Discontinued bottling of Tobermory 10 year old Whisky at the old strength of 40%.
Round tube presentation as used before the present style in a dark box and the %Abv was increased.
Tobermory 10 year old Whisky Distillery Style Tasting Notes;
Nose: Light gentle peat, malty, floral with a touch of smoke.
Palate: Light to medium. Malty, fruity, honey and nuts.
Finish: Soft and honeyed.
Tobermory Single Malt Whisky Distillery History.
The name “Tobermory” from the Gaelic “Tobar Mhoire”, which means “Well of Mary” and relates to the well and chapel of St Mary. there was a small Christian settlement in Tobermory from early times. The original name for the distillery, Ledaig (pronounce Led-chig) is also Gaelic and means “Safe Haven”.
Tobermory Distillery is one of the oldest operational Malt Scotch Whisky distilleries and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 1998
The distillery closed between 1837 and 1878. In 1890 it was sold to John Hopkins & Co. who themselves where acquired by the Distillers Company Ltd in 1916.
The distillery shut down again in 1928 and didn’t reopen until 1972 this time as the Ledaig Distillery (Tobermory) Ltd. However in 1975 the receivers where called in and the distillery mothballed.
During 1978 the distillery purchased by Kirkleavington Property Co (Yorkshire) and in 1990 the distillery resumed production this time called Tobermory.
In 1993 Burn Stewart, who’s other distilleries at the time included Bunnahabhain and Deanston, acquired the distillery.