Tobermory Distillery has launched a new expression: Tobermory 23 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish. This sherried whisky has been bottled at 46.3% and joins Tobermory's core single malt scotch range.
Originally their 15 year old whisky, Tobermory 23 year old has spent more time resting in the finest Oloroso casks at the distillery to create a bold, full-flavoured whisky.
Tobermory 23 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish tasting notes: The deep rose-gold sherried single malt has notes of vanilla, ripe oranges, toasted barley and fruitcake on the nose. With the obvious sherry influence on the palate, salted toffee, candied citrus and floral honey are also evident, all tied together with a caramelized walnuts and subtle salty finish.
To commemorate its time on the Isle of Mull, the distillery has collaborated with another of the island’s long-standing stalwarts, Isle of Mull Silver and Goldsmiths, on a one-of-a-kind sterling silver and gold quaich which will be auctioned alongside the new bottle in the coming months. Silver is a traditional 23rd anniversary gift, and the gold coating signifies the deep liquid-gold of the exquisite 23 year old malt.
The quaich celebrates the creative and expressive nature of the Tobermory Distillery and its island home. Funds raised from the auction will go to The BEN – a Scottish hospitality charity that is seeing more demand for ever for their services as a result of Covid-19.
Julieann Fernandez, Master Blender at Tobermory Distillery, said: “Our team at the distillery have been working hard for many years on the return of this old friend, and we’re incredibly proud to be introducing whisky drinkers around the world this exciting addition to the core range. Absence certainly makes the heart grow fonder and the extra years have been spent well, as our whisky has continued to mature into the new sherried expression.
Phil Campbell, founder of Isle of Mull Silver and Goldsmiths said: "It was a joy to work on such a beautiful piece of silver, crafting it into a unique piece of art to mark the launch of Tobermory 23. Precision, creativity and attention to detail have defined our offering for the last four decades so it was a pleasure collaborate with this artisan distillery from our island home."
Tobermory Distillery is the only whisky distillery on the Hebridean Isle of Mull, and sits at the centre of the vibrant island community that is rich with artistry, creativity and nature. The Tobermory 23 Year Old will join the Tobermory 12 Year Old, Ledaig 10 Year Old and Ledaig 18 Year Old in the distillery’s core range of single malt whiskies.