Tobermory has added a 23 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Whisky to its core range. The single malt Scotch uses the same liquid found in the Tobermory 15 Year Old, which is then aged in oloroso Sherry casks at the distillery on the Isle of Mull.
“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 to this exciting addition to the core range,” said Julieann Fernandez, master blender at Tobermory Distillery. “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.
Tobermory 23 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish features notes of vanilla, ripe oranges, toasted barley and fruitcake on the nose. The palate delivers salted toffee, candied citrus and floral honey, while the finish has a subtle saltiness along with hints of caramelized walnuts.
The Isle of Mull distillery partnered with Isle of Mull Silver and Goldsmiths to create a sterling silver and gold quaich, which will be auctioned alongside the new expression in the coming months.
The quaich is said to celebrate “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 than ever for their services as a result of Covid-19.
“The Island of Mull is a remarkable melting pot of artistry and creativity,” noted Fernandez. “This one-off silver quaich is a visualisation of the expert craftmanship and care that goes into the exceptional spirit we are releasing. By bringing together two makers on the island, we’re celebrating this passion for creativity on the world stage.”
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 malts. The new Whisky expression will launch Europe, Asia, and the United Kingdom for the price of £320 ($408 USD).