Discover The Range

Although founded in 1798, the Tobermory distillery on the picturesque Isle of Mull had a sporadic production history prior to 1993, when owners Burn Stewart took over. Thankfully today, under the stewardship of Burn Stewart and parent company Distell, Tobermory is truly thriving at last.

Island distilleries are often idiosyncratic, and Tobermory is no exception - the distillery’s two very different malt whiskies have a certain Jekyll & Hyde quality.

One one hand, the unpeated Tobermory single malt is an easy-drinking coastal Highland style with sweet fruit and fudge flavours accompanied by a whiff of brine. The heavily-peated Ledaig single malt reintroduced in 2007, however, is a rather different animal.

Ledaig was Tobermory distillery’s original name, and the Ledaig single malt has a distinctly old school style, with an animalistic earthy, peaty intensity balanced by buttery sweetness, brine and unusual notes of rubber, liquorice and spicy seared meats within its robust phenolic character.

Both of Tobermory’s contrasting single malt whiskies have their adherents, but Ledaig’s unique and uncompromising style in particular has attracted an army of loyal aficionados in recent years. Happily, Tobermory has recently resumed production after an extensive refurbishment - so there’s lots more to come from one of Scotland’s most endearingly unusual distilleries.

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Tobermory 12 Year Old

Isle Of Mull Single Malt Scotch Whisky

£42.00

£35.00

Tobermory 12-year-old replaced the old 10-year-old as the distillery's standard bottling in 2019, when Tobermory reopened after a two year rebuild. Matured in ex-bourbon casks before a finishing period in virgin oak, it's been very well-received and represents a perfect introduction to Tobermory's modern style, blending sweet fruit and rich spice flavours.

OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES

NOSE: Rich fruit, orange and citrus notes, fresh floral hints and rich oak with vanilla and spice.

PALATE:
 Sweet orange and citrus, creamy caramel and rich vanilla with spicy hints of cinnamon and clove.

FINISH: 
Long and lingering vanilla and spice.

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Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish Sinclair Series

Isle Of Mull Single Malt Scotch Whisky

£35.00

£30.00

Released in 2020 at the distillery's now-standard 46.3%, this Ledaig began life in ex-bourbon casks before a finishing period in Rioja wine barriques, which have added some fresh berry notes to the Ledaig spirit's trademark salty, smoky, rubbery flavours. 

OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES

NOSE: Notes of Turkish delight and rose petals balanced with candied fruits and grapes, then rich leather and a beautiful peppery spice. A hint of chocolate comes through at the back.

PALATE: Creamy mouthfeel packed full of almonds, barley and sweet malt with notes of peppery Ledaig, which give way to black raspberries, sweet vanilla and cocoa interspersed with cinnamon spice and hints of freshly cut grass.

FINISH: Lingering smoky finish with red fruit and sea spray.

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Ledaig 10 Year Old

Isle Of Mull Single Malt Scotch Whisky

£45.00

£38.00

Tobermory's heavily-peated Ledaig 10-year-old is a boisterous combination of wet, earthy peat, coastal salinity and toffee sweetness, alongside unique layers of rubber, sweet and peppery spices and barbecued meat. We're big fans of this take-no-prisoners Island malt.

OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES

NOSE: Sweet briny smokiness, a distinct island character, playful notes hinting at mild antiseptic, creosote, wax polish, mint chocolate & floral seaside aromas. Soft peat, gentle smoke

PALATE: Tantalisingly sweet, medicinal flavours infused with enticing sparks of spicy pepper and dried fruit with rich peaty smoke and a velvety vanilla and malty creaminess.

FINISH: A wondrous union of sublimely spicy white pepper, the vibrant sweetness of liquorice and a kick of cloves with a exquisite lingering saltiness.

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