Tobermory Distillery has added a limited-edtiion 24-Yead-Old whisky to its Hebridean Series. The expression the first special release created by Cara Gilbert, the world’s youngest distillery manager. Only 3,600 bottles of the Scotch have been produced.
Tobermory is situated on the island of Mull, the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland. “We are incredibly proud of this new release and its deep-rooted Mull heritage,” said Gilbert. “The series is inspired by the unique influences that myself and the team experience from living and working on the beautiful island, hand-crafting our whiskies. One of the finest releases in our 230-year history, we know it’ll be a highly sought-after collector’s item from fans eager to enjoy a true taste of Mull.”
The Tobermory 24-Year-Old spent its final nine years resting in oloroso Sherry Gonzales Byass casks, said to deliver notes of “Mull’s wild landscapes.” On the nose, the whisky offers dark berries. The palate delivers blackcurrant jam alongside nutmeg and cinnamon balanced sea salt, vanilla, toasted oak, and a hint of cocoa. The distillery’s surrounding shoreline is said to provide the Scotch with its coastal characteristics and a warm salted caramel finish.
Bottled at 52.5% ABV, and joins Tobermory’s existing portfolio, which comprises a 23-year-old (also part of the Hebridean Series), a 12-year-old, Ledaig 10-year-old, Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask Finish, and Ledaig 18-year-old. The brand also produces gin.
The Tobermory 24-Year-Old is priced at £320 ($430 USD) per bottle and is available exclusively from wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd until March 10, when it will then become widely available on the brand’s website.
For more information, head over to Tobermory’s official website.