Tobermory 12-year-old to mark distillery reawakening

by Amy Hopkins

Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull is planning to release a 12-year-old signature single malt and a new bottle design to mark its return to production after a two-year hiatus.

The site was closed for 24 months in 2017, during which time the distillery and its visitor centre was refurbished. In addition to the new 12-year-old, Tobermory is set to unveil “vibrant” new packaging to reflect the colourful houses that sit along the harbour on the Isle of Mull. Two ‘gallery’ events will mark the launch of the new expression and design. The first will take place in London in March, and the second in Glasgow in April. Distillery guests will also have a unique opportunity to view two original pieces of art donated to the distillery by Catherine Ross, who completed the first 'Artist in Residence' programme at Tobermory last year. Her work will be supported by photographer Euan Miles. The artwork and photographs have been used to create new packaging for all spirits produced at Tobermory Distillery. The Tobermory Distillery, owned by South African drinks group Distell, operates two production cycles during the year to produce its namesake Tobermory and Ledaig brands of Scotch whisky.