Tobermory Distillery produces first gin in its 200-year history
Tobermory, the only whisky distillery on the Isle of Mull, has expanded its repertoire to produce a Tobermory Gin.
The company has primarily been known for its Tobermory and Ledaig Single Malts and this is the first gin in the Hebridean distillery’s 200-year-history.
Tobermory Gin, which is available now to the on and off-trade, has been created using inspiration from the island, which is the second largest of the Inner Hebrides, located off the west coast of Scotland.
The gin includes a splash of spirit from the Tobermory whisky stills and a pinch of Hebridean Tea, grown locally on Mull. In total 13 botanicals are used to create the gin, including juniper, elderflower and sweet orange peel.
The launch is being supported by a campaign - “expressive by nature” - to include advertising, PR, social media and sampling activity.
Stephen Woodcock, distillery manager, said: “Tobermory Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, producing one of the oldest single malts. We have got a track record of producing different spirit types, though we have never tried to make gin, until now.
“Tobermory Gin is the first established Single Malt distillery to use their name on a gin. Using a splash of spirit from our famous whisky stills, along with a mix of botanicals, some hand foraged on the island, Tobermory Gin really is something different for the gin market, with an interesting story to tell as a high quality and unique spirit.”
Amy Burns, global marketing manager of Tobermory Gin, said: “The team at Tobermory Distillery are highly skilled and the prospect of taking on a fresh challenge, to create a new type of spirit, was one they embraced with creativity and island inspiration. The addition of Tobermory Gin has given us the opportunity to strengthen the distillery portfolio and we are confident Tobermory Gin will prove popular with our whisky drinkers and gin drinkers alike, giving them a little taste of magical Mull.”