Tobermory launches 25-year-old whiskyBy Melita Kiely
Mull-based distillery Tobermory has added a 25-year-old single malt Scotch whisky to its Hebridean Series.
The 25-year-old follows the distillery’s 23- and 24-year-old bottlings. It was first aged in oloroso Sherry casks before being finished in González Byass casks.
Tasting notes include blackcurrant jam, peaches and lemon peel, leading to spice, poached pears and nutmeg.
Bottled at 48.1% ABV, only 5,298 bottles of Hebridean Series: Tobermory 25 have been made. It is available now exclusively from Berry Bros & Rudd for £345 (US$415) per bottle, and will also be sold on tobermorydistillery.com from 8 March.
Brendan McCarron, master distiller at Tobermory Distillery, said: “Our hand-crafted Hebridean Series really champions the little island we call home, drawing inspiration on its unique history and heritage to shape our expressions.
“The 25-year-old is a real homage to Mull’s crofting history and draws parallels on the skill and ingenuity that goes into working with the land around us.”
To celebrate the launch, Tobermory has teamed up with award-winning wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan, who will be working with the distillery as an island ambassador to preserve and promote the Isle of Mull.
Buchanan grew up on Mull and has travelled the world filming and photographing animals and their habitats.
He will work with the distillery team and the local community organisations on Mull to promote sustainability and raise awareness of the island’s ecosystem.
Buchanan added: “Mull is where I grew up and spent many happy years as a boy. Its amazing wildlife and ecosystem is what inspired me to get into photography and filmmaking when I was a teen, and for that, I’ll always be grateful.
“Tobermory Distillery is a key part of my family’s history so I’m honoured to be joining the team as island ambassador.”