Tantallan Profile

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Named after the 14th century Tantallon Castle in Berwick on the Firth of Forth, Tantallan (note the spelling difference) is a Highland single malt whisky from an anonymous distillery.

Numerous expressions have been released over the years since it first appeared as a 13-year-old vintage distilled in 1979, including the flagship 10-year-old.

Exported primarily to European markets, particularly Italy, Tantallan is currently unavailable pending a rebrand.

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt

Tantallan History

Tantallon Castle, known as Scotland’s ‘last great medieval castle’ was built in the mid-1300s by William Douglas, who was made Earl of Douglas in 1358. The castle became the stronghold for the Douglas clan, and was attacked by the crown several times until being abandoned in 1651 following a heavy attack by Oliver Cromwell.

In 1992 Tantallan single malt became one of the first brands launched by Vintage Malt Whisky Co. Ltd, which was established in the same year.


Current owner


The Vintage Malt Whisky Company Ltd
2 Stewart Street
G62 6BW
United Kingdom
+44 (0)141 955 1700
Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public


See also

  • Finlaggan Finlaggan Finlaggan Brand


    An anonymous single malt whisky designed to embody the spirit of Islay.

  • Glenalmond Glenalmond Glenalmond Brand


    Blended malt from Vintage Malt Whisky Co that’s named after part of Perthshire.

  • The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company Blender

    Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company

    Glasgow-based owner of The Ileach, Black Cuillin and Pibroch single malts.

  • Tambowie Tambowie Tambowie Brand


    Blended malt named after a lost distillery near Milngavie, which closed in 1914.

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