Tomatin whisky distillery turnover up 25%

Highland Scotch whisky distillery Tomatin, near Inverness, announced on Monday that its turnover increased almost 25% during the company’s most recent financial year.

For the period from December 31, 2016, to December 31, 2017, turnover grew 24.6% to £18 million and profit before tax rose 14% to just more than £4 million.

Tomatin also said turnover for the distillery’s visitor centre surpassed £1 million for the first time.

Buoyant markets for Tomatin include the UK, US and Germany, where the company reported its strongest sales.

Tomatin managing director Stephen Bremner said: “This is a very exciting time for Tomatin.

“In the past few years, we have gained a solid foothold in the international whisky market, particularly with our branded products …

“Following a couple years of decline, the whisky market is back on its feet and Tomatin is steadily seducing the new wave of whisky drinkers – not just on Scottish soil, but globally.”