Tamnavulin distillery

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Tamnavulin Distillery
Region: Speyside
Location Tomnavoulin, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Owner Emperador Inc.
Founded 1966
Status Operational
Water source Springs in Easterton
No. of stills 3 wash, 3 spirit
Capacity 4,000,000 liters/year

The Tamnavulin distillery is a producer of single malt Scotch whisky that was founded in 1966.


In 1966, Tamnavulin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd. built the Tamnavulin distillery in order to satisfy the growing demand from whisky blenders such as Whyte & Mackay, Crawfords, and Mackinlay's. In 1993, Whyte & Mackay became the owners of Tamnavulin when the company purchased Invergordon Distillers (the parent company of the Tamnavulin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd.) The purchase price of £382 million also included the distilleries Bruichladdich, Isle of Jura, and Tullibardine. The Tamnavulin distillery was closed in May 1995.

Ownership was transferred to Kyndal International in 2001, and then to the United Spirits division of United Breweries Group in 2007, operated by Whyte and Mackay Ltd. The distillery began operating once again in July 2007 after a major refurbishment with new automation and process control which was installed by Canongate Technology. Whyte and Mackay Ltd is now owned by Emperador Inc.


With its eight washbacks, six stills, and a Saladin box to malt the barley, Tamnavulin is sufficiently equipped with modern distilling technology to produce four million liters of alcohol per year. To increase thermal efficiency, recently distilled spirit is used to heat incoming wash. The distillation water supply is stored in a subterranean reservoir.

Latest Update[edit]

In 2016,Tamnavulin was re-launched in the UK as a single malt. This marks the 50th anniversary of the distillery.

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Coordinates: 57°19′03″N 3°18′28″W / 57.31750°N 3.30778°W / 57.31750; -3.30778