The Tamnavulin story
Our story began in 1966 with the opening of the distillery in the rural village of Tomnavoulin, Scotland. Although the doors were closed in 1995, we reopened them in 2007 after a major distillery refurbishment. Since then, we’ve crafted exceptional single malt whisky with a true Speyside character; rich, smooth and mellow.
The name Tamnavulin is the Gaelic translation of ‘mill on the hill’, named in part after the historic former carding mill which sits on the site of the distillery. Local farmers would bring their sheep fleeces here in the summer months to be made into wool.
Where we are
In the foothills of the Cairngorm mountain range is Tomnavoulin, the village home to around 40 residents and Tamnavulin Distillery. The distillery is located deep in the heart of Speyside, the most celebrated whisky-producing region in Scotland. Home to over half of Scotland’s operating malt whisky distilleries, Speyside is the perfect location to produce whisky. The unique microclimate of the region makes it a very temperate area of Scotland. This, combined with the abundance of rich farmland, makes it an ideal place to grow barley and mature whisky.
Meet the team
12 dedicated and experienced distillery workers make up our team at Tamnavulin. From milling through to maturation, these time-served craftsmen and women of Tamnavulin have a passion for whisky and take genuine pride in their skills and the whiskies they make.