About Us

The Whisky Castle has been selling the finest malt whiskies of Scotland from its premises in the quaint village of Tomintoul for over 100 years. It is located at the gateway to Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail. Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland and The Whisky Castle is the highest whisky shop in the UK. Your hosts Sam and Scott, along with their team Maureen, Julian, Anita, Callum, Morag and Mhairi would be delighted to welcome you to sample some of the finest Scottish malts and gins Scotland has to offer. 

30,000+

Visitors last year

1904

Year Established

600+

Malt Whiskies in store and online

We have over 600 malt whiskies with many being single cask, independently bottled and from small batches. We provide a unique tasting experience from a fantastic selection of products allowing us to match a malt to your palette and budget. Our single malts are personally selected by us with many being non-chill filtered so you are assured of some of the most unique drams from across Scotland including limited and rare collectables. We also stock some whiskies from distilleries that have closed and also those that have been demolished and lost forever! We also offer lager, beers, wine, champagne, vodka, gin, port, brandy, sherry and many Scottish liqueurs. 

Highland Market

There is an extensive gift shop where we offer a full range of Scottish gifts, toys, unique jewellery and country clothing to suit all tastes. When you get the chance to visit us you will be given a traditional warm Scottish welcome and if you are looking for something extra special that we don't have in stock we offer a sourcing service and we can have your item shipped direct to your door. 

18 Seater Café

Take a load off and relax in our café located in the Highland Market where our baristas will prepare for you a delicious coffee, refreshing tea or soft drink..  

Accompany this with a scrumptious cake or savoury snack. We also do soup, paninis, pies and we serve luxurious Scottish ice cream to enjoy in the café or take-away.


Trip Advisor

We have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 3 years in a row, and have been voted the Number 1 place to visit in Tomintoul.


Our Own Bottlings

We have hand selected all of our single cask whisky bottlings, meaning they are exclusive to us.  You will not find these bottles anywhere else in the world.


All of our products can be bought online. We love reaching out and spreading the word about the fabulous Malt Whiskies of Scotland in their natural state where there is no added caramel for colouring and whiskies have not been chill-filtered for clarity and/or diminished in flavour for consistency.