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No: 89
Producer: Whyte and Mackay
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside(Livet)  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 36 ; Map reference NJ 149 255 ; Latitude 57 18° N, Longitude 3 24° W
Founded 1960s ; Operating Status (1999): operating

Tomintoul (pronounced "Tom-in-T'owl") is a village which is the base camp for climbers and walkers in the area round the rivers Avon and Livet. Nearby, Cromdale and the Ladder Hills foreshadow the Cairngorm Mountains. This is the high, remote Livet countryside that once abounded in illicit distilleries. Tomintoul itself had a good few.

It is a few miles from the village to the present distillery which is on the edge of forest, close to the Avon but still within the parish of Glenlivet. The Tomintoul distillery was built in the 1960s and is of a modern appearance.
© Michael Jackson 1994

The Cockbridge to Tomintoul road is notorious for the ease with which it becomes snowbound in winter and it would probably be more useful if the winter road reports enumerated the days when it was not blocked with snow. [jhb]

Distillery rating: 3*

Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB3 9AG
Tel: 01807-3274

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