Tobermory 2004 Aged 17 Years Oloroso Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 55.9% Age: 17 Years Old Country: Scotland
The Ledaig or Tobermory Distillery is a single malt whisky distillery located on the island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland. Originally founded in 1798 by John Sinclair, under the name Ledaig (pronounced ‘lea-chick’). The distillery closed in 1837 and reopening in 1878, the distillery was acquired in 1890 by John Hopkins and Company. Today, Tobermory is the only distillery on the Isle of Mull. The distillery has quite a small annual capacity of just one million litres and runs at but three quarters of this capacity. In 1930, the distillery closed and was used as a power plant. It was not the only time Tobermory had been used for purposes other than whisky distillation; in 1982 the buildings were leased to a dairy company who used them for storing cheese. The distillery uses malted barley which is shipped from the Port Ellen maltings at the South-East of Islay, also home to a more recent experiment whereby some casks are sent for maturation on the island, these are bottled as Ledaig. The usual releases show us that when it’s bottled Tobermory then no or little peat has been used in the production but when it is released as Ledaig there is a high amount of peat content in the production and therefor a smoky whisky is created.
Tobermory is derived from the Gaelic phrase ‘Tobar Mhoire’, meaning “Mary’s well” which refers to a well located nearby which was dedicated in ancient times to the Virgin Mary.
Fully matured in Oloroso Sherry casks for no less than 17 years then bottled at 55.9% ABV cask strength. This one is great for autumn or winter. Big and juicy with festive spices.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Autumn berries, vanilla essence, toasted malt and cinnamon.
Palate: Christmas pudding, wafer biscuits, creamy blonde caramel and milk chocolate is balanced with balanced oak.
Finish: Orange citrus, Christmas cake spices and some earthiness.
|Dimensions||34 × 12 × 12 cm|
Cask Strength, Sherry Cask
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