Established in 1798, the Tobermory distillery is the only distillery on the island of Mull. Originally named Ledaig (Le'chig) that name is now reserved for the heavily peated spirit the distillery produces. Despite a series of multi-decade closures in the distillery's history it has produced spirit uninterrupted since 1989. Annual production is currently 1 million litres.
The phenol level (peatiness) on the barley for this whisky is between 40-45 ppm.
Colour - Light gold.
Nose - Opens with a delightful onion bagel/pickled onion pungency that's followed by an earthiness and a brininess with obvious old boat ropes (a staple of this distillery's profile).
Palate - Oily and pungent with sweet peat (similar to burning marshmallows in this instance).
Finish - Creamy and buttery with lingering peat smoke, vanilla, and damp charred sticks.
On the label - Pungent and coastal with old boat ropes on the nose followed by a sweet tarriness on the palate and a long smoky finish.
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