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Tobermory Distillery releases 24YO whisky

Whisky and gin producer Tobermory has added a limited edition 24-year-old single malt to its Hebridean Series.

The whisky will retail for RRP £320 (US$430.45)

The expression is the first special release whisky created by Cara Gilbert, the world’s youngest distillery manager. Only 3,600 bottles of the Tobermory 24-Year-Old have been produced.

Gilbert commented: “We are incredibly proud of this new release and its deep-rooted Mull heritage.”

The Isle of Mull is the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland.

Gilbert added: “The series is inspired by the unique influences that myself and the team experience from living and working on the beautiful island, hand-crafting our whiskies.

“One of the finest releases in our 230-year history, we know it’ll be a highly sought-after collector’s item from fans eager to enjoy a true taste of Mull.”

The bottling joins the 23-Year-Old expression in the Hebridean Series.

The whisky spent nine years resting in oloroso Sherry Gonzales Byass casks, said to deliver notes of ‘Mull’s wild landscapes’.

With dark berries on the nose and blackcurrant jam on the palate, nutmeg and cinnamon are also balanced with a salty tang, alongside vanilla with toasted oak and a hint of cocoa.

The distillery’s surrounding shoreline is said to provide the Tobermory 24-Year-Old with its coastal characteristics and a warm salted caramel finish.

The whisky has been bottled at 52.5% ABV, and joins Tobermory’s existing portfolio, which comprises a 23-year-old, a 12-year-old, Ledaig 10-year-old, Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask Finish, and Ledaig 18-year-old. The brand also produces gin inspired by its home on the Isle of Mull.

The bottling will be available to purchase for RRP £320 (US$430.45) exclusively from wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd for two weeks from today (24 February). It will then become widely available on the brand’s website from 10 March.

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