Visiting Tobermory Distillery

Spent an enjoyable few hours wandering around Tobermory Distillery recently.  

Tobermory distillery is situated on the island of Mull.  The distillery, which was formerly known as Ledaig, was founded in 1798 and has changed hands several times. It is currently owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, who also own Deanston and Bunnahabbain distilleries and the blends Scottish Leader and Black Bottle. The distillery also produces a peated whisky, which remains known under the previous name, Ledaig.

Our guide was friendly and well informed.  Two tasting options are avaliable. Standard tour gets you a sample of the Tobermory 10 y.o, or you can upgrade to a double tasting of the Tobermory and the Ledaig. I opted for the double tasting.  The Tobermory is a fine whisky, of which I own a bottle, but the Ledaig was a surprise as I had never tried it.  It seems to have a reputation as a bit rough and powerful but I found it very plesant.  One to explore in future.

There is one very small warehouse on site, however during the previous closure the warehouse buildings were sold for development and all maturation takes place at the companies other warehouses.  (Deanston or Bunnahabbain)

A nice distillery to visit and they take their time introducing the samples at the end, rather than just giving you a quick dram and pointing you towards the gift shop.  I even managed to get a taste of the Tobermory 15 y.o sherry finish which is a superb dram. Tasting notes can be found here.







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