Whisky from Mull
The Isle of Mull is home to one of Scotland’s most iconic whisky distilleries, Tobermory. The small island off the coast of Oban has a long history of whisky-making, dating back to the 18th century. The Tobermory distillery is the only one on Mull and produces a distinctive single malt whisky that is prized by connoisseurs around the world.
The Tobermory distillery was founded in 1798 by John Sinclair, and it has been in continuous operation ever since. The distillery remained in the hands of the family until 1884, when it was sold to a consortium of three whisky merchants. The distillery enjoyed a period of prosperity, but after its collapse in 1925, Tobermory was mothballed until 1938. The distillery was sold in 1954 to Distillers Company Limited (DCL), and it remained under the control of DCL until its closure in 1985. Tobermory was then bought by a local consortium, and it's since been refurbished. The Tobermory distillery is located in the village of Tobermory, which lies on the eastern shore of the Isle of Mull. The distillery is operated by Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd, who also operate the nearby Ledaig distillery. The Tobermory distillery uses a combination of two wash stills and five spirit stills. The distillery is best known for its heavily peated whisky, which is used in the blend Cutty Sark.
Tasting whisky from Mull
Whisky from Mull is some of the best in the world. The peaty, smoky flavor is unlike any other whisky. When you taste it, you can immediately tell that it's from Mull.