Tobermory Single Malts at The Whisky Explorers Club – Scotch Whisky News


Tobermory is the only distillery located on the Hebridean island of Mull, in the town of Tobermory. The distillery, which was formerly known as Ledaig, was founded in 1798 and is the oldest commercial distillery in Scotland.

Like many distilleries in Scotland, it has changed hands several times, having undergone a number of periods of closure. Its main product, Tobermory single malt, is used in the blends “Scottish Leader” and “Black Bottle”. The distillery also produces a smaller amount of peated whisky, which remains known under the former name, Ledaig.

The Tobermory Single Malt is distilled from unpeated malted barley and matured in oak casks for at least ten years.

The Tobermory 10YO is an exquisitely handcrafted single malt that is not chill filtered and is bottled at a strength of 46.3% abv, an ideal strength to dilute to your own taste. You may expect a wonderful cloudy haze when adding water. The specially selected glass proudly embraces the past; paying homage to the distinctive old green bottle and referencing some of the qualities of the historic Tobermory packaging.

The Tobermory 15YO is also not chill filtered and is aged using a dual-location-maturation process; first transferring the spirit into Gonzalez Byass Oloroso Sherry casks and then moving each cask from the mainland, where the whisky develops, back to the island for its final undisturbed year.

Tobermory 15 Year Old Whisky

Colour: A tantalising natural colour of golden chestnuts

Nose: A lovely sherried nose with notes of fig, orange marmalade, hints of leather and a touch of smoke

Palate: Medium to full bodied. Rich sherry fruit cake, milk chocolate, creamy toffee, light oak, a hint of white pepper creating a lovely spicy tang

Finish: Softly spicy, tingling with a nutty note, a hint of salt, lingering then gently fades


Tobermory 10 Year Old Whisky

Color: Bright lemony gold

Nose: Rich island character with tantalising hints of grass, malt, gingerbread, stewed fruit syrup and finely polished oak.

Palate: Smooth, velvety with fruity tangs and exquisitely spiced gingerbread and aniseed for a medium sweetness to treasure.

Finish: Ginger and spicy oak, matched with bitter chocolate and almond that gently fades with a tail of sweet salty seas


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