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No: 105
Producer: Allied
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 155 350 ; Latitude 57 23° N, Longitude 3 24.4° W
Founded 1958 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

Architecturally the most elegant of all malt distilleries. As the hills around the Livet and Avon recede, after miles with barely a building, Tormore presents a sight that is hard to believe.. With its ornamental curling lake and fountains, decorative dormer windows, belfry and musical clock, the topiary, and the huge hill of dense firs forming a backdrop, Tormore might be a spa, offering a mountain water cure. Instead it brings forth the water of life, uisge beatha. It is a high, cold location, shaded from the sun.

Tormore was erected in 1958 during the boom years for the Scotch whisky industry. It was the first completely new malt distillery to be built in the Highlands in the 20th century and was evidently intended as a showpiece. It was originally built by Long John Distillers and designed by Sir Albert Richardson.
© Michael Jackson 1994

Distillery rating: 3*

Advie, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3LR
Tel: 01807-510244

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