Tobermory Single Malt Whisky.
Old discontinued no age statement bottling of Tobermory Single Malt Whisky probably bottled late 1980’s.
Tobermory Single Malt Whisky 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” is 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 (pronounced 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.
In 1797 a local merchant, John Sinclair, applied to build a distillery, initially refused.
However, permission granted the following year for Sinclair to proceed and The Ledaig Distillery as it was known in the early years, constructed. Becoming fully licensed in 1823.
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
Only for the receivers tobe called in and the distillery mothballed in 1975.
During 1978 the distillery ownership passed to 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.
In 1993 Burn Stewart, who’s other distilleries at the time included Bunnahabhain and Deanston, acquired the distillery.
Today Tobermory distillery produces two different styles of single malts.