Small-batch malts from Tobermory hit the shelves
Tobermory Distillery has launched two limited edition malts – Ledaig 19 Year Old and Tobermory 21 Year Old.
The Ledaig 19 Year Old (51% ABV) is some of the first spirit distilled when peated single malt production commenced at Tobermory distillery in the late 90’s.
Peat-dried malted barley was married with naturally peat-infused water from a lochan high in the mountains above the village. The spirit was then matured in superior oak wood casks before being finished in Marsala wine casks. The result is a beautiful rich single malt with a mouth-filling sweetness of berries and dark chocolate with a full peat explosion of black pepper and bonfire smoke.
Ledaig 19 Year Old will be available in specialist whisky outlets worldwide with an RRP of £125.
The second special release is an unpeated Tobermory 21 Year Old (53.8% ABV – cask strength) with a Manzanilla cask finish. Unchill-filtered, it is amber gold in colour with notes of citrus, dried fruits, rich oak and orange spice.
Limited bottles of the edition will be available in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia as well as at the distillery on Mull at an RRP of £130.
Situated on the coast of the magical Isle of Mull, Tobermory is the island’s only distillery and is famed for producing two different, but equally alluring single malts.
Its namesake, an unpeated whisky is produced for six months with the remainder of the year used to create its peated counterpart, Ledaig.
Carina Gous for Distell’s Malts Portfolio, said: “True to its heritage, Tobermory produces traditional, unchill-filtered malts. The wonderfully peated Ledaig and the light, unpeated Tobermory edition reflects the rich past of what is one of the oldest commercial distilleries still in operation.
“The release of these fine Hebridean whiskies reinforces our commitment to our whisky lovers around the world to provide innovative and authentic, quality single malts.”