the good people at the distillery. There are three ways you can respond. Firstly, post us a comment at the end of the article. Secondly, drop us an email at edinburghwhisky@gmail.com. Finally, you should find something relating to Distillery Focus on Twitter, so you can pitch in there. I hope you will all get involved with this – we’ve all had burning questions about distilleries in the past, this is your chance to put your query to the folk who make the whisky we all enjoy drinking.

The first distillery we will be featuring in the series is… (drumroll)… Tomatin! Here are a couple of quick facts to get the inquisitive part of your whisky obsessed brains on the roll. Tomatin was founded in 1897 around 16km south of Inverness, and for a period in the mid-70s was the largest distillery in Scotland. It was the first Scotch Whisky distillery to be owned by a Japanese company and is currently the 6th best selling malt in Japan. The distillery boasts a cooperage, with two working coopers and is reputed to be a key component in the popular Antiquary blend.

So if you have any questions you would like to have answered by Tomatin, let us know! The more you ask, the less work we have to do…

Euan