Situated on the Hebridean island of Mull in the coastal fishing town of Tobermory, the Tobermory Distillery, originally called the Ledaig Distillery, was established in 1798. The seafront and harbour is famous for its rainbow coloured row of houses and shops that overlook the Sound of Mull, the expanse of water between the east side of the island and mainland Scotland.
The distillery over the centuries has opened and closed due to the changes in demand for whisky and was brought under new ownership in 2013. The distillery still retains many of its original features and continues to produce a variety of single malt whiskies. Although a whisky distillery at its heart, in March 2019, the distillery launched its first Scottish Gin, Tobermory Hebridean Gin.
Tobermory Hebridean Gin not only combines a carefully selected number of botanicals, it also includes a splash of the spirit from Tobermory whisky stills to create a unique character. Distilled using juniper, tea, heather, elderflower and sweet orange peel to create a flavour profile that has a slight hint of maltiness on the nose, fresh juniper and balanced sweet citrus from the orange and lemon and subtle herbs and spices. The gin has a luxurious and creamy mouth-feel with a balanced and subtle hint of sweet malt and a finish that lingers with fresh citrus.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Elderflower, Heather, New Make Spirit
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 43.3% vol
Goes great with: A sprig of thyme, slice of blood red orange, a pinch of dried hibiscus flowers, tonic and ice.
The Tobermory Distillery on the Hebridean island of Mull released its first Scottish Gin expression in April 2019, although the history of the distillery stretches back to 1798 when it was originally established as the Ledaig Distillery. Over the centuries, the distillery has changed ownership and names but the focus has remained true – produce Scottish spirits that capture the essence of Mull and the Hebridean spirit.