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TITLE
Tomatin Distillery Equipment - A Mashing Machine
EXTERNAL ID
PAW22144-3
PLACENAME
Tomatin
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Moy and Dalarossie
DATE OF IMAGE
1957
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21137
KEYWORDS
whisky
distilling
distilleries
Tomatin
Tomatin Distillery Equipment - A Mashing Machine

In a mashing machine grist (ground-up grain) is soaked with boiling water to extract fermentable starch which is converted into malt sugar.

Tomatin is one of Scotland's largest Malt whisky distilleries. There are records of illicit distilling on the site from the 15th century. The present distillery was established by the Tomatin Spey District Distillery Co Ltd in 1897. Initially there were two stills. This venture was short-lived, going into liquidation in 1906, but was revived by the New Tomatin Distillers Co Ltd in 1909. The number of stills has been increased on five occasions to the present total of 23. In 1986, after a period in receivership, Tomatin became the first distillery in Scotland to be under full Japanese ownership.

The name 'Tomatin' is Gaelic in origin and means 'the hill of the Juniper bushes'. The distillery's water source is the Allt na Frithe burn, (the 'Freeburn')


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Tomatin Distillery Equipment - A Mashing Machine

INVERNESS: Moy and Dalarossie

1950s

whisky; distilling; distilleries; Tomatin

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

In a mashing machine grist (ground-up grain) is soaked with boiling water to extract fermentable starch which is converted into malt sugar.<br /> <br /> Tomatin is one of Scotland's largest Malt whisky distilleries. There are records of illicit distilling on the site from the 15th century. The present distillery was established by the Tomatin Spey District Distillery Co Ltd in 1897. Initially there were two stills. This venture was short-lived, going into liquidation in 1906, but was revived by the New Tomatin Distillers Co Ltd in 1909. The number of stills has been increased on five occasions to the present total of 23. In 1986, after a period in receivership, Tomatin became the first distillery in Scotland to be under full Japanese ownership.<br /> <br /> The name 'Tomatin' is Gaelic in origin and means 'the hill of the Juniper bushes'. The distillery's water source is the Allt na Frithe burn, (the 'Freeburn') <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.