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Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has today (Monday 12th November 2018) announced that it is set to get into the festive spirit as it gears up to host its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st December.

Held within the distillery’s award-winning Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm, the fair will bring together some of the best independent retailers and specialist brands from across the Highlands, including the local community of Tomatin.

Visitors will be in for a day of festive cheer, with free distillery tours, refreshments and a chance to buy unique Christmas gifts for their friends and family.

Brands showcasing their wares include, Scottish confectionery specialists, Gardiners of Scotland, tartan design studio, Prickly Thistle and, hand crafted whisky barrel furniture experts, Besp-oak.

There will also be a range of food and drink stalls with visitors being able to grab a slice of wood fired pizza or treat themselves to home baking from Cameron’s Tearoom, all before enjoying a festive hot toddy.

Visitors will also be able to take advantage of a 20% discount available across all of Tomatin’s award winning whiskies – making picking up a quick Christmas present a breeze.

New to this year’s event, the local Tomatin community are involved and setting up a number of stalls in the distillery Still House, meaning there’s even more choice than before for visitors. As well as arts and crafts from local independent retailers, a range of fantastic raffle prizes will also be up for grabs with all proceeds going to Tomatin’s charity partner, Maggie’s Centres and the local community’s appointed charity, Alzheimer’s UK.

Allanah Gray, Visitor Centre Manager, said: “We are incredibly excited that our Christmas fair is back this year at Tomatin. After our first fair was such a success, we’re delighted to showcase more of the fantastic produce and goods made by independent retailers from the area, with the inclusion of the local community this year we have everything from artisan chocolates to homemade soaps, right through to handcrafted Whisky barrel furniture – there is something for everyone!”

Tomatin currently ranks in the Top Whisky Malt Brands in the USA and is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Tomatin Distillery lies just 16 miles south of Inverness and 15 miles north of Aviemore on the A9.

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Tomatin is located in the Scottish Highlands (near Inverness) and is famous for its portfolio of soft and mellow whiskies, including a core range, a limited-edition range and a premium archive range (prices range from £35 – £2,500). Tomatin is one of the fastest growing whisky brands in the UK and ranks within the Top 10 Single Malt brands in the USA. Tomatin recently reported its turnover increased by almost 25% during the company’s most recent financial year (Dec 2016 – Dec 2017). Tomatin won Distiller of the Year 2016 and Brand Innovator of the Year 2017 at the Icons of Whisky Scotland Awards. 

Suppliers in Attendance: 

  • Story Chocolates
  • Prickly Thistle
  • Besp-oak
  • Loch Ness Water
  • Dean’s of Huntly
  • Whisky Frames
  • Gardiners Fudge
  • Cameron Tearooms
  • Cheese & Tomatin Wood Fired Pizza
  • AGA Art
  • Aunt Marie’s Kitchen
  • Carol’s been Cooking
  • Zepice Ltd
  • Highland Tea Box
  • HollanDesign
  • Tomatin Creatie Sewing
  • Featherglen Artisan Soaps
  • Highland Celtic Art
  • Mandy’s Guns and Feathers
  • Angus Grant Art
  • McAnaraks
  • Earthgems
  • May Buckle
  • Highland Candles
  • Bruce Bartlett
  • Buttons ‘n’ That
  • Bounissimo Inverness

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