And to get this thread back on-topic (as the one to blame for taking it miles off):
Tormore is probably the most attractive but is not the only Speyside-area distillery village to become surplus to the owners' requirements.
A few years back there were plans to sell the distillery houses at Minmore, situated between the castle and TheGlenlivet Distillery. The buildings are not so picturesque as those at Tormore (!) but it's a lovely setting nonetheless.
Anyway, i don't know what became of the sale plans once Pernod took over the company, but I notice that at least one house is currently available to let for visitors:
http://www.roomfinderscotland.co.uk/map ... townid=432
(scroll down to Torvue)
for those who would like to stay next to the distillery but can't afford to room at Minmore House!